Newcastle United stunned Chelsea on Saturday to record a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Blues.
Two goals from substitute Papiss Cisse saw the Magpies take a strong lead midway through the second half, and despite a Didier Drogba strike and a red card to Steven Taylor, the home side managed to hold on for a famous victory.
Chelsea's Diego Costa experienced a disappointing day at the office, it has to be said. While Cisse stole the plaudits for his goal scoring heroics, the Brazilian-born Spaniard could do little but watch on.
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Despite having a number of chances - he managed more attempts at goal than any other player - he was unable to leave his mark on the game. Having found the target from just two of his shots, it's fair to say he could have done better.
On another day, Costa may have been more richly rewarded for his efforts, however, up against Alan Pardew's regenerated Magpies he was afforded little room for maneuver. He fashioned a further three key passes, while completing one dribble, but ultimately his attempts proved futile.
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini must be applauded for his defensive performance. He suppressed the menacing striker for the most-part of the match; a feat. very few have managed since his £32million summer move from Atletico Madrid.