Newcastle United 2-0 Chelsea: Magpies get better of Mourinho with second-half double

Newcastle United defeated Chelsea 2-0 at St James' Park this afternoon.

Newcastle United secured a thoroughly-deserved 2-0 victory over an in-form Chelsea side earlier today.

Off the back of six straight wins, Jose Mourinho's men went to St James' Park in high spirits, but left deflated as goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy gave the Magpies all three points.

Alan Pardew's men were always likely to perform following their derby day embarrassment at the hands of Sunderland last weekend.  But to take all three points off the Blues is an outstanding achievement, and continues Mourinho's poor record at the home of the Magpies.

Chelsea did edge the first half, with John Terry having the best chances.  But after the interval the home side performed brilliantly, scoring in the 68th minute when Gouffran headed in a Yohan Cabaye free-kick, before Remy doubled their lead with just a minute of normal-time to play.

The result sees Newcastle climb to ninth in the Premier League, while Chelsea drop to third.

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