Newcastle and Chelsea shared the points at St James Park in a match that the visitors dominated in terms of possession.
The Magpies were hoping to take advantage of a Chelsea team low on confidence and they got off to a dream start when striker Andy Carroll exploited a defensive mix-up between Alex and Petr Cech to tap in from close range.
Chelsea huffed and puffed without creating too much though they had a decent penalty shout turned down when Cheik Tiote appeared to bring down Ashley Cole in the penalty area. But on the stroke of half time, the Premier League champions managed to finally put a good passage of play together and Salamon Kalou brought them level with a deflected shot into the corner of the net.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men took the momentum into the second period where they played the game almost exclusively in Newcastle’s half. Kalou and Daniel Sturridge both wasted good chances to win the game for Chelsea while Didier Drogba had a goal ruled out for offside as Chelsea made it three matches withiut a win in the Premier League.
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