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Saturday 03 December 2011

Strikers earn Chelsea vital victory

Drogba, Kalou and Sturridge goals settle a thrilling contest at unlucky Newcastle

Striker Didier Drogba wheels away after putting Chelsea 1-0 ahead away at Newcastle

Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea

Chelsea moved above Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League after winning a sensational match at the Sports Direct Arena.

Chelsea missed a gilt-edged chance to take the lead when Frank Lampard saw his first-half penalty expertly saved by Tim Krul, but they did not have to wait too long before Juan Mata crossed for Didier Drogba to power a header past Krul.

Newcastle hit the woodwork three times before Salomon Kalou slotted home and Daniel Sturridge fired in late on to wrap up the points.

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Key Points

  • Krul brilliantly saves first-half Lampard penalty
  • Drogba heads Blues ahead from Mata cross
  • Kalou and Sturridge both score in closing stages