Premier League preview: Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea host Newcastle for the second time at Stamford Bridge this term, after the boys from the North took the spoils at their last visit. United won 4-3 in a thrilling Carling Cup encounter in West London last year, with Shola Ameobi netting twice in the upset result over Carlo Ancelotti’s men. A lot has changed at St James’ Park since, with notable differences to the first-team squad being striker…

May 14, 2011
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Ferguson Labells Javier Hernández’s Late Booking As An ‘Insult’.

Sir Alex Ferguson blamed Lee Probert, the referee, rather than fatigue or Cheik Tioté’s successful suppression of Wayne Rooney for his side’s failure to win at St James’ Park. The Manchester United manager saw Newcastle United survive a 90th-minute penalty claim when Javier Hernández was given a yellow card for simulation after appearing to fall over Danny Simpson’s outstretched leg. “It was a clear penalty,” said Ferguson. “I thought the…

April 20, 2011
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