Match report: Dominant Chelsea beat Newcastle to go fourth in the premier league
|Marcos Alonso rose the highest to contest an aerial ball on Monday night against Newcastle. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Chelsea recorded their fourth straight win in the league under new coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday and striker Timo Werner ended his goal drought as the Blues beat Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United 2-0 to leapfrog Liverpool into the Champions League qualifying places.
The German also had a big role in Chelsea's opener eight minutes earlier when he got to the byline and his cross was pushed away by Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow straight to the feet of Oliver Giroud who scored from 10 yards.
The win pushed the Londoners into fourth place, two points clear of out-of-form champions Liverpool and ahead of fifth-placed West Ham on goal difference after the Hammers won earlier on Monday in an emphatic fashion over Sheffield United.