Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 direct reaction: Reece James scores two runs as the Blues excel in chasing the title

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Chelsea defeated Newcastle in a dominant fashion at St James’ Park.

The Blues thought they had opened the scoring in the first half when Jorginho’s clever ball found Hakim Ziyech in the area and the winger beat Karl Darlow with a superb curling shot only to be caught offside.

Ziyech came close to scoring again in the second half, but his shot from 25 yards hit Jamal Lascelles and landed on the post.

The West London side were really struggling to hit the target, but man of the match Reece James broke the deadlock in the 65th minute when he picked up a cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi from the left wing and sent the ball into Darlow’s upper right corner. from a narrow angle.

That opened the door as James netted the visitors 12 minutes later from the exact same corner.

Then Darlow committed a foul on Kai Havertz inside the area and made Jorginho the third goal from a penalty kick in the 81st minute.

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