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Chelsea v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final

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Chelsea 1-1 (4-2) Newcastle — Match Report: Noveau Pauvre

Posh Chelsea triumphed over Humble Tyneside.

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Two down, two to go.

Newcastle United visited the posh neighborhood of Chelsea to play a Carabao Cup quarterfinals match at Stamford Bridge in the English capital and fell to the Blues, 4-2 in the penalty shootout following a last-minute 1-1 in regulation.

Dramatic scenes unfolded with the game almost over as Chelsea scored on the verge of the final whistle, sending the crowd into a frenzy and the match to the penalty spot. Newcastle, then and there, turned black and white.

Newcastle seemed poised for victory after Callum Wilson’s 16th-minute goal. However, Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk scored in stoppage time, forcing the game into penalties, a phase of the game the Magpies are not accustomed to and simply couldn’t cope with the high stakes of it.

Chelsea capitalized on misses by Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier and Matt Ritchie to secure their victory, 4-2 from the spot, advancing to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

Chelsea’s Moises Caicedo brought the controversy of the day as he tackled Anthony Gordon in a rather murderous way only for the former to avoid a red card and the latter, miraculously, a long-term injury.

One of Newcastle’s long-time chased transfer targets, Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher, put on a solid effort striking the crossbar for the Blues. Newcastle’s opening goal, it must be said, resulted from a mistake by Levi Colwill, leading to Wilson’s smooth finish past goalie Djordje Petrovic.

The match reached its climax when Mudryk’s ball hit the net, bringing the game to a stalemate and giving crazy Chelsea fan all of the reasons he needed to jump the fence and invade the pitch. Sheesh...

Eddie Howe w has visibly disappointed, but no excuses are allowed here if the club wants to keep climbing the European ladder as a whole and the English ranks in particular. You either win, or go home. One of those things Newcastle did not, and the other surely achieved as a result.

“It hurts a lot. It’s a very similar feeling to the end of the PSG game,” Howe said after the game. “The lads had committed so much, gave everything and we led for so long.”

At the end of the day, the UCL and the EFL are down, and (a top-four finish in) the Premier League and the FA Cup are still up for grabs. How much will the board endure before dropping the axe on Howe’s neck?

Every sign points toward maximum calm, so we can only wait for now until it gets too late to rescue the ship. Tick, tock, tock, tock.

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