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Back in Tyne: Five classic victories against Chelsea

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm GMT), we take a look at some of the Magpies' best wins against the Blues at St. James' Park.

Sissoko's last minute winner (2012/2013) 

Moussa Sissoko capped off a memorable home debut by scoring twice as Newcastle United came from behind to beat Chelsea in a 3-2 thriller at St. James' Park.

Jonás Gutiérrez's glancing header sent the Magpies into the lead against Rafael Benítez's Blues before the visitors responded in the second half through Frank Lampard's long-range thunderbolt and Juan Mata's curling finish.

After an impressive debut away at Aston Villa, Sissoko continued his bright form for his new club as the Frenchman equalised for the hosts in front of the Leazes End before the midfielder grabbed the winning goal in the 90th minute to claim consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since April.

United dismantle champions on final day (2017/2018)

Newcastle finished in tenth place on the final day of the 2017/18 season after an outstanding 3-0 victory against 2017 Premier League winners Chelsea. 

United knew a victory against the Blues, managed by Antonio Conte, would ensure a top-half finish and the Magpies looked on course to achieving that after Dwight Gayle's close-range header opened the scoring in the May sunshine.

Ayoze Pérez's quick-fire brace, taking his goalscoring tally up to ten in all competitions, in the second half gave Newcastle comfortable breathing space after flicking in Jonjo Shelvey's low drive for his first before converting from Florian Lejeune's pass for his second.

Cissé's double continues Mourinho hoodoo (2014/2015)

Papiss Cissé was the hero for Newcastle United as the Senegalese striker's second half brace ended Chelsea's 23-game unbeaten run in a 2-1 triumph on Tyneside.

Cissé, who had previously netted a sensational brace at Stamford Bridge in April 2012, tapped home the opener after pouncing on a mistake from defender Gary Cahill before notching his second in the closing stages.

However, United were reduced to ten men after Steven Taylor's second yellow card before Didier Drogba set up a tense finish after nodding in Cesc Fabregas' free kick.

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick kept United's lead in tact as the 21-year-old debutant, who replaced Rob Elliot as a second half substitute, tipped Diego Costa's late strike over the crossbar and ensured maximum points for the Magpies and took José Mourinho's winless run at St. James' Park to five matches. 

Cole's brace secures five wins out of five (1994/95)

Newcastle United won their fifth of six opening league games after a six-goal thriller at St. James' Park, with the Magpies winning 4-2 against Glenn Hoddle's Blues.

Four of the goals were netted in the opening half hour, with Andy Cole and Ruel Fox scoring for the hosts, both of which were cancelled out by former United man Gavin Peacock and Paul Furlong.

However, Rob Lee's second half strike along with Cole's second goal of the game - his sixth in five Premiership matches - ensured Newcastle's position at the summit of the top flight.

Kevin Keegan's side eventually finished in sixth place, missing out on European qualification into the UEFA Cup by a single point.

Shearer's sensational strike (2003/2004)

Alan Shearer netted a marvellous volley as Newcastle recovered from an early setback against Claudio Ranieri's high-flying Blues to claim an important 2-1 win.

Chelsea, chasing a Champions League qualification spot along with the Magpies, took the lead through Joe Cole's fifth minute strike but Sir Bobby Robson's side - who drew with Marseille in midweek - showed no signs of fatigue from their UEFA Cup semi-final as Shola Ameobi's fierce effort on the stroke of half-time levelled the clash.

The game had barely restarted before Shearer sent Newcastle into the lead, with a moment of brilliance at the expense of French defender Marcel Desailly. The England forward collected the ball on the left, holding off the World Cup winner's best marking efforts before striking a swerving shot which flew into the net.

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