Highlights -Newcastle Secures Late Victory with Isak's Header, Climbing to Third Place in the Table
- World Soccer Today -
The Chelsea team helped alleviate the stress on their coach Graham Potter by winning a close game against Crystal Palace.
Additionally, Newcastle moved up to third place in the rankings.
Chelsea's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace helped relieve the stress on manager Graham Potter.
Meanwhile, Newcastle secured a late 1-0 victory against Fulham, which moved them up to third place in the Premier League.
Kai Havertz scored the only goal for Chelsea with a header in the second half, during a game where Chelsea paid tribute to the late Gianluca Vialli, a former player and manager who passed away earlier this month.
The match was also marked by the news that Chelsea had completed the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk for a potentially record-breaking fee of £88 million.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk was presented to the crowd at half-time of the game, draped in the Ukrainian flag.
His transfer is set to take Chelsea's spending during their first season under the ownership of Todd Boehly's consortium over £400 million.
However, despite the significant investment, Chelsea's performance on the field has yet to reflect this spending.
Nevertheless, Chelsea managed to secure a second win in their last 10 league games, with a goal from Kai Havertz, who headed in a cross from Hakim Ziyech.
Chelsea still had to rely on goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to secure the win, as he made a crucial save from a strike by Cheick Doucoure.
Despite the much-needed win, Chelsea are still 10 points behind the top four in the league, as Newcastle also secured a win to keep their title hopes alive.
Newcastle had a fortunate escape when Aleksandar Mitrovic's penalty was ruled out in the second half against his former team.
The Serbian had slipped while taking the penalty and his right-footed shot hit his left foot and went into the net.
However, Newcastle took advantage of this and secured the win with a goal from substitute Alexander Isak, who headed in the winner a minute before the end of the match.
Isak, who is Newcastle's club record signing, has now scored three goals in four Premier League appearances, with his last goal coming in September due to an injury.
The victory moves Newcastle above Manchester United into the third place in the table, based on goal difference and they are within six points of the leaders, Arsenal.
The Gunners could increase their lead to eight points if they win the north London derby against Tottenham later on Sunday.