Chelsea Lose Two Goal Lead, As Newcastle Come Back To Draw

Saturday 25 October 1969

Division One

Newcastle       2  (Davies 39, Foggon 61)

Chelsea          2  (Osgood 8, Cooke 29)

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For half an hour Chelsea sparkled. It’s a long way to Newcastle but they played as if they’ve just jumped offa plane after a two week holiday in the Caribbean, fully energized and ready to express themselves. Osgood was a wizard on grass, with endevour and an instinctive play that wowed the paying spectators . He scored early for Chelsea and that gave him the confidence to continue his expressive play helping Cooke score just before the half hour.

Hudson, dancing through the midfield with impunity is looking for an opening.

Hudson, dancing through the midfield with impunity is looking for an opening.

Hudson finds Cooke.

Hudson finds Cooke.

Cooke lays it off to Osgood who has floated away from the Newcastle defence.

Cooke lays it off to Osgood who has floated away from the Newcastle defence.

Osgood makes sure he scores the first goal for Chelsea.

Osgood makes sure he scores the first goal for Chelsea.

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However Newcastle started to claw back, using their physicality they stopped Chelsea dominate the midfield area and start to take the game by the scruff of the neck. A couple of false starts later Davies dribbled through the Chelsea defence as if they mere ghosts and casually slotted the ball into net.

After an hour of the game Newcastle got their just desserts. With Chelsea asleep at the wheel, Newcastle’s Davies gave Foggon a delicate ball which Foggon scored the deserved equaliser. The game petered away in the end with both teams happy with the point.

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Davies skirts past Chelsea, with Foggon waiting for the killer pass.

Davies skirts past Chelsea, with Foggon waiting for the killer pass.

Foggon receives  the ball and chances his arm just outside the penalty box.

Foggon receives the ball and chances his arm just outside the penalty box.

Foggon slams the ball into the net and earns Newcastle a deserved draw.

Foggon slams the ball into the net and earns Newcastle a deserved draw.

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