Moussa Sissoko scored twice on his home debut as Newcastle came from behind to beat Chelsea in a rousing game.
Former Magpies striker Demba Ba had the first decent chance, but headed wide and then went off as he was caught in the face by Fabricio Coloccini's boot.
Minutes later, Jonas Gutierrez headed the opener but Chelsea responded through Frank Lampard's thunderbolt and Juan Mata's curling finish.
Sissoko equalised on 68 minutes and struck the winner in stoppage time.
It was a thrilling introduction to the home supporters for the French midfielder, who signed for Newcastle on 25 January and was a constant threat.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew described his new capture as the difference in their crucial win over Aston Villa in midweek, and here the 23-year-old proved indefatigable by teaming up superbly with fellow home debutant Yoan Gouffran and the scheming Yohan Cabaye to eventually eclipse their visitors.
Consecutive victories for the first time since April moved Newcastle eight points clear of the relegation zone and suggested that, despite losing Ba to the European champions earlier in January, they have realistic hopes of climbing the table again.
Chelsea, for all their second-half revival, fell to their first away defeat since 1 December.
Indeed, Rafael Benitez's side are now winless in four games in all competitions, and although there were some enterprising moments, not least Lampard's and Mata's superb goals, this result will hardly win Benitez any new fans at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard goes from strength to strength
- Frank Lampard, whose Chelsea contract runs until the end of the season, has now scored 10 or more goals in 10 successive Premier League seasons
Chelsea's afternoon was summed up by Ba, who had a game to forget on his return to St James' Park.
The Senegalese was booed from the start and ended up leaving the field before half-time with what was later confirmed to be a broken nose after taking a kick in the face from Coloccini.
The injury occurred as Ba almost gave Chelsea the lead. He collected Lampard's throughball and, when his first effort was saved by Tim Krul, the ball bounced back to him and he headed inches wide, taking a whack in the process.
Ba received lengthy treatment on the sidelines as blood streamed from his nose, although referee Howard Webb did not penalise the home defender.
And no sooner had Ba returned to the field than Newcastle were ahead.
The hosts had already tested Petr Cech on several occasions, with Papiss Cisse coming closest, but they made the breakthrough when Cabaye swept the ball out to Davide Santon and Gutierrez stole between the Chelsea defenders to head home.
The goal marked a period of Newcastle dominance but that changed 10 minutes after the break when Lampard picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and arrowed it into the top corner to reach double figures in the Premier League for the 10th consecutive season.
Mata's finish was equally exquisite, as he received substitute Fernando Torres's lay-off to curl past the stretching Krul and give the Blues the lead.
Chelsea looked to be coping well without Ba, but Newcastle remained a threat on the break and from Gouffran's surging run they equalised, his shot parried as far as Sissoko, who turned it in.
But the Frenchman saved his best for last, receiving Santon's cutback to beat Cech at his near post from 20 yards.
Even then Lampard could have levelled once more, but his shot was blocked by Steven Taylor as Newcastle's French revolution gained an added dimension.
- 01 Krul
- 02 Coloccini
- 03 Santon
- 14 Perch Booked
- 26 Debuchy
- 27 S Taylor
- 04 Cabaye
- 07 Sissoko (Yanga-M'Biwa - 90' )
- 18 Gutierrez
- 09 Cisse Booked
- 11 Gouffran (Marveaux - 84' )
- 21 Elliot
- 13 Yanga-M'Biwa
- 08 Anita
- 20 Bigirimana
- 22 Marveaux
- 25 Obertan
- 23 Sh Ameobi
- 01 Cech
- 02 Ivanovic
- 03 Cole Booked
- 24 Cahill
- 26 Terry
- 34 Bertrand
- 07 Ramires Booked
- 08 Lampard
- 10 Mata Booked
- 11 Oscar
- 29 Ba (Torres - 43' )
- 22 Turnbull
- 19 Ferreira
- 28 Azpilicueta
- 21 Marin
- 30 Benayoun
- 57 Ake
- 09 Torres
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.90:00 +3:57
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.90:00 +2:41
Juan Mata concedes a free kick for a foul on Yohan Cabaye. Tim Krul takes the free kick.90:00 +2:20 Booking
Booking Juan Mata is booked.90:00 +1:21 Substitution
Substitution Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa comes on in place of Moussa Sissoko.90:00 +0:45
A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic, save by Tim Krul.89:06
The assist for the goal came from Davide Santon.89:06 Goal scored
Goal! - Moussa Sissoko - Newcastle 3 - 2 Chelsea Moussa Sissoko grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 3-2 Chelsea.87:26
Long range effort by Nascimento Ramires goes harmlessly over the bar.86:52
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by James Perch. Juan Mata takes the free kick.85:33
Mathieu Debuchy crosses the ball, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.84:28
The ball is swung over by Sylvain Marveaux, Shot from deep inside the area by Papiss Cisse goes over the bar.83:35 Substitution
Substitution Sylvain Marveaux replaces Yoan Gouffran.83:25
Shot on goal by Frank Lampard from just inside the area goes over the target.82:22
The ball is sent over by Juan Mata, save by Tim Krul.82:04
Moussa Sissoko takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.81:47
A cross is delivered by Emboaba Oscar.80:45
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yohan Cabaye on Gary Cahill. Gary Cahill takes the direct free kick.79:29
The referee blows for offside. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.79:01
Emboaba Oscar concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoan Gouffran. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Gary Cahill.76:54
Juan Mata fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick.75:57
Mathieu Debuchy fouled by Ryan Bertrand, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.75:19
The ball is crossed by Juan Mata, Tim Krul makes a save.74:37
Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Jonas Gutierrez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.72:36
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Yohan Cabaye. Direct free kick taken by Juan Mata.70:56
Moussa Sissoko takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, John Terry makes a clearance. Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.70:14
Juan Mata crosses the ball, blocked by Yohan Cabaye. Corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line.69:39
Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Free kick taken by John Terry.67:11
Yoan Gouffran provided the assist for the goal.67:11 Goal scored
Goal! - Moussa Sissoko - Newcastle 2 - 2 Chelsea Moussa Sissoko finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea.67:06
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.65:39
Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.65:04
The ball is delivered by Nascimento Ramires, clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.63:34
Effort on goal by Juan Mata from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.61:47 Booking
Booking Ashley Cole shown a yellow card.61:46 Booking
Booking Papiss Cisse receives a yellow card.60:44
Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.60:44 Goal scored
Goal! - Juan Mata - Newcastle 1 - 2 Chelsea Goal scored by Juan Mata from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea.60:36
Branislav Ivanovic delivers the ball.60:12
Unfair challenge on John Terry by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. John Terry takes the free kick.59:15
The ball is sent over by Juan Mata, Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.57:25
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Frank Lampard, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Frank Lampard from right channel.54:26
Ashley Cole provided the assist for the goal.54:26 Goal scored
Goal! - Frank Lampard - Newcastle 1 - 1 Chelsea Frank Lampard fires in a goal from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea.52:41
Branislav Ivanovic sends in a cross, save by Tim Krul.52:23
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, save by Petr Cech.51:46
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.49:05
The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, Mathieu Debuchy gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Juan Mata, Jonas Gutierrez manages to make a clearance.48:33
The ball is crossed by Moussa Sissoko.45:32
Foul by Steven Taylor on Fernando Torres, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +4:16 Half time
Half Time The referee blows for half time.45:00 +3:34 Booking
Booking James Perch is shown a yellow card.45:00 +2:30
Centre by Fabricio Coloccini, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.45:00 +1:19
Yohan Cabaye takes the outswinging corner, Moussa Sissoko takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bertrand. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line.45:00 +0:41
Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Papiss Cisse, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.44:09
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, John Terry makes a clearance.42:01 Substitution
Substitution Fernando Torres joins the action as a substitute, replacing Demba Ba.40:07
Assist by Davide Santon.40:07 Goal scored
Goal! - Jonas Gutierrez - Newcastle 1 - 0 Chelsea Jonas Gutierrez finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea.40:04
Davide Santon crosses the ball,39:00
The offside flag is raised against Papiss Cisse. Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.38:32
Yoan Gouffran produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.35:42
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.31:56
Demba Ba takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save. Demba Ba has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.31:34
The ball is sent over by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Gary Cahill.29:45
Direct free kick taken by Steven Taylor.29:45 Booking
Booking Nascimento Ramires receives a caution.29:32
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick.29:03
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, clearance made by Jonas Gutierrez.28:54
Demba Ba delivers the ball, Jonas Gutierrez manages to make a clearance.27:26
Effort on goal by Moussa Sissoko from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.27:14
Centre by Yoan Gouffran.26:57
The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand, clearance made by Steven Taylor.26:38
James Perch concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.26:29
A cross is delivered by Yoan Gouffran, Nascimento Ramires manages to make a clearance.26:20
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by John Terry.25:29
The ball is swung over by Ashley Cole, blocked by James Perch. Corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line.24:32
The ball is swung over by Juan Mata, save made by Tim Krul.22:53
Davide Santon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.22:44
The ball is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy, Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.22:18
Mathieu Debuchy crosses the ball, clearance made by John Terry.21:16
Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.21:02
The ball is swung over by Mathieu Debuchy, clearance made by Gary Cahill.20:53
The ball is crossed by Davide Santon, clearance by Nascimento Ramires.20:45
Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Cahill.19:38
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.19:25
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.18:25
Effort on goal by Emboaba Oscar from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.15:29
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Mathieu Debuchy. Frank Lampard takes the free kick. A cross is delivered by Emboaba Oscar, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.14:42
Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball, Frank Lampard produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.12:35
The ball is swung over by Ryan Bertrand, Davide Santon makes a clearance.9:35
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by James Perch. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.7:27
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, Petr Cech makes a save.6:17
Davide Santon takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.4:21
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.3:05
Yohan Cabaye produces a cross, save by Petr Cech.2:26
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, clearance by John Terry.1:49
The ball is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.0:33
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.0:00
The referee gets the game underway.
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