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And finally, there is some respite for Andre Villas-Boas.

In an evening filled with the memories of legendary Welsh player Gary Speed, the Blues have pulled off a sensational win over Newscastle United at the Sports Direct Arena.

Chelsea, in fact, missed a gilt-edged chance to take the lead when Frank Lampard saw his first-half penalty expertly saved by Tim Krul, but Villas-Boas' boys did not have to wait too long as Juan Mata crossed for Didier Drogba to power a header past Krul on 38 minutes.

The two final goals came very late - Salomon Kalou on 89minutes and Daniel Sturridge in stoppage time.

Chelsea are now third on the Premier League table with 28 points, above Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

Below are some of the key moments of the game: