Porto progressed from the group stage of last season’s Champions League without losing any of their fixtures, while also scoring 16 goals and keeping three clean sheets to finish at the top of their group.
On Tuesday the FA announced Chelsea’s appeal against the three-match ban Costa received following his clash with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny had been rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
“In the end the result is a disappointment but the way we played and the way we responded after this week was excellent”. On the hour Georginio Wijnaldum glanced a header into the far corner of Asmir Begovic’s goal from a Perez corner.
Steve McClaren is yet to register a win in the Premier League with Newcastle but he would dearly love a repeat of the same result last season where Newcastle were 2-1 winners which subsequently ended Chelsea’s 23 game unbeaten streak. Gabriel’s ban was reduced to one...
Falcao looks the more likely and is the 5/1 favourite with BetVictor to open the scoring at St James’ Park, 7/5 to net anytime and 12/1 to be named man of the match. But I’m confident that losing run will be over come the final whistle.