KENYA BROWN - Monday, August 27, 2018
DeAndre Yedlin's return to the starting lineup for Newcastle United saw him assist on a goal and unfortunately score the game-winner for Chelsea.
Newcastle United 1-2 Chelsea
An unlucky own goal from Yedlin helped Chelsea steal all three points at St. James' Park and keep them unbeaten after three games.
The American right back made his return to the Magpies' starting lineup after sitting out for the week due suffer an injury scare in their season opener against Tottenham.
It was a quiet first half for both teams, but things picked around the 70th minute mark when Chelsea center-back Antonio Rudiger sent a blistering long-range shot crashing off the crossbar. This only sparked Chelsea to find a goal and they were reward a chance when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty.
Eden Hazard stepped up and calmly converted the penalty in the 76th minute to give his team the lead.
However, the host would fight back and level the score seven minutes later when Yedlin fought off Olivier Giroud to win the ball, make the cross from the right side and teammate Joselu headed it home past goalkeeper Kepa.
It was a great return for Yedlin that would soon be dashed in the 87th minute when a shot from Marcos Alonso sailed through the legs of several players before it took a deflection off the right back's foot and into his team's goal.
A heartbreaking way to lose the game after a good fight back against the Blues.
Newcastle sits in 16th place in the standings with one point.
AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Sunderland
A pair of goals from Lee Cattermole helped Sunderland escape with all three points as they went to beat Wimbledon at the
Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium.
Gooch was once again in the starting lineup for the Black Cats as they continue to play strongly in their push to move back up to the Championship.
However, it would be the host that opened the scoring nine minutes into the game. Joe Pigott would run onto a cross from Andrew Barcham and volley his shot past Sunderland goalkeeper Jonathan McLaughlin.
The host would hold onto their lead for most of the game until Cattermole found the back of the net in the 66th minute. Wimbledon goalkeeper did well to save an initial header but could not stop the midfielder from pouncing on the rebound and heading it into the back of the net.
Sunderland then scored the game-winner in the 83rd minute when Gooch's brilliant cross found an unmarked Cattermole to volley home.
The Black Cats sit in second place in the standings with 13 points.
Tim Ream remains out injured for Fulham, but they grabbed their first win of the Premier League season witha 4-2 win over Burnley.
In the Championship, Antonee Robinson was in the starting lineup for Wigan Athletic in their 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers.
Eric Lichaj started for Hull City in their 2-0 loss to Stoke City.
Cameron Carter-Vickers was not a part of the Swansea City team at the weekend as he had just finalized his loan to the team from Tottenham and they went down to a 1-0 loss to Bristol City.
Down in League One, Brendan Moore was once again a spectator on the bench for Rochdale in their 2-1 loss to Walsall.