Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten at Newcastle in their 15th top-flight game of the campaign.
The Magpies took the lead when Cisse slotted in after Gary Cahill missed Sammy Ameobi’s low cross. An Eden Hazard shot hit a Newcastle upright before Moussa Sissoko set up Cisse for another tap-in.
The hosts had Steven Taylor sent off but, despite Didier Drogba pulling one back, held on for the win. Chelsea piled forward late on and striker Diego Costa had a shot tipped over by 21-year-old goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who was making his debut having come on as a half-time substitute for the injured Rob Elliot.
Newcastle had beaten the Blues in their last two league games at St James’ Park but a repeat appeared unlikely considering the marauding form of their visitors. Newcastle stood firm as Mourinho was left still searching for his first win at St James’ Park in five attempts as Chelsea manager.
Newcastle (Cisse 57′ & 78′)
Chelsea (Drogba 83′)
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