NEWCASTLE, England (AP) – Tammy Abraham scored her third straight goal for Chelsea, who beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday to temporarily take over the lead in the English Premier League.
Chelsea took the lead in the 10th minute when Federico Fernández kicked the ball into his own net and the goal came despite Fernández’s protests that he had been pushed by when Mason Mount’s center came.
Timo Werner hit the target at goal, missing an opportunity and seeing another effort disallowed by forward position. But the German had better luck as a supplier, beating two Newcastle defenders before giving the pass for Abraham to score Chelsea’s second in the 65th minute.
It was Abraham’s third straight game with a goal, after scoring against Rennes and Shefield United before the international break. He has four goals in 12 games this season and is combining well with Werner, with whom he was expected to compete for the start after the German’s arrival from Leipzig.
Newcastle maintained a defensive approach despite playing at home and did not have a shot on goal until the 82nd minute, when goalkeeper Edouard Mendy parried a deflected shot.
A powerful shot from Solly March gave Brighton a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, the visitors’ first Premier League win in two months.
Brighton took the lead early on a counter attack in the 12th minute with Danny Welbeck’s first goal for the club, Ezri Konsa equalizing for Villa at 46.
With the locals planted behind, March fired a cannon shot into the upper corner from the edge of the area in the 56th minute.