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Marcos Alonso has links with Sunderland having spent a short time on loan with the Black Cats, who are the Magpies arch rivals.
The 28-year-old spent half a season on loan at the Stadium of Light back in 2014, and due to his link with Sunderland, he was subjected to abuse from the away fans all through the game.
Alonso didn’t let the abuse get to him as he scored a late goal to seal the three points for Chelsea.
Goal journalist Nizaar Kinsella tweeted about the abuse Alonso had suffered from the Newcastle fans during the game, and the Chelsea left-back responded by mentioning Sunderland, accompanied with some laughing emojis.
Sunderland fans were quick to hail Alonso for taking a sting at the Magpies in the best way possible.
One fan said: “Marcos has the last laugh.”
“Imagine the pain in their heart after your stroke that ball in,” another fan quipped.
Chelsea found it tough breaking down a solid Newcastle defence that were bent on frustrating the Blues attack, but thanks to a Marcos Alonso 73rd minute rifle, Chelsea got the much needed three points.
Speaking after the game, Lampard hailed the away side for their defensive work and praised the second-half performance of the Chelsea team.
The Chelsea boss said: “First of all, I’ve got to give credit to Newcastle. You can see why they have got results this year.
“In the first half we were a little safe and slow… there was not enough urgency or risk. That was the message at half-time.
“We saw the spirit and energy of the team in the second half. We just need to keep picking up the wins and take nothing for granted.
“We had a problem in the game, but solved it. Kovacic was outstandinge. I am pleased, we have to play like that. We got our way in the end.”