Marcos Alonso. Getty Images

Chelsea moved into the Premier League top four as Marcos Alonso’s late strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea finally broke down a stubborn Toon as Alonso (73) struck a fierce low effort after being fed by Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left of the box, though Newcastle felt they should have been awarded a foul on Joelinton in the build up.

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The first half lacked any clear-cut chances as Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side intent on playing on the counter, while in the second Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, either side of Alonso’s winner.

The result means Chelsea move into the top four with their fifth straight win in all competitions, while Newcastle fall into the bottom three.