Newcastle v Chelsea: Marcos Alonso speaks out on controversial penalty during Chelsea win over Newcastle

Newcastle v Chelsea: Marcos Alonso speaks out on controversial penalty during Chelsea win over Newcastle

Alonso was fouled (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea had been awarded a controversial penalty of their 1-Zero win over Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Fabian Schar was penalised for a lunge on Marcos Alonso halfway by the second half after Newcastle had saved Maurizio Sarri’s males largely quiet all through.

Replays confirmed the Swiss centre-back bought the ball however the referee’s thoughts was made up as he pointed to the spot.

Eden Hazard duly transformed the penalty and Alonso is satisfied that it was the ‘right decision’.

He instructed Sky Sports: ‘I think I touch the ball and then I get in front of the player, in between the player and the ball and when I’m going to cross to [Olivier] Giroud, I simply went down as a result of he make me down.

Hazard transformed the penalty (Picture: AFP/Getty)

‘I think right decision. Good win. Three points are massive for us.’

Newcastle equalised with a controversial objective of their very own, with Giroud taking place clutching his face earlier than DeAndre Yedlin crossed for Joselu to attain, nevertheless, a late personal objective from Yedlin ensured Sarri maintained his unbeaten begin as Blues boss.

And Hazard was delighted with the preventing spirit proven by his team-mates.

‘When they scored a goal I think everyone was thinking to draw,’ Hazard mentioned.

‘But we are Chelsea, we never give up, we play 90/95 minutes and score a fantastic goal from Marcos Alonso.’

Benitez was sad with the choice (Picture: PA)

Newcastle supervisor Rafael Benitez disagreed with Alonso’s evaluation of the penalty and believes that it was ‘soft’.

‘Penalty – delicate. Foul was delicate. Then they perhaps may have scored in the long run.

‘They have gamers that may beat individuals in a single vs one conditions. We had been compact.

‘The penalty changed everything. We had to be more open.’