Newcastle United star aims small dig at Chelsea after what happened at Stamford Bridge

Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United succumbed to a 3-2 defeat away to Chelsea.

Jacob Murphy felt Newcastle United were the masters of their own downfall in their 3-2 defeat to Chelsea on Monday night.

Newcastle fell behind just six minutes in when Nicolas Jackson flicked Cole Palmer's effort into the bottom corner. Eddie Howe's men then hit back in the 40th minute when Alexander Isak curled home.

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But the Blues restored their lead near the hour-mark when Palmer fired a low shot past Martin Dubrvaka before substitute Mykhailo Mudryk made it 3-2 with 15 minutes to go.

Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored against Chelsea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Murphy - on as a substitute for the injured Anthony Gordon - rifled a shot home to set up a nervy finish but the home side held out to move one behind United, who sit 10th in the Premier League table.

Reflecting on the game, Murphy said: "Very [disappointing]. We left ourselves too much to do in the end. It's annoying because it's an opportunity missed for us. The fans will see that, we see that."

Murphy went on to bemoan the goals Newcastle conceded, believing it was a case of his side playing badly rather than Chelsea playing well.

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He said: "We weren't good enough in our duels. Little errors. I didn't think their goals were anything special, I think they're all avoidable. We'll look at them but we must do better.

"Looking throughout the game, they weren't really hurting us all too much and their goals come from lack of winning the duels. It wasn't that they played well, it was probably more our own doing. We'll go back and fix it. We've got some big games now ahead to put things right."

Newcastle now turn their focus to Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final trip to Manchester City.

"We'll go back, recover tomorrow and then it's full focus because we've got a chance to get to Wembley," said Murphy. "We haven't been in a quarter-final for ages now so what more motivation do we need then to get to the semi-final of the FA Cup and take our fans back to Wembley.

The Magpies haven't won at the Etihad Stadium for a decade, although that was a cup game when goals from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko knocked Man City out of the League Cup.

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