Chelsea draws 1-1 at Newcastle in Premier League
Salomon Kalou equalized to give Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Sunday and prevent the team from losing three straight Premier League matches for the first time since 1999.
After Andy Carroll had given Newcastle a sixth-minute lead at St. James Park, Kalou leveled in first-half injury time after dribbling into the box before firing into the bottom corner with the help of a deflection of defender Steven Taylor's outstretched leg.
Carroll had capitalized on a dreadful back pass by Chelsea defender Alex that eluded goalkeeper Petr Cech, allowing the Newcastle striker to hit his ninth league goal of the season in his 15th appearance.
Chelsea had previously lost at home to Sunderland and then away at Birmingham.