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Alonso gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Newcastle in EPL

LONDON (AP) Marcos Alonso scored his first goal of the season to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Newcastle, lifting Frank Lampard's team provisionally into the top four of the Premier League.

Alonso broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute at Stamford Bridge as the Blues earned their fifth straight victory in all competitions.

After a slow start to the campaign, Chelsea is now two points ahead of fifth-place Arsenal, which plays Sheffield United on Monday.