Well, Hazard continues to prove hazardous by slotting away the first goal through a nicely earned Torres PK. He returned the favor before the half and set up Torres to struck it home powerfully with the outside of his right boot. Wam, bam, thank you, ma’am! Newcastle had one opportunity from Ba in which he whiffed his first attempt and his second was stopped by Cech low on the floor. Other than that, the Blues earned 3 points quite comfortably.
It’s nice to see Torres getting his confidence back. He even did one of those around-the-back kicks–what’s the name of that move? He nearly saw it through to Hazard for a possible third goal, but it was in fact intercepted. Still, he is clearly getting his confidence back. Two goals in two games surely helps, but clearly Hazard is having a greater impact than we could have ever imagined.