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Chelsea ruin Shearer's return to St James' Park

Alan Shearer's return to St James' Park was marred by some comedy defending which allowed Chelsea to beat Newcastle 2-0.

Frank Lampard put the Blues ahead after some dithering at the back by Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini led to comedy of errors from Newcastle's rear-guard allowing the England midfielder to head the ball into an empty net

Chelsea made sure of the points when Florent Malouda latched onto a long kick-out by Petr Cech to fire past Steve Harper. The result will have been a wake up call for Shearer who got to see that Premier League management is much harder than commenting on the safety of the Match of the Day couch.

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