Pedro grabbed his second of the game as Chelsea continued to cruise towards their first home league win since Guus Hiddink’s return as manager.The Spaniard had played his part in Chelsea’s dominant first-half display, scoring the second goal as the Blues went in at the break 3-0 up.He then added a fourth on 58 minutes, as he beat a hapless Steven Taylor to Cesc Fabregas’ flighted long ball before beating Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot.Newcastle had begun the second half brightly, and Cesar Azpilicueta had to be alert to throw himself in front of a Jonjjo Shelvey shot, while Aleksandar Mitrovic fired narrowly wide.But the Magpies’ poor defending, exploited by Pedro, cost them – just as it had when they leaked three goals in 16 first-half minutes.Diego Costa, playing in a facemask to protect a broken nose, opened the scoring early on when he timed his run perfectly to guide Willian’s ball into the far corner.Then Newcastle left-back Rolando Aarons played a casual pass on halfway, allowing Pedro the chance to run to the edge of the box before firing home.The home side’s dominance was underscored by their third goal, as Costa picked up Fabregas’ lofted pass before threading the ball into the path of Willian, who was left with a simple finish.The only concern for Chelsea was when captain John Terry limped off after 36 minutes, following a tangle with Mitrovic.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (Baba 36), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa (Traore 60).Subs: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Remy.Newcastle United: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons; Tiote, Shelvey; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend; Mitrovic.Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Saivet, Colback, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Indias strongest suit looked woefully short of its best against Afghanistan in their ICC World Twenty20 opener at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday. Agreed, the much superior batting line- up was put in first on a bouncy track by Nawroz Mangal, but the manner of dismissals will gnaw at them more than Indias total of 159 for five wickets in 20 overs. Score | PhotosAs it was, India won their first Group A match by 23 runs, but not before the Afghans had put another feather in their cap of giving a top team a scare with their spirited batting display against the 2007 champions weak bowling attack.Yuvraj Singh put the match in Indias grasp with his left- arm spin as he picked up three wicket for 24 while R Ashwin finished with two for 20. Earlier Virat Kohli top scored with 50 ( 39 balls, 4x4s, 2x6s).Opener and Mohammad Shahzad ( 18) got Afghanistan off to a flier, with the highlight being a stunning helicopter shot for four off Zaheer Khan.Soon after the Afghans reached their 50 for one in the seventh over, Yuvraj was introduced and he trapped captain Mangal ( 22) LBW with the first ball.Then, in his third over, he struck successive blows, sending Karim Sadiq and Asghar Stanikzai with the score being 75. But Mohammad Nabi ( 37 off 17 balls) and Shafiqullah smacked him for sixes in his final over.Afghanistan kept playing fearless strokes and were rewarded in the 16th over that cost Zaheer 16 runs, but at the same time they lost wickets regularly, to be dismissed for 136.Earlier, man- of- the- match Kohli and Suresh Raina ( 38) got India to a position of safety.Out- of- form openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag failed to get going.Gambhir ( 10) got out in the most predictable way as he played away from the body and got an inside edge onto his stumps. Sehwag ( 8) also perished to his most common dismissal edging behind to an angled delivery from Shapoor.Yuvraj smashed a stunning straight six off just his fourth ball on the fifth anniversary of his six- sixes match against Englands Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20 but then buckled down in the company of Kohli.Kohli whacked Gulbodin Naib for six in the seventh over, but Yuvraj was struggling to get the spinners away, and was dropped by bowler Nabi in a nine- ball 10th over. Soon after that he cut an off- break from Sadiq straight to short third man.Nabi dropped another return catch, this time from Raina, and that seemed to push Kohli into a higher gear. He hit Sadiq for a four and a six, which came off another spilled catch on the boundary by Samiullah Shenwari. He then creamed Shapoor over extra cover for four.Raina, too, joined in the act, cracking two fours as India reached their 100 in 13.5 overs, before surviving once again as 12th man Izzatullah Dawlatzai dropped a skier.advertisement