Timo Werner ends Premier League goal drought with strike against Newcastle February 15, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
At last! Timo Werner has scored in the Premier League again.
The Chelsea forward was on a barren run in front of goal, having not netted in the top flight since November 7.
But that came to an end on Monday night as his close-range effort gave the Blues a 2-0 lead against Newcastle.
He’d have taken the ball going in-off his backside in these circumstances but the goal was a little bit better than that.
However, it was somewhat fortuitous as the ball fell to him after rebounding off Magpies defender Jamal Lascelles.
Werner still had some work to do but he managed to hook his foot round the ball and squeezed it into the net despite Karl Darlow’s efforts to scramble it away.
The German had to wait a little bit longer for the goal to be confirmed as VAR checked to see if there was an offside in the build-up. But Werner didn’t have to worry as the goal stood.
He’s cut a confident figure against Newcastle, having played a key role in Chelsea’s opener, which was scored by Olivier Giroud.
Werner fired in a cross from the left, which was only palmed into the Frenchman’s path as he made no mistake with the loose ball.
The goal will be a huge relief for Werner, 24, who had to wait a long time to net in the league and you can see the stats behind his dry spell below.
Timo Werner’s dry spell