Papiss Cisse came off the bench to score twice as Newcastle United became the first team to beat Chelsea this season.

The result extends Jose Mourinho’s dismal record at St James’ Park – Sir Bobby Robson’s former protégé has now never tasted victory in five league games thanks to Cisse’s double.

The hosts also had Steven Taylor sent off with ten minutes remaining but survived the Chelsea onslaught, despite Didier Drogba powering a header past 21-year-old third choice goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who replaced the injured Rob Elliot at half-time.

Alan Pardew – celebrating his four year anniversary as Newcastle manager – was boosted before kick-off as he was able to name Captain Fabricio Coloccini in his starting line-up, which was also improved by the return of Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko from suspension.

Ayoze Perez was selected ahead of Cisse but most of the early action was troubling Elliot’s goal.

Blues midfielder Willian went close a number of times, first firing a shot just wide from the edge of the box before going close with another dangerous shot minutes later.

Gary Cahill headed over as the league leaders continued the pressure and Oscar was off target with an acrobatic overhead kick.

Late in the half, Elliot pulled up after taking a goal kick and was clearly in pain. His availability was already in doubt as his partner is due to give birth but the injury forced Pardew into a change he wasn’t expecting to make.

Alnwick was thrust into his first ever senior appearance for his hometown club at half-time and was immediately called into action when he punched a Cesc Fabregas free kick away well.

Eight minutes after the break, Pardew replaced Remy Cabella with Cisse and four minutes later the change paid off.

Sammy Ameobi burst down the left and fired a low cross into the box which Cahill should have dealt with. However, the England defender was unable to stop the centre squirming between his legs and carrying through to Cisse, who scored from less than six yards. It was the first goal Chelsea had conceded in 498 league minutes.

As expected, Chelsea pushed hard for an equaliser. Eden Hazard had been relatively ineffective but burst into life when he hit a post, only to then watch on as Newcastle broke away.

Sissoko made a good run through the middle and was well found, before doing just enough to find Cisse ahead of Thibout Courtois’s challenge. The Senegal man kept his composure to slide it home and double his side’s lead.

Taylor then fouled substitute Andre Schurrle to receive his second yellow card and make it that bit harder for the Geordies to hang on. Mike Williamson came on for Ameobi but Drogba was on hand to make it a nervy ending as he beat Alnwick to a Fabregas free kick.

Seven minutes of stoppage time saw the home side defending for their lives but they managed to hang on and end Chelsea’s 23-game unbeaten streak.