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Newcastle boss Hughton hails Campbell, Taylor in Chelsea draw

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton was delighted with his new-look defence for their draw with Chelsea.

Hughton gave a ringing endorsement to central defensive pairing of Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor.

Neither had played a league game this season but were drafted in for the visit of the champions and came out with heads held high.

Hughton said: "Sol and Steven were part of an outstanding defensive team.

"Both have not played much and for both to get through as difficult a game is a testament to their characters."

Campbell, 36, said: "It's always nice to get that first game back and whenever the chance comes, you have to take it."

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