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Everton 1-2 Chelsea


Lampard: two-goal hero

Lampard: two-goal hero

Chelsea came from behind to end Everton's unbeaten home record as skipper Frank Lampard scored twice in a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon.


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The Toffees took the lead after just two minutes and might have been further ahead after dominating the first half an hour.

The Blues equalised on the stroke of half-time and grabbed the decisive goal with 18 minutes remaining.

Steven Pienaar fired the hosts ahead from 16 yards when Victor Anichebe's header hit the post and broke for the arriving South African midfielder.

Nikica Jelavic almost made it two on nine minutes but his curling free-kick bounced back into play off the upright with Petr Cech well beaten.

The visitors fought hard to find a route back into the game and when Ramires crossed for Lampard three minutes from half-time, the midfielder headed his side level.

Jelavic rattled the woodwork once again in the second half. Leighton Baines crossed to the near post and Jelavic glanced a header past substitute keeper Ross Turnbull but it struck the crossbar.

Lampard netted the winner 18 minutes from time as the ball broke kindly for him after a fine Chelsea move.

The veteran did well to steer the ball past keeper Tim Howard from close range.

The victory sends Rafael Benitez's team into third, just four points off Manchester City with a game in hand, while Everton saw a 13-game unbeaten home record come to an end.

Posted: 30/12/12 15:56

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