Own Goal Denies Frank Lampard First Stamford Bridge Win

Lampard First Stamford Bridge Win

Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead as Kurt Zouma’s late own goal earned newly-promoted Sheffield United a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

A first-half double from Tammy Abraham had looked to put the Blues well on their way to victory, but Callum Robinson halved the deficit moments into the second half before Zouma diverted the same player’s cross past his own keeper two minutes from time.

Frank Lampard gave a first Premier League start to England U21 defender Fikayo Tomori as he replaced Andreas Christensen in the only change from the side that beat Norwich last weekend.

After a low-key start, Abraham gave the hosts the lead on 19 minutes, lashing home after Dean Henderson had spilt his initial header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s delivery.

Abraham made sure that miss was punished before the break as he took advantage of a shambolic mix-up between John Egan and Jack O’Connell to fire past Henderson for a second time to score his fourth goal in two games.

Seconds after the restart, Robinson made amends for his earlier miss, guiding home from close range after a clever cut-back from Enda Stevens to give Chris Wilder’s men hope.

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And as the clock ticked towards ninety minutes they got it, with Zouma the unfortunate man to give the Blades a share of the points.

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Greg Afamah

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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