Chelsea 1-0 Everton: Last-gasp Lampard strike gives Blues the win

Chelsea 1 - 0 Everton

  • 93" Frank Lampard

Ref: Lee Probert
Attendance: 41,580

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Chelsea beat Everton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Frank Lampard scored an injury-time winner for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to send the Blues four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The match against Everton appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, before the England international's late free-kick was diverted in off Toffees' 'keeper Tim Howard.

Everton had stood firm up to that point, with Howard pulling off a string of fine saves and Roberto Martinez's men looking good for a point.  But second-half substitute Ramires added some extra drive to the home side's play and they were subsequently rewarded with a vital victory in the race for the title.

The result means Chelsea are four points clear (at least temporarily) while Everton are in 6th place with 45 points.

Statistics

Chelsea

Everton

Possession

46.6%
53.4%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • John Terry
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • Willian
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Frank Lampard
  • Samuel Eto'o

Substitutes

  • Mohamed Salah
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Fernando Torres
  • Demba Ba
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Phil Jagielka
  • James McCarthy
  • Gareth Barry
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Leon Osman
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Steven Naismith

Substitutes

  • John Stones
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Ross Barkley
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Joel Robles

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