After what was a dramatic game at Villa Park this afternoon, Chelsea came back from one goal down and 10 men, after Ramires was sent off in the first half, to win the game 2-1 in dramatic style.
Bentake scores after just 14 minutes to put Villa 1-0 up
And is was that guy who is supposed to be passed it – Frank Lampard (yeah right) – who scored both Chelsea’s second half goals, and the winner came with just two minutes to go after Bentake had been sent off after 57 minutes for a second yellow card for a high tackle on Terry.
Frank Lampard now has scored 203 goals for Chelsea – a club record.
And Aston Villa’s top goalscorer Bentake will now miss Villa’s last game at home to Wigan a week tomorrow – good news for Wigan.
Ramirez was sent off just before half time for picking up his second yellow card for a foul on Agbonlahor, and it’s really hard to make this stuff up, after Villa looked in a great position to secure their season leading 1-0 up at the half, and against 10 men.
The defeat means Aston Villa are still two points ahead of Newcastle and a win tomorrow at QPR will take us above the Villains – and the win for Chelsea has secured their Champions League qualification for next season.
The results are going Newcastle’s way and as we reported on Thursday there are two steps to heaven (aka The Premier League) for Newcastle – now there’s only one step.
A win at QPR tomorrow and we are safe.
Howay The Lads!!
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