Aston Villa vs. Chelsea: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterMay 10, 2013

Villa Park—Birmingham, England

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea picked up a vital, Champions League-guaranteeing win at Villa Park after coming from behind to win 2-1.

Villa took the lead through a wonder Christian Benteke goal, then Ramires was sent off for a second bookable offense in first half stoppage time.

Villa looked at ease against 10 men, but when the goalscorer Benteke was sent off, things went spiraling out of control: Frank Lampard equaled Bobby Tamlin's record of 202 Blues goals with a left-footed strike, then bundled home the winner to become the holder himself.

Worries abound for Chelsea, though, as John Terry was stretched off and Eden Hazard sustained a hamstring injury, all before Cesar Azpilicueta exited early with a knock.

Congratulations to Frank Lampard, commiserations to Villa, who deserved a point from this game.

 

 

Related

    Man City to Pay Laporte's Clause and Go for Fred

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Man City to Pay Laporte's Clause and Go for Fred

    via Goal

    Did Mkhi Confirm Aubameyang to Arsenal?

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Did Mkhi Confirm Aubameyang to Arsenal?

    via footballlondon

    Wenger Confirms Aubameyang Talks

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Wenger Confirms Aubameyang Talks

    Sky Sports
    via Sky Sports

    #EPL100: Ranking League's Best So Far 🔥

    World Football logo
    World Football

    #EPL100: Ranking League's Best So Far 🔥

    Sam Tighe
    via Bleacher Report