Ugly scenes can't ruin Lampard milestone, says Rafael Benitez

It was claimed Terry was hit by a coin and fourth official Howard Webb told Benitez to instruct Chelsea's substitutes to warm up away from the West Hams fans after that. But Blues interim manager Benitez was adamant the unsavoury incident should not detract from Lampard's achievement, which moved him within two goals of Bobby Tambling's club record.

updated: March 18, 2013 10:33 IST
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London: Rafael Benitez insisted the ugly scenes sparked by Frank Lampard's 200th goal for Chelsea in the 2-0 win over West Ham shouldn't overshadow the England midfielder's landmark achievement.

Lampard finally reached his double century for the Blues after a month stuck on 199 with a first half header against his former club at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

But the 34-year-old's goal was greeted with anger by West Ham's travelling supporters as Lampard and John Terry celebrated the milestone in front of the away end.

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