Frank Lampard breaks Chelsea scoring record in nervy win over Aston Villa

Christian Benteke put Villa ahead in the first half but, with both sides reduced to 10 men, Lampard started Chelsea's comeback in the 61st minute.

updated: May 11, 2013 20:05 IST
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Frank Lampard scored twice to become Chelsea's outright record goalscorer as Rafael Benitez's team fought back to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday and effectively ensure Champions League football next season.

A hugely entertaining and eventful contest at Villa Park saw Paul Lambert's team take an early lead through Christian Benteke and they looked well set when Chelsea's Ramires was sent off on the stroke of half-time.

Benteke though followed him down the tunnel after the restart, however, and it proved a major turning point as Lampard soon equalised before dramatically surpassing former Chelsea striker Bobby Tambling's long-standing club record in the 88th minute by making it 203 goals for the Blues.

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