Lampard becomes Chelsea's joint highest goalscorer

Alex Young
May 11, 2013
Lampard becomes Chelsea's joint highest goalscorer

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has scored his 202nd goal for the Blues against Aston Villa, equaling Bobby Tambling's record as the club's highest goalscorer.

The 34-year-old held off the attentions of Nathan Baker and Ashley Westwood to equalize against the relegation-threatened side an pull level with the 43-year-old record.

The 61st-minute goal was Lampard's 10th in the Premier League this season, and his 17th in all competitions, as he marked reaching double figures in the league for the 10th successive season.

Tambling, now 71 years old, was presented to the Stamford Bridge crowd at Chelsea's home game against Swansea on April 28, which saw Lampard score his 201st goal from the penalty spot.

The former striker notched the total in 370 games over a 12-year stay at Chelsea, while Lampard equals the record on his 606th appearance for the club.

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