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Chelsea bounce back to beat Wolves 2-1

Lampard hails Blues' character after scoring late winner against Wolves

Chelsea bounced back from their home defeat against Aston Villa with a battling 2-1 win at Wolves yesterday to relieve the pressure on under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas.


Saviour: Frank Lampard (left) celebrates with teammates. Pic/AFP

A last-gasp strike from Frank Lampard secured a vital three points for the Londoners, the veteran Chelsea midfielder pouncing in the 89th minute just moments after Stephen Ward had equalised for Wolves.

The Blues -- who were jeered off the pitch after Saturday's 3-1 reverse to Villa -- climbed into fourth spot following the victory although Arsenal can overtake them if they defeat Fulham in yesterday's late game.

A fiery encounter saw Chelsea take the lead through Ramires on 54 minutes, and Chelsea's players celebrated by racing over to embrace Villas-Boas in a show of support for the Portuguese manager.

However Wolves looked to have grabbed a share of the points when Ward struck six minutes from time only for Lampard to rescue Chelsea at the death.

"It's a massive win. Everyone knows we are having a tough time but the determination shone through and I think we deserved it," Lampard told the BBC. "The character showed as we battled through to the end and that is what the players are all about."

Other results
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Aston Villa 0-2 Swansea
* B'burn 1-2 Stoke
* QPR 1-2 Norwich

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