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Chelsea held 1-1 by Leicester in Lampard's first home match

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Chelsea held 1-1 by Leicester in Lampard's first home match
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Leicester City - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - August 18, 2019 Leicester City's James Maddison in action with Chelsea's Andreas Christensen REUTERS/Eddie Keogh   -   Copyright  EDDIE KEOGH(Reuters)
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount’s early goal on his home debut.

Chelsea raced into a quick lead when the 20 year-old Mount, one of a crop of young players given their chance by Lampard, stole the ball from a dallying Ndidi and left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance with his shot in the seventh minute.

The goal capped an opening onslaught by the new-look Blues who were roared on by the home fans excited at the return of Chelsea’s all-time top scorer Lampard as manager.

But Leicester grew into the game and equalised in the 67th minute when Ndidi atoned for his first-half error by heading home a James Maddison corner. Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans spurned chances to win it for Leicester late on.

(Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Tony Lawrence)

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