Here at Shoot!, we are always looking back and reminiscing about some of football’s greatest and most memorable moments, and today is no different!
So, what happened On This Day in years gone by?
Well, on May 11 2013, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard broke a long-standing Blues record with a brace in their 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
The former England star went into the clash at Villa Park just one goal behind the all time record set by Bobby Tambling between 1959 and 1970, when the 75-year-old bagged 202 goals for the Blues in just 370 appearances.
And although Rafa Benitez’s side fell behind to Christian Benteke’s strike after 14 minutes, and then went down to ten-men just before half time when Ramires was given his marching orders, Lampard leveled Tambling’s record on the hour mark with a fine left-footed finish from the edge of the box.
And it took the 38-year-old just 28 minutes to overtake Tambling and become Chelsea’s all time leading goal-scorer outright with a typical Lampard goal, arriving in the penalty box to slot home from Eden Hazard’s cross.
The result mattered little to Chelsea, they were going to finish in the top four anyway, yet the day meant everything to Lampard, who added a further eight goals for the club before leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014.