Chelsea’s big come­back

Mercury (Hobart) - - TENNIS, SOCCER -


James com­pleted an im­prob­a­ble come­back for Chelsea against Ajax in the Cham­pi­ons League yes­ter­day as the hosts came from three goals down to draw 4-4 af­ter the Dutch team was re­duced to nine men.

In a roller-coaster match at Stam­ford Bridge, Frank Lam­pard’s side scored two own goals and two penal­ties while Ajax had two play­ers sent off. Ajax, a semi-fi­nal­ist last sea­son, was 4-1 up at Stam­ford Bridge af­ter 55 min­utes and ap­peared headed for an easy vic­tory. But Chelsea fought back and James (above) equalised with a low shot in the 74th.

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