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Lampard from Zero to Hero as Everton Escape Relegation

It was Thursday night of drama in the penultimate round of matches of the EPL season with a dramatic late rally by Everton toe beat relegation.

Jordan Pickford surrounded

The Frank Lampard led side were two goals down at some point in the match at home against Crystal Palace but came back strongly to win 3-2 and ensured their saftety.

The wild scenes at Goodison Park at the blast of final whistle indicate that Lampard, who has had a topsy turvy time after taking over from Rafael Benitez, had pulled the chestnut out of fire.

The hosts, who will continue their 68-year stay in the top flight, looked like they were heading for defeat after Palace scored twice in the first half through Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew.

But conjuring up a fighter’s spirit once more and spurred on by their vociferous support, Everton turned the game around in the second half, thanks to a more attacking approach.

Nine minutes after the break Michael Keane smashed in to give Frank Lampard’s side hope, and when Richarlison found the bottom corner with a deflected shot with 15 minutes left, it sent Goodison Park into raptures as a precious point looked likely.

Yet the best was to come with five minutes left. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored his first goal since August against Brentford on Sunday during an injury-hit season, sparked pandemonium with a diving header from Demarai Gray’s free-kick.

Everton players celebrate

Lampard was fired by Chelsea January 2021 for leading the side to nowhere and many pundits believed it was too early for him for the hot seat, but last night could be the much-needed turnaround for his managerial career.

Chelsea all but secured third place with a 1-1 draw against Leicester City while Burnley drew 1-1 against Aston Villa to have their own destiny in their own hands in the final day.

Final Day Battles

For the EPL title, It is a battle between Manchester City and Liverpool. A win for City hands them the title while a draw or loss will hand Liverpool the title if the latter win.

Tottenham Hotspur need just a draw to clinch fourth position while Arsenal need to win and hope that their North London rivals lose to get top four.

The relegation fight is now between Burnley and Leeds United.

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