Everton manager Frank Lampard has celebrated wildly after Richarlison opened the scoring for Chelsea at the Godison Park. Everton won the match 1-0.

Everton went into the match five points adrift of 17th placed Leeds in their bid for survival after poor run of form. In the first half, Everton controlled the ball more than Chelsea.

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Lampard’s men came out strongly in the first minute of the second half. After Richarlison stole the ball off Cesar Azpilicueta the Brazilian sent home to send Goodison Park into raptures. Fans, players and staff alike were celebrating wildly as the win out the Toffees Inna good position, punishing Burnley or Leeds to go down.

When everybody was celebrating, Everton star coach caught the eyes of football fans with his celebration despite Everton taking the lead against his former club. The former England footballer frantically ran up and went down the touchline in glee.

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Much was made of Everton’s run-in for the season being difficult, but with lower half sides in Watford, Brentford and Crystal Palace left, the Toffees have now ridden the storm and emerged in a position where they are still in good shape. Lampard has yet to experience relegation in his time as a manager, having qualified for the Championship play-offs with Derby before roaming around the top half of the Premier League with Chelsea before he was sacked in January 2021.

The former star famously scored against the club that he is deeme da legend at for Manchester City in 2014, and refused to celebrate after years of service at Stamford Bridge. But he had no remorse at celebrating what could be a huge goal in the relegation battle for the crestfallen Blues.

“The reality is, it’s in our hands and it’ll be in our hands after today because where we are at the bottom, teams don’t win every game,” Lampard said.

“So we must focus on ourselves and not get too distracted to what happens elsewhere, we can’t control it Today’s our opportunity to do something about it.”

After the goal, Richarlison threw a flare back into the crowd after it was deployed on the pitch. The build-up to the game was dominated by Everton fans setting off fireworks outside Chelsea’s team hotel, and Lampard praised the fans for their commitment to the cause.