Lampard penalty spares Chelsea

 

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: A controversial penalty from Frank Lampard earnt Chelsea a point at Anfield as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Liverpool.

Referee Rob Styles judged Steve Finnan to have fouled Florent Malouda in the 62nd minute, but the Chelsea player appeared to jump into the Liverpool full-back.

Lampard slotted the penalty away to equalise Fernando Torres' first goal for the Reds.

That came in the 16th minute after he beat Tal Ben-Haim for pace before slotting a neat finish past Petr Cech into the corner.

Chelsea's failure to maintain their 100 per cent record leaves Manchester City at the top of the table after Geovanni's 31st-minute strike gave his team an unlikely victory in the Manchester derby.

Rivals United dominated the game but with some wayward finishing coupled with some desperate City defending, they could not find the net.