THIS IS THE FINISH that forces itself into my memory whenever I hear the mention of a Chelsea-v-Leeds fixture. An outrageous overhead kick by Gudjohnsen. An iconic goal that deserves to be worshiped like David Luiz's hair. But that super strike was built on a fine run from a player who is often associated with the word "super."
|Picture 1. Lampard picks up the ball in midfield|
The role Frank Lampard played in this goal was huge because when this attack began Leeds had nine men, in two defensive lines, behind the ball. Under pressure from one of the Leeds strikers, Lampard received a pass near the half way line with space in front of him. From that point on, he used his pace to skip past his midfield opposition, cutting towards the right wing, before delivering the cross.
Ten years on, Lampard has understandably lost that pace of his youth. His regular game time for the team is being cut short due to injuries and rotation. And he is very likely to leave (as a club legend) this summer. If that happens, we will fondly remember him for many things he has done for the team; let's add this to the list.
We know what we are...