LISBIE STUNS CHELSEA - HAMMERS SNATCH POINT
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea were a shadow of the team that thumped Manchester United at the weekend, and manager Claudio Ranieri saw them fall to defeat when Lisbie popped up on 89 minutes.
The substitute glanced home Paul Konchesky's free-kick from the right to snatch all the points.
Despite picking up a win, Addicks boss Alan Curbishley saw another of his squad pick up an injury, as John Robinson limped out of the match with a groin injury.
Chelsea were disappointing in the first-half, but upped the tempo after the interval.
Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink both went close, while Gianfranco Zola was a constant menace.
Charlton new boy Jorge Costa came on for the last ten minutes and was part of a tremendous rearguard action.
However, The Blues were stunned when Charlton won a free-kick and Lisbie reacted quickest to score.
Aston Villa looked as if they were going to claim a gritty three points from their trip to Upton Park, after Dion Dublin gave them an early lead, but Defoe popped up in injury-time to rifle home a shot from the edge of the area to snatch a point.
The Hammers left it late, but they will feel somewhat unlucky as apart from Dublin`s early headed goal, they dominated.
Peter Enckelman in the Villa goal performed heroics, saving a Paolo Di Canio penalty.
It seemed as if Villa would hold on, but John Gregory`s side are getting little luck at the moment and England Under-21 assassin Defoe grabbed a point for The Hammers.
David James made his first start since suffering a serious knee injury, but he had little chance with the opener as Dublin rose above Tomas Repka to head home Steve Stone`s cross.
Dublin was denied a second by James on the stroke of half-time.
The Hammers pressed after the interval, with Defoe winning a penalty but Di Canio shot tamely at Enckelman.
All seemed lost for West Ham, but the instincts of Defoe came to the fore and he slammed a low shot past Enckelman.
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