Southampton beats Chelsea 2-1 in Premier League

Rickie Lambert scored for the 14th time in his first Premier
League season as Southampton beat Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday to edge
closer to securing its status in the top flight.

The highest scoring Englishman in the league this season struck
from a free kick in the 35th minute only two minutes after Chelsea
captain John Terry had cancelled out Jay Rodriguez’s 23rd-minute
opening goal at St. Mary’s Stadium.

After also beating Liverpool last round, Southampton rose two
spots to 13th, four points above the relegation zone with seven
matches left.

The result endangers Chelsea’s bid to finish in the top four and
qualify for the Champions League. The reigning European champions
are only two points ahead of fifth-place Arsenal after their first
league loss in five weeks.