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and Ivory Coast defender Constant
Djakpa faces a six-month layoff after
suffering a cruciate ligament tear in
his left knee.
The Bundesliga club says Djakpa
suffered the injury in Saturday s 2-2
draw at Schalke. Team doctor Wulf
Schwietzer determined its extent
after the 27-year-old was
stretchered off following an awk-
ward landing in a challenge for the
Eintracht coach Thomas Schaaf
says, "This bad news comes as a
complete surprise to us all. We re
very alarmed to have such a diagno-
Last month, Paraguay striker Nel-
son Valdez suffered a cruciate liga-
ment rupture in his right knee during
Frankfurt s 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg.
Frankfurt defender Constant Djakpa tears cruciate
"I think we played 90
minutes against a
small team trying to
his team held Chelsea
to a 1-1 draw yester-
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West Indies spinner
grabbed 3/9 in four
overs to lead the
Kolkata Knight Riders
to a four-wicket win
over the Lahore Lions
in the Champions
League T20, yester-
MANCHESTER---Chelsea s winning
start to the Premier League was ended
by a dramatic goal from one of its
greatest ever players while Manchester
United s all-star attack was under-
mined by its jittery defense in a 5-3
loss at Leicester yesterday.
Frank Lampard struggled to contain
his emotions after grabbing 10-man
Manchester City s 85th-minute equalizer
in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, the team
which released the former England mid-
fielder this summer after his club-record
211 goals in 13 years at Stamford Bridge.
"It is a special and weird day," said
Lampard, who was applauded before
and after the game by Chelsea s travelling
Lampard was talking about his own
experience but he could easily have been
summing up an afternoon full of sur-
prises in England s top division, which
finished with Chelsea holding a three-
point lead after five games.
Surprise home defeats by Tottenham
and Everton were upstaged by an implo-
sion from Manchester United, which
conceded four goals in 20 minutes to
lose a Premier League game for the first
time after holding a two-goal lead.
Robin van Persie s header and Angel
Di Maria s exquisite chip put United 2-
0 ahead after 16 minutes and Ander
Herrera regained the team s two-goal
cushion at 3-1 in the 57th minute.
However, penalties by David Nugent
and Leonardo Ulloa---the second after
Tyler Blackett s sending-off---came
either side of goals by Esteban Cambi-
asso and Jamie Vardy as United s defense
fell apart at King Power Stadium.
"How is it possible to give this game
away?" said United manager Louis van
Gaal, whose side has five points from
five games despite a spending spree of
$250 million over the summer.
West Bromwich Albion beat Spurs 1-
0 through James Morrison s goal to climb
off the bottom of the standings and
Crystal Palace also grabbed a first win
of the season, defeating Everton 3-2 at
Lampard was cheered onto the field
by Chelsea fans as he entered as a sub-
stitute in the 78th minute, with City a
man and a goal down and seeking an
unlikely way back into the game.
Pablo Zabaleta was sent off in the
66th for receiving a second booking and
Chelsea capitalised within five minutes
when substitute Andre Schuerrle tapped
in at the far post from Eden Hazard s
Chelsea, which ditched the flamboy-
ance that characterised its opening four
wins, failed to see the match out and
after Diego Costa hit the post for the
visitors, Lampard arrived with a trade-
mark late run into the box to side-foot
home James Milner s knockdown.
Lampard---keeping his head down---
held his arm out in an attempt to hold
off the advances of his joyous City team-
mates and didn t celebrate the goal.
"It was a difficult day for me at the
end because what do you do?" Lampard
said. "You re caught in the middle."
Lampard s first goal for City over-
shadowed strong words by City manager
Manuel Pellegrini, who described
Chelsea as a "small team" because of
what he perceived as defensive tactics.
"I think we played against exactly the
same team we played against Stoke here,"
Pellegrini added, referring to his team s
1-0 loss to Stoke in City s last home
City is without a win in four games
in all competitions and stayed five points
ROME---Alessandro Florenzi set up
one goal then scored another as Roma
pulled level with Juventus atop Serie
A with a 2-0 win over Cagliari yester-
Florenzi provided the cross for Mattia
Destro s opener ten minutes in at the
Stadio Olimpico then took a pass from
Gervinho and found the target himself
two minutes later with an angled shot.
Florenzi celebrated by climbing over
a barrier into the stands and running
up several rows to embrace his 82-year-
old grandmother---drawing a yellow card
from the referee.
Roma and Juventus, which won 1-0
at AC Milan on Saturday, are the only
clubs to win their opening three matches.
Udinese edged Napoli 1-0 with a goal
from Danilo in the 70th following a
poorly defended free kick. It was the
second consecutive loss for Napoli, which
finished third last season.
Also, Fiorentina won 1-0 at Atalanta
with a goal in the 58th from substitute
Jasmin Kurtic, who scored with a long
diagonal shot that bounced in off the
post. Earlier, Parma beat Chievo Verona
3-2 with two goals from former Italy
forward Antonio Cassano.
Elsewhere, Genoa s Mauricio Pinilla
scored in the 87th in a 1-0 win over 10-
man Lazio, two minutes after Stefan De
Vrij picked up his second yellow card.
Sassuolo and Sampdoria drew 0-0.
In the capital, Garcia rested Francesco
Totti following a 5-1 midweek rout of
CSKA Moscow in the Champions
League but Florenzi, Destro and Gerv-
inho made up for the captain s absence.
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, left, fights for
the ball against Chelsea's Diego Costa during
their English Premier League soccer match at
the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
...Lampard scores against Chelsea
Roma beats Cagliari to pull level with Juventus
Leicester 5 . . . .Man United 3
Tottenham 0 . . .West Brom 1
Everton 2 . . .Crystal Palace 3
AstonVilla0 . . . . . . .Arsenal3
Burnley 0 . . . . . .Sunderland 0
Swansea 0 . .Southampton 1
WestHam3 . . . . . .Liverpool1
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