Brilliant Free-Kick! Rickie Lambert (Southampton) vs Chelsea | inside World Soccer

Rickie Lambert had an Easter weekend to remember after scoring a lovely free-kick to hand Southampton a 2-1 win over Chelsea at St Mary's.

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Southampton striker Rickie Lambert scores his team's second goal against Chelsea with a free-kick

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The visitors deservedly went ahead through Jay Rodriguez after 23 minutes, but were pulled back level when John Terry headed home in the 33rd minute.

But the teams were level for just two minutes as the Saints restored their lead in emphatic fashion.

John Obi Mikel was adjudged to have fouled Saints captain Lambert 30 yards from goal.

After a short delay, Lambert lined up the free-kick and brilliantly whipped the ball over the Chelsea wall and beyond keeper Petr Cech's despairing dive.

It was the striker's 14th goal of the season on his 500th career league appearance.

"Rickie's class showed with the free kick. When you've got someone like that in your team it is a lot easier," Rodriguez told Saints Player.


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