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Wright pegs Chelsea back

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.15CET
Chelsea FC 2-1 Viking FK Last-minute away goal from Ben Wright gives Viking hope.

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.15CET

Wright pegs Chelsea back

Chelsea FC 2-1 Viking FK Last-minute away goal from Ben Wright gives Viking hope.

Chelsea FC 2-1 Viking FK
Ben Wright, who departed English football for Norway's Viking FK last year, returned to score a last-minute away goal to give his side a chance of overcoming Chelsea FC in the UEFA Cup first round.

Legend mourned
It was no more than Viking deserved after giving the London side a tough test at Stamford Bridge, where a minute's silence was observed for former Chelsea striker Ian Hutchinson, who died today aged 54.

Early chances
Both sides had chances in the opening minutes, Chelsea's Jesper Gronkjær shooting just wide after only 75 seconds and Trygve Nygaard forcing home goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to make a great save soon afterwards. After both sides had again gone close, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink opened the scoring three minutes from the break from Gronkjær's cross.

De Lucas doubles lead
Hasselbaink was denied by a point-blank save from Frode Olsen eleven minutes into the second-half, but the Viking goalkeeper was beaten for a second time not long afterwards. Enrique De Lucas, a summer signing from RCD Espanyol, scored his first goal for Chelsea as he lobbed Olsen on 68 minutes after a great ball from his own half by Jody Morris.

Dream for Wright
But after Hasselbaink had headed wide from De Lucas's cross three minutes later, Chelsea began to sit back on their lead and were made to pay when substitute Wright, formerly with Bristol City FC, scored. He admitted afterwards: "To get on was brilliant, clearly the highlight of my career."

'In with a chance'
Viking coach Benny Lennartsson said of the game: "We are now in with a chance. Gianfranco Zola created a lot of problems for us, but I believe their second goal was offside."

'A bad result'
His opposite number Claudio Ranieri admitted: "Clearly this is a bad result. We made a lot of mistakes. Viking played very deeply in numbers and they put up two walls in front of their goalkeeper."

Last updated: 20/09/02 10.58CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

viking

Viking

23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini
1
OlsenFrode Olsen
6
DesaillyMarcel Desailly (C)
3
DahlBjørn Dahl
12
StanićMario Stanić
5
PereiraThomas Pereira
9
HasselbainkJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Goal44
7
FuglestadErik Fuglestad
13
GallasWilliam Gallas
10
NevlandErik Nevland
Yellow Card7
Substitution85
29
HuthRobert Huth
Yellow Card56
11
KopteffPeter Kopteff
20
MorrisJody Morris
13
BerreMorten Berre
Substitution61
21
De LucasDe Lucas
Goal68
15
HangelandBrede Hangeland (C)
22
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
Substitution46
18
SanneTom Sanne
25
ZolaGianfranco Zola
Substitution85
19
NygaardTrygve Nygaard
30
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
20
KuivastoToni Kuivasto

Substitutes

1
de GoeyEd de Goey
12
NordtunMagnar Nordtun
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution46
2
EspevollOdd Espevoll
11
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
8
BerlandBjørn Berland
Substitution85
24
AmbrosettiGabriele Ambrosetti
9
WrightBen Wright
Substitution61
Goal90+1
28
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Substitution85
14
AhmedAbdul-Karim Ahmed
33
KitamirikeJoel Kitamirike
17
SørliKristian Sørli
36
KeenanJo Keenan
21
H. SigurdssonHannes Sigurdsson

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (GRE) Benny Lennartson (SWE)

Referee

Metin Tokat (TUR)

Assistant referees

Sürhat Müniroglu (TUR), Murat Dagli (TUR)

Fourth official

Kuddusi Müftüoglu (TUR)

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