Football - Blues halt slump

Frank Lampard scored his 198th Chelsea goal to seal a 4-1 victory over Wigan, end a four-match winless run and ease the pressure on interim boss Rafael Benitez.

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When Eden Hazard scored after 56 minutes, doubling the advantage provided by Ramires' 23rd-minute opener, Chelsea appeared to be cruising towards three points and a return to third place in the Barclays Premier League but Shaun Maloney seized on yet another defensive mistake to halve the deficit

Again it fell to Lampard, whose future is uncertain, to save the Blues, his 86th-minute third moving him within four of Bobby Tambling's club goalscoring record of 202, before substitute Marko Marin added a stoppage-time fourth.

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