News ID: 257758
Published: 0214 GMT August 24, 2019

Abraham scores twice for Chelsea’s first league win

Abraham scores twice for Chelsea’s first league win

Tammy Abraham celebrates with teammates after scoring Chelsea’s third goal in a 3-2 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, Britain, on August 24, 2019.

Tammy Abraham repaid manager Frank Lampard's faith in youth as his two goals against Norwich helped Chelsea to its first win of the season.

In a frantic start, Abraham opened the scoring inside three minutes for the Blues, whose starting lineup had an average age of 24 years and 208 days – their youngest in the Premier League since February 1994.

But Norwich equalized just 156 seconds later, Todd Cantwell finishing from close range from a Teemu Pukki cross.

Mason Mount restored the Blues' lead midway through the first half with his second goal of the season, but the Canaries soon pulled level once more as Pukki slotted in from a tight angle for his fifth of the campaign.

Chelsea dominated the start of the second half and was rewarded through Abraham's second – an unstoppable drive past Tim Krul – before Kurt Zouma had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee after substitute Olivier Giroud was judged to have fouled the Norwich keeper.

The result means Chelsea is unbeaten against Norwich in 16 meetings.





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