Three minutes into the season’s first game, at Old Trafford, Tammy Abraham unleashed a powerful right-footed effort that flew beyond the goalkeeper’s grasp ... only to smack off the far post and out.
Three minutes into the season’s third game (and fourth in all competitions), Tammy Abraham unleashed a powerful right-footed effort that flew beyond the goalkeeper’s grasp ... and nestled into the back of the net.
And we were off and running. After all the small margins had gone against Chelsea in the first two weeks of the season, today, the tide has turned. (Hopefully. Chelsea were still denied two fairly obvious penalties without VAR review, then were denied a perfectly good goal on VAR review.) But none of that mattered in the end. What mattered is that Tammy Abraham scored a second goal, and Chelsea’s third, in the second half and that was enough for the season’s (and Frank Lampard’s) first win.
For Tammy, it was a dream fulfilled, in every regard.
”It is something I have always dreamed about doing. To score for my childhood club. To get into the first team and to start scoring goals. I am just happy I can help my team.”
Three goals, three points. It was hardly a perfect performance overall, but the team got the job done. Many expected a high-scoring affair from two teams who are better going forward than staying back, and that’s exactly what we got, especially in the first-half. But the second-half saw a much more controlled performance from the visitors, just as we might have drawn up in the dressing room.
”We knew coming here was never going to be easy, it’s always tough. We started off on the front foot, we knew we had to. We conceded but we came in to dressing room and knew there would be more chances.”
”I wouldn’t say it’s a relief but we knew we had to win. The first two games of the season were tough. We came here knowing we needed the three points.”
-Tammy Abraham; source: BBC
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