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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount's early goal on his home debut.

In the other game of the day, Sheffield United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

Wilfred Ndidi equalises for Leicester against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Wilfred Ndidi equalises for Leicester against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Credit:AP

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea raced into a quick lead when the 20 year-old Mount, one of a crop of young players given their chance by Lampard, stole the ball from a dallying Ndidi and left Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel with no chance in the seventh minute.

The goal capped an opening onslaught by the new-look Blues who were roared on by the home fans excited at the return of Chelsea's all-time top scorer Lampard as manager.

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But Leicester grew into the game and equalised in the 67th minute when Ndidi atoned for his first-half error by heading home a James Maddison corner. Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans spurned chances to win it for Leicester late on.

Sheffield United beat Palace

John Lundstram's second-half goal gave Sheffield United a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday – the first Premier League game at Bramall Lane in 12 years.

Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita punches the ball to keep Sheffield United out at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Sunday.

Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita punches the ball to keep Sheffield United out at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Sunday.Credit:AP

Palace manager Roy Hodgson restored Wilfred Zaha to his starting line-up after starting him on the bench for the scoreless opening week draw against Everton, while Chris Wilder started with the same side that drew 1-1 against Bournemouth.

Zaha, who has been linked with a move away from the club before the European transfer window closes on September 2, was kept under control by the Sheffield deRead More – Source

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