In the English Football League First Division, the London club Chelsea were hard pressed to salvage a home point from Wolverhampton Wanderers, at Stanford Bridge on Saturday (29 September 1973).
In the English Football League First Division, the London club Chelsea were hard pressed to salvage a home point from Wolverhampton Wanderers, at Stanford Bridge on Saturday (29 September 1973). After an uneventful first half, Wolves went into the lead in the 50th minute with a smart goal from Jimmy McCalliog. Nine minutes later, McCalliog a former Chelsea player, made it 2-0 thanks to a good pass from John Richards.
Chelsea, who have had a poor start in the season, had to wait till the 73rd minute to pull one back. A long throw from the substitute Ian Hutchinson found Chris Garner unmarked in the goalmouth and ready to score efficiently. With both forward lines piling on the pressure around the penalty areas, Chelsea it was who scored again to equalise, through Peer Osgood in the 80th minutes.
SYNOPSIS: In the English First Division soccer game on Saturday at Chelsea, the visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers, playing from left to right, went ahead five minutes after half time. The scorer was Jimmy McCallio
Chelsea tried to come back quickly, but Kember's header was over.
Before long, Wolves went two up, the goal coming again from McCalliog.
Wolves kept up the pressure and the crowd shouted for Hutchinson to be brought on.
On came the Che'sea substitute and from a long throw-in, helped Chris Garner to score. Two-one.
The equaliser came ten minutes from the end, scored by Peter Osgood. And that was how the game ended - a two-all draw.