England man moves another step towards Chelsea goalscoring record
Frank Lampard moved one step closer to Chelsea's goalscoring record while helping the Blues move above Arsenal into third place with his 201st goal for the club on Sunday.
Lampard scored from the penalty spot shortly before half-time to complete a 2-0 victory over Swansea and move within one goal of the club record of 202 goals held by former England striker Bobby Tambling, who was at the game.
And the Three Lions midfielder set his sights on breaking that record, saying: “Bobby's a gentleman and you could not meet a nicer person in football.
"He's been in poor health recently but it was great he could come across from Ireland for the game and I'm just very proud to be alongside a name like his in football terms, but also as a bloke.
“He's been supporting me since I got in the 100s, never mind the 200-mark, but they're a great family and as an ex-player there's been no bad feeling at all. He's been behind me to do it and he's a pleasure to be around.”
Chelsea's victory, with Oscar opening the scoring, took them above Arsenal who drew 1-1 with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
England forward Theo Walcott put the Gunners ahead in the second minute before Robin Van Persie scored from the penalty spot against his former side.
It was Walcott's 19th goal of the season and he said: “We have just got to concentrate on ourselves. We cannot keep on relying on other teams.
“As long as we get the three points and do not drop any points, that is all we can do. Hopefully, come the end of the season, we have kept that undefeated run of games. We need to make sure we are definitely there [in the top four].
“I think both teams did not want to lose the game. In previous weeks, we might have gambled a bit more than we normally do. But, overall, come the end of the season, I think it will be a good point.”
England 'keeper Rob Green kept a clean sheet for QPR at Reading but it was not enough to prevent relegation for the Premier League's lowest two sides.
Any slender hopes of survival rested on one of them getting maximum points and hoping for teams above them to slip up, but the result means Reading go straight back to the Championship after one season, while QPR, who also had England players Jermaine Jenas and Jay Bothroyd in their ranks, also go down after two seasons in the top flight.