Chelsea fans have heaped the praise on Frank Lampard after their former player led his Derby County side to a victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening – a huge scalp for the Championship outfit.
The Rams won 8-7 on penalties after the match finished in a 2-2 draw, and Lampard’s side were even leading 2-1 before United midfielder Marouane Fellaini equalised in added time.
The game was poised to be an interesting one with the 40-year-old having played under United manager José Mourinho when they were both at Chelsea, winning the Premier League together in 2005 and 2006.
Lampard, who is seen as one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players, took up his first managerial role at Derby in May, currently sitting sixth in the Championship as the team fights for a promotion spot.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter from Chelsea fans:
@ChelseaFC is Sooooooooo proud of you LAMPARD!!!
— Dj Lixis (@TMaykah) September 25, 2018
SUPER FRANKIE LAMPARD!!!
— King Kante (@martinjw25) September 25, 2018
— ??? ? (@Joexcvlll) September 25, 2018
An incredible night to be a Chelsea fan.
Frank Lampard, in his 1st season as a manager, beating Jose Mourinho & United in penalties.
Mason Mount, the don, looking like he belongs & then some. While Gareth Southgate was also there to watch him. Immense future.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 25, 2018
What a Legend ?
Chelsea’s finest ✅ pic.twitter.com/rXWHWd35on
— ᴱᴴ¹⁰ (@Garden0fEden_10) September 26, 2018
— Ian Stewart Coles (@colesy_jnr) September 26, 2018
— Samarth Manish (@DesiFakeer) September 26, 2018
Frank Lampard and Mason Mount defeating Man Utd and Jose Mourinho in a knockout game. Tears in my eyes.
What a time to be a Chelsea fan. I’m proud.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) September 25, 2018