Lescott, under pressure from Shaun Wright-Phillips, nodded the ball into his own net two minutes into injury time.
Ayegbeni Yakubu appeared to have secured a draw when he struck a superb second-half equaliser but Lescott pounced at the death to hand Chelsea the initiative in the tie. Wright-Phillips had earlier fired Chelsea into a first half lead with a magnificent strike that will have impressed England boss Fabio Capello, who was watching from the stands.
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