Chelsea win over Sunderland 2-1
``In my opinion his first booking was a little bit harsh as well,'' Chelsea captain John Terry stated. ``To jump over a board, and as long as you're ... going to celebrate, you've just put us 2-1 up away from home, grinding out a great result, there's no harm in that at all.''
Lawrence gave Sunderland the lead when he took a soft clearance from Terry and shot past Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The Blues levelled 16 minutes later when striker Hernan Crespo headed in a cross from Joe Cole. The Argentine nearly gave Chelsea the lead minutes later but he headed Frank Lampard's cross over the bar.
Chelsea FC leads the league with 61 points, followed by Manchester United with 45 and Liverpool with 44.
``We've got a good record, 10 on the spin now with Man U losing (on Saturday) as well but Liverpool are looking good and they've got two games in hand,'' Terry said. ``We just have to keep plugging away and keep winning.''