x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Liverpool defeated by Roma as Chelsea lose to MLS All-Stars

A bad night for the English Premier League sides as they continue their pre-season tours in the USA.

JonJo Shelvey slides on on Roma's Miralem Pjanic at Fenway Park
JonJo Shelvey slides on on Roma's Miralem Pjanic at Fenway Park

John Terry and Frank Lampard scored as Chelsea suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Major League Soccer All Stars at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Terry and Lampard's goals had put the Champions League winners 2-1 ahead in the second half but the MLS All Stars hit back to draw level before snatching a late winner.

Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius and Eddie Johnson scored for an All Stars side which featured David Beckham and Thierry Henry.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Wondolowski opened the scoring with a shot after 21 minutes but Terry levelled things up with a header from Lampard's corner just after the half-hour mark.

Chelsea, who played summer signings Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, went ahead when Lampard shot home from close range after 58 minutes.

DC United's Pontius equalised with 17 minutes to go and Johnson, of Seattle Sounders, won the game with a goal in injury time.

Meanwhile Charlie Adam scored what proved to be a consolation as Liverpool lost 2-1 to Roma in a pre-season friendly at Fenway Park in Boston.

Liverpool - playing at the home of the Boston Red Sox, also owned by the Fenway Sports Group - gave a start to young forward Raheem Sterling.

Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi twice denied Roma's Pablo Osvaldo in the opening 20 minutes.

With just over half an hour gone Alberto Aquilani set up Joe Cole but his lob landed on the top of the bar.

United States international Michael Bradley drove post half-time substitute Brad Jones from a tight angle to open the scoring after 63 minutes.

Alessandro Florenzi doubled Roma's lead with 20 minutes remaining.

Adam drove low into the bottom corner of the goal from the edge of the area with 10 minutes to go but Liverpool were unable to find an equaliser.

Zoltan Gera made his return to action for West Brom as they beat Copenhagen 3-0 in a pre-season friendly in Denmark tonight.

The Hungarian, who has been absent since rupturing knee ligaments against Tottenham in December, was a 71st-minute substitute at Parken Stadion.

The Baggies led 1-0 at that point thanks to Steven Reid's 15th-minute goal.

And two late strikes gave the score line an emphatic look, with Shane Long winning and converting an 89th-minute penalty and Gabriel Tamas netting the third in stoppage time.

Goalscorer Reid wrote on Twitter afterwards: "Nice to get a 90 (minutes) under the belt and a good 3 nil win! Good end 2 a great trip!"