Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/29/11
Craig Bellamy paid tribute to his deceased friend and mentor Gary Speed with a man-of-the-match performance Tuesday. The Welsh winger set-up both goals in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea, marking an emotional return to the lineup following Speed's tragic death. The Wales national team manager was found dead at his home Sunday morning in an apparent case of suicide. Reds' boss Kenny Dalglish withdrew the distraught Bellamy from the Reds' lineup for that evening's contest with Manchester City. The veteran attacker teased and tormented Chelsea defenders on his return to action 48 hours later. His off-the-ball run and cross in...

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