The fifth time was the highlight for Leicester City, who have claimed their first FA Cup in a 1-0 win over the Yuri Tyleman-writer and VAR-Review over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Leicester City lost the 1949, 1961, 1963 and 1969 FA Cup finals, but now hoisted the trophy after a 52-year wait between the finals.
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The Tylemains scored an audacious goal from afar to put Fox ahead, and Ben Chilwell’s 90th-minute equalizer was taken off the board by VAR for a razor-thin offside as Brendan Rodgers’ men won it all.
Leicester CEO Ayyavat Sriwardhanaprabha was shown as his first, weeping, and pointing to the image of his late father, Vichai Srivardhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash after a match in late 2018.
We learned three things from Chelsea – Leicester City
1. VAR arrives for its trophy-defining moment: Chelsea’s equalizer was removed from the board when Ben Chilwell was declared offside on the run which scored a dramatic goal in the 90th minute. This is the first time that the “it left the drama out of the moment” crowd felt truly neutral. Was that offside? When they stopped service, yes, that’s all. Are there still very large and complex questions about finding the moment to touch the ball? (Nodding loudly).
But what should have been the goal? The interception that led to Leicester’s goal came when Ayoz Perez intercepted the ball with his hand, before the Tolemans smashed his target into the middle of the pitch.
2. Tielemans takes center stage: Youri Tielemans is a magician of the less-sung parts of the game, with great vision, smart passing, and a good state of all the staples of his game, but he has a knack for miraculous passes or shots when needed and oh boy what He brought the entire arsenal on Saturday. No other player was as important to the attack.
3. Rodgers gets his trophy: Many would have predicted that Brendan Rodgers would pick up his first English silverware years ago, when he left Swansea City for Liverpool, but the Northern Irish boss instead stopped collecting trophies at Celtic when a trip to Anfield was somewhat Collided with bumps. He has earned praise for whether Leicester City are ranked in the top-four of the Premier League as the Blues defeated Manchester United, Southampton, Brighton, Brentford and Stoke City en route to the Cup.
Man of the Match: Casper Shamechell
Chelsea had more than enough moments that would have been enough to give them at least extra time if Casper Schmeichel had not topped his game. The Danish hero joins with his father as the winner of both the Premier League and the FA Cup.
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