London Leicester won the first English Cup (FA Cup) in their 137-year history, beating Chelsea 1–0 in the final played at Wembley in front of 22,000 spectators this Saturday.
The title was resolved in favor of “Fox” for a powerful shot from outside the box by Belgian midfielder Yuri Tylemains after 63 minutes of play.
Chelsea could get extra time when defender Wes Morgan sent the ball past his goal a minute before the end of the game, but the referee canceled the game after the referee reviewed the VAR for offside Ben Chilwell.
The defeat is a serious warning for the team coached by Thomas Tuchel, who will play the Champions League final against Manchester City (in Porto on 29 May) in two weeks.
“Bless” has three games left for the end of the championship, two to ensure their participation in the next Champions League in the Premier League (they are currently in fourth place, the last to reach the European tournament) and European Finals.
Failing to achieve either of those two goals and freeing up the season would be a major disappointment for fans of the London team, despite the fact that the team improved a lot after appearing on Tuchel’s bench, who Replaced Frank Lampard in mid-season. A legend at Stamford Bridge for poor results.
Second Big Hit in 137 Years
For Leicester, on the other hand, it is the second major success in their history after winning the surprise Premier League five years ago.
It is also a small revenge for his coach Brendan Rodgers, whose career has so far been marked by the 2014 season, when the Northern Irishman directed Liverpool, with Uruguay’s Luis Suarez as the scorer with five points Despite losing the championship. Benefit with three days left.
“Fox”, who are still struggling to enter the next Champions League (they are currently third in the championship), have so far lost the other four Cup finals played last 52 years.
The meeting was played in front of 22,000 spectators, the largest concentration of the public at a sporting event in the United Kingdom so far, as the Kovid-19 epidemic began.
The presence of the public in the temple of English football was possible due to the improvement in health conditions in the United Kingdom and the progressive lifting of anticovid measures.
The Blues, without success
The meeting confirmed that the defensive fortitude demonstrated by both teams this season is more comfortable in the act of destruction than in making the game.
Despite not having many chances to score, Leicester took advantage of a ball steal in the medullary field to score the title, thanks to a shoe from outside the field of Tielemans that slipped through the squad, causing the Spanish The goalkeeper’s stretch was Kepa Arizabalaga (63), who debuted this time.
In the final leg, Chelsea turned on a rival goal, but, like their striker Timo Werner, could not force the “Bless” expansion too ineffective this season, mainly due to Casper Schmeichel’s performance.
The Danish international goalkeeper deflected a header from Chilwell (78) to the post and made a superb save in a volley shot from Mason Mount (87) just two minutes before being saved by VAR.