Leicester City Wins the FA Cup, Defeats Chelsea 2-1

Leicester City Wins the FA Cup, Defeats Chelsea 2-1

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Leicester City won its first-ever FA Cup today, defeating Chelsea in the finals at the famous Wembley, 2-1. The only scorer was Youri Tielemans.

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The Belgian midfielder hit the target in the 63rd minute, firing a projectile to Chelsea’s net. The Blues’ goalkeeper Mendy couldn’t do anything but watch the ball getting behind his back.

Mendy’s team had an opportunity to equalize one minute before the end of the regulations. Ben Chilwell did beat Kasper Schmeichel, but his goal was canceled following a VAR check. It turned out that Chelsea’s back was in small offside, which allowed Leicester to survive. After this situation, nothing serious happened.

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Chilwell hit the post in the 78th minute, which was the best chance for the Blues to score. Schmeichel denied Mason Mount’s attempt in the 87th minute, and the Danish goalkeeper had several more solid interventions in today’s contest.

The first half was interesting, with both teams trying to impose their own style and tempo of play. Those who watched the match could see chances in both boxes, but none resulted in a goal. Werner and Mount were pushing Chelsea ahead, while on the other end, Vardy threatened Mendy constantly.

After all seen at Wembley today, it could be said that the Foxes deserved to win the silverware. This was their first appearance in the FA Cup finals over the past 52 years. Before today’s victory, Leicester lost all of their four trophy matches in this competition.

Following a 2016 EPL title, which was their biggest success, this FA Cup perfectly rounds the story about Leicester’s magnificent achievements in the recent few years. It proves that the Foxes aren’t a one-time wonder, but one of the best teams in England over the past recent years.

As for Chelsea, they will seek comfort in the UEFA Champions League finals in two weeks’ time. Tuchel’s squad travels to Porto to meet Manchester City, a team that recently beat them in the English Football League finals.

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The Blues’ season was drastically improved following Frank Lampard’s departure and Thomas Tuchel’s arrival to Stamford Bridge. The German made several big changes in the style of play, transforming Chelsea into one of the best defensive teams in the whole of Europe.

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