Chelsea edged out Liverpool to win the FA Cup final 2-1 at Wembley as interim manager Roberto Di Matteo claimed his first piece of silverware.
Ramires opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an incisive run down the right before beating Pepe Reina at his near post with a fierce strike, and Didier Drogba then secured his place in history as he became the first player to score in four separate FA Cup finals with a clinical finish to double Chelsea’s lead just after half-time.
Andy Carroll pulled a goal back with an emphatic strike in the 64th minute after coming on as a second-half substitute following a mistake from Jose Bosingwa, and was denied a second late on as Petr Cech palmed a stunning save off the line with replays showing it was agonisingly close to being a goal.
Chelsea held firm in the closing stages to seal a tight victory in a dramatic finale, and the Blues were left to celebrate yet another cup triumph at Wembley with the Champions League final yet to come in Munich.
Andy Carroll Disallowed Goal