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Hazard Fires Chelsea To 8th FA Cup Title

FA Cup Final Report: Chelsea v Manchester United 19 May 2018

By SL International - May 19, 2018 08:07 PM

FA Cup Final

Result: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Date: 19 May 2018

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Chelsea secured their eighth FA Cup title after defeating Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 1-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

United's top scorer Romelu Lukaku returned from injury but had to settle for a spot on the bench as Marcus Rashford was handed the start up front.

The game got off to a cagey affair, although Chelsea's Hazard did force David de Gea into a reflex save inside the opening 10 minutes.

The Blues were then awarded a penalty on 20 minutes when Hazard was brought down under the challenge of Phil Jones. The Belgian winger stepped and calmly converted the spot-kick.

The Red Devils looked to hit back straight away but they were restricted to efforts from distance, none of which troubled Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

That proved to be the trend for the rest of the half as the Blues went into the break leading by the one goal.

Mourinho's men took control from the onset and threw numbers forward in search of an equaliser, although Chelsea remained solid at the back.
 
United had the ball in the back of the net after 62 minutes through Alexis Sanchez's close-range finish, but the forward was flagged offside.
 
De Gea then came to United's rescue in the 70th minute as he produced a good save to deny Marcos Alonso from close range after some good work by N'Golo Kante.
 
Mourinho responded by introducing Lukaku and Anthony Martial for Rashford and Jesse Lingard moments later.
 
The Red Devils were camped in the Chelsea half for the remainder of the second half, but they were unable to get the breakthrough as Chelsea held on for the win.
 


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Nyanaa May 20, 2018 02:07 PM
Well done blues
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downzzz May 20, 2018 09:23 AM
Man u hv a bg squad bt thy keep losng wl c nxt season may jose wl league rmb whn pep start in man cty evrythng waz so poor bt look now he's a champion..on side congra to chelsea wsh thy can keep their coach
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aka4khosi4life May 20, 2018 08:26 AM
Mourinho must futsk now, he is like Khompela defending nothing
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Emza83 May 20, 2018 07:38 AM
Well done to my moving Blues for shutting Mourinho's big mouth
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Jrkhosi May 20, 2018 07:20 AM
This poor coach is costing man united, hes too defensive. I hate his tactics, they must look another coach
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Lucky@khosi4life May 20, 2018 05:48 AM
Well done the bluez
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Dave1992 May 19, 2018 10:48 PM
Congratulations to Conte and his troops!
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szmkhwanazi9@gmail.com May 19, 2018 08:58 PM
Morihno is not gud coach for Man U.
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TUMI-555 May 19, 2018 08:42 PM
Mmmm.....
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Ta Akon May 19, 2018 08:40 PM
Tnx
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kzorog May 19, 2018 08:36 PM
Atlst we won something unlike morinho n his expensive cow pogba n sanchez
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mitchvich May 19, 2018 08:35 PM
It wasn't a good display from Chelsea, but a win is a win. #Come_on_Blues!
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kzorog May 19, 2018 08:33 PM
Thank u my blues
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mathamnandi kwabawadlayo May 19, 2018 08:32 PM
This thing called Rashord Eish
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Fifa 81 May 19, 2018 08:27 PM
Chelsea all the way another empty handed season for Man United
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TiTa 13 May 19, 2018 08:23 PM
I like it for Chelsea..... Sanchez has won nothing
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@classicman May 19, 2018 08:22 PM
great game frm both sides,am glad the blues won.it ws going to bad if the defending champs finish the season empty handed.well dne to lads wel ply.next season lets come bck strong.dankie boys
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Boris Becker May 19, 2018 08:22 PM
@kg_4_khosi kikikiki 100% correct Khosi
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kg_4_khosi May 19, 2018 08:14 PM
Mou needs KZN people to force him out, his tactics are ancient and not productive anymore
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Schakos May 19, 2018 08:11 PM
Congratulations are in order for mighty blues