Wednesday, May 9, 2012

(Video) Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool FA Cup Final 5/05/12

Didier Drogba scored his fourth goal in four FA Cup final, while ensuring the victory of Chelsea at Wembley.

Conquered protege Kenny Dalglish, John Terry and Frank Lampard had the opportunity to lift the FA Cup for the fourth time in six years. Playing with confidence, Chelsea went ahead successfully. Ramires able to take advantage of the mistake the Liverpool players and scored in the early minutes.

Drogba scored in the second half after a history of successfully listed his name on the scoreboard, but Andy Carroll get off the bench and bring drastic changes. He even almost equalized when his header just in the last minute of the match Petr Cech could not be driven to be the hero of his team.

Kenny Dalglish was lowered Carroll as a starter, he let Luis Suarez playing alone up front with the help of Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy, who stood behind him. Meanwhile, Roberto Di Matteo backing Fernando Torres and Drogba put back in his attack. Branislav Ivanovic accompany Terry in central defense, and Lampard played from the beginning.

Chelsea managed to excel in the 11th minute. When Jay Spearing gave the ball away in midfield, Juan Mata managed to send feedback of any kind to Ramires on the right side. Brazil midfielder was able to pass through Jose Enrique before conquering Pepe Reina who was unable to block the ball into the net.

After falling behind, Liverpool tried to respond. Bellamy had opened fire from inside the penalty box, but can still be driven Ivanovic. Salomon Kalou also successfully pushed into the opponent's defense before it can be driven by Daniel Agger. Before the first round ended, Suarez get the opportunity of Jordan Henderson, who let him pass. But unfortunately his header was not well meet the target.

Chelsea immediately attacked in the early second half corner kick Lampard successfully anticipated by Glen Johnson is capable of guarding Terry well. So it was Chelsea captain missed opportunity. Chelsea managed to get a chance when Lampard gives the ball to Drogba, who stood in the opponent's penalty box, Drogba had fired a shot through the legs of Martin Skrtel Reina finally able thrilling goal for the second time. And this is his fourth goal in the FA Cup final, since joining Chelsea.

Behind two goals, Liverpool played more attacking when Dalglish put Carroll and pull out Spearing. And the decision turned out to be the right decision because the ponytail striker scored shortly after he entered. Carroll managed to deceive Terry before unleashing a shot that could not be driven hard by Cech. The goal was to bring Liverpool back up and getting excited for the equalizer. Carroll's header at Henderson can not afford the former Sunderland exploited it well, his shot was wide on the side of Cech's goal.

Gerrard is also almost equalized when he fired a long-range shot which is his trademark, but the ball soared far above the Chelsea crossbar. Carroll was again making opportunity when he continued feedback Enrique with his header, but still have not found the target. Liverpool almost equalized in the 82nd minute, when Carroll's header was denied by Cech and the crossbar on the inside. Liverpool players celebrate a goal already, but the linesman did not think it is a goal. According to him, the ball has not crossed the line and do not count.

Until the game ended, Liverpool could not even continue to try to equalize pressure Chelsea defense. The Chelsea players celebrated their success in the competition for the fourth time in six years.

Congrats, The Blues!


Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires (Meireles 76), Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Drogba, Mata (Sturridge 90).

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Spearing (Carroll 55), Henderson, Downing, Gerrard, Bellamy (Kuyt 78), Suarez.


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