Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa (1999-00 FA Cup Final)

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2000 FA Cup Final
2000 FA Cup Final programme.jpg
0Scoreline Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa
0Date 20th May 2000
0Competition FA Cup
0Referee Graham Poll
0Stadium Wembley Stadium
0Attendance 78,217

The 2000 FA Cup Final took place on 20 May 2000 and was the last to be played at the old Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Chelsea and Aston Villa, who had finished 5th and 6th respectively in the Premier League that season, though there was a seven point gap between the sides. Chelsea secured victory with a strike mid-way through the second half from Roberto Di Matteo; his last goal for the club. It was Chelsea's second FA Cup success in four seasons and the third in the club's history. Di Matteo had also scored in their previous cup triumph. Wembley Stadium closed five months later, and was subsequently rebuilt. It was more than six years after the old stadium closed that the new stadium opened, with Chelsea also winning the first FA Cup Final at the new Wembley.


Match review

Following a poor quality first half in which few chances were created, the match was brighter in the second, with Chelsea generally having the better of the play. George Weah missed several chances and Dennis Wise had a goal disallowed for offside, while Villa's Gareth Southgate headed wide. On 73 minutes, Roberto Di Matteo scored what proved to be the winning goal, capitalising on an error from Villa goalkeeper David James to put the ball in the net from close range. Villa could not get back in the match, their best chance falling to Benito Carbone, but his tame shot did not test Ed de Goey in goal.

Match details

20 May 2000
Chelsea 1 - 0 Aston Villa Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 78,217
Referee: Graham Poll
Di Matteo Goal 73'
GK 1Ed de Goey
RB 15Mario Melchiot Booked 18'
CB 6Marcel Desailly
CB 5Frank Leboeuf
LB 3Celestine Babayaro
RM 8Gustavo Poyet Booked
CM 11Dennis Wise (c) Booked 28'
CM 7Didier Deschamps
LM 16Roberto Di Matteo
CF 25Gianfranco Zola Sub off.png 89'
CF 31George Weah Sub off.png 88'
GK 23Carlo Cudicini
DF 26John Terry
DF 34Jon Harley
MF 20Jody Morris Sub on.png 89'
CF 19Tore André Flo Sub on.png 88'
Gianluca Vialli
GK 1David James
RB 24Mark Delaney
CB 5Ugo Ehiogu
CB 4Gareth Southgate (c)
CB 3Alan Wright Sub off.png 88'
LB 15Gareth Barry Booked 16'
MF 6 George Boateng Booked
MF 10Paul Merson
MF 7 Ian Taylor Sub off.png 79'
MF 18Benito Carbone Sub off.png 79'
CF 9 Dion Dublin
GK 39Peter Enckelman
DF 31Jlloyd Samuel
MF 26Steve Stone Sub on.png 79'
MF 17Lee Hendrie Sub on.png 88'
CF12Julian Joachim Sub on.png 79'
John Gregory

Road to the Final

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional information
1999-00Sat11Dec19993rd RoundHull CityAwayWon6-1
1999-00Wed19Jan20004th RoundNottingham ForestHomeWon2-0
1999-00Sun30Jan20005th RoundLeicester CityHomeWon2-1
1999-00Sun20Feb20006th RoundGillinghamHomeWon5-0
1999-00Sun9Apr2000Semi FinalNewcastle UnitedNeutral*Won2-1*Wembley

Match reports


FA Cup
Finals: 1915196719701970 (R)19941997200020022007200920102012
1999-00 season
Premier League:
Sunderland (H)Leicester (A)Aston Villa (H)Wimbledon (A)Newcastle (H)Watford (A)Middlesbrough (A)
Man Utd (H)Liverpool (A)Arsenal (H)Derby (A)West Ham (H)Everton (A)Bradford City (H)Sunderland (A)
Leeds Utd (H)Southampton (A)Sheff Wed (H)Coventry (A)Bradford City (A)Tottenham (H)Leicester (H)Aston Villa (A)
Tottenham (A)Wimbledon (H)Watford (H)Newcastle (A)Everton (H)West Ham (A)Southampton (H)Leeds Utd (A)
Coventry (H)Sheff Wed (A)Middlesbrough (H)Man Utd (A)Liverpool (H)Arsenal (A)Derby (H)
FA Cup:
3rd Round: Hull City | 4th Round: Nottm Forest | 5th Round: Leicester | QF: Gillingham | SF: Newcastle | Final: Aston Villa
League Cup:
3rd Round: Huddersfield
Champions League:
3rd Qual. Round: Skonto Riga: 1st Leg2nd Leg
1st Group Stage: Milan (H)Hertha Berlin (A)Galatasaray (H)Galatasaray (A)Milan (A)Hertha Berlin (H)
2nd Group Stage: Feyenoord (H)Lazio (A)Marseille (A)Marseille (H)Feyenoord (A)Lazio (H)
QF: Barcelona: 1st Leg2nd Leg

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