Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool (2011-12 FA Cup Final)

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2012 FA Cup Final
2012 FA Cup Final programme.JPG
0Scoreline Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
0Date 5 May 2012
0Competition FA Cup
0Referee Phil Dowd
0Stadium Wembley Stadium
0Attendance 89,102

The 2012 FA Cup Final took place on 5th May 2012, contested between six-time winners Chelsea and seven-time winners Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. It was the eleventh time Chelsea had reached the final, and resulted in their seventh win. It was the Blues' fourth FA Cup title in six years and their sixth victory in fifteen years.

The win also resulted in various personal records in the final for Chelsea's players. John Terry became the first player to captain the same club to the trophy four times, Ashley Cole extended the record for most FA Cup-winners medals, with seven in total (four while at Chelsea), and Didier Drogba became the first player to score in four FA Cup finals (winning each time, in every one he appeared in). Chelsea were led by interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, who had scored in two FA Cup finals for Chelsea at Wembley, most memorably in the 1997 Final, when he scored after just 42 seconds.


Match review

After a cagey opening 10 minutes Ramires opened the scoring for Chelsea, the Brazilian received a pass from Juan Mata and held off Liverpool fullback José Enrique while on a trademark driving run from midfield before wrong-footing Pepe Reina with a near post strike. Chelsea had the better of the first half, but failed to create many chances to extend their lead.

Six minutes into the second half Didier Drogba doubled Chelsea's lead, scoring a record fourth goal in four FA Cup finals. The Ivorian received a pass from Frank Lampard inside the Liverpool area and shifted the ball onto his left foot before striking the ball confidently across Pepe Reina from an angle, finding the far corner. Chelsea now appeared in control of the match, threatening to score a third on the break, but Liverpool revived their hopes in the 64th minute, substitute Andy Carroll finishing well after a blocked clearance from José Bosingwa arrived at his feet in the Chelsea area. Liverpool were on top for the remainder of the match, as they pressed for an equaliser. Andy Carroll came very close to scoring a second goal in the last ten minutes, Petr Čech saving superbly from underneath his crossbar to claw away the ball and push Carroll's header onto the underside of the bar and out. The Liverpool players and fans celebrated, believing the ball had crossed the line, but referee Phil Dowd correctly waved play on, with replays subsequently suggesting that the entire ball had not crossed the line. Liverpool continued to press for an equaliser to send the match into extra time, but Chelsea held on to win the trophy for the seventh time.

Match details

5 May 2012
Chelsea 2 - 1 Liverpool Venue: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 89,102
Referee: Phil Dowd
Ramires Goal 11'
Drogba Goal 52'
Carroll Goal 64'
GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 17 José Bosingwa
CB 2 Branislav Ivanović
CB 26 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
CM 12 Mikel John Obi Booked 36'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
RM 7 Ramires Sub off.png 75'
AM 10 Juan Mata Sub off.png 90'
LM 21 Salomon Kalou
ST 11 Didier Drogba
GK 22 Ross Turnbull
RB 19 Paulo Ferreira
CM 5 Michael Essien
LM 15 Florent Malouda Sub on.png 90'
CM 16 Raul Meireles Sub on.png 75'
ST 9 Fernando Torres
ST 23 Daniel Sturridge
Roberto Di Matteo
GK 25 Pepe Reina
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 37 Martin Škrtel
CB 5 Daniel Agger Booked 44'
LB 3 José Enrique
CM 14 Jordan Henderson
CM 20 Jay Spearing Sub off.png 54'
RM 39 Craig Bellamy Sub off.png 76'
AM 8 Steven Gerrard
LM 19 Stewart Downing
ST 7 Luis Suárez Booked 81'
GK 32 Doni
CB 23 Jamie Carragher
RB 34 Martin Kelly
RM 11 Maxi Rodríguez
CM 33 Jonjo Shelvey
ST 9 Andy Carroll Sub on.png 54'
RM 18 Dirk Kuyt Sub on.png 76'
Kenny Dalglish

Road to the Final

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional information
2011-12Sun8Jan20123rd RoundPortsmouthHomeWon4-0
2011-12Sat28Jan20124th RoundQueens Park RangersAwayWon1-0
2011-12Sat18Feb20125th RoundBirmingham CityHomeDrew1-1
2011-12Tue6Mar20125th Round ReplayBirmingham CityAwayWon2-0
2011-12Sun18Mar20126th RoundLeicester CityHomeWon5-2
2011-12Sun15Apr2012Semi FinalTottenham HotspurNeutral*Won5-1*Wembley

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