Leicester City have defeated Chelsea FC 1-0 to win their first ever Emirates FA Cup for in the club’s 137-year.
With 22000 fans at Wembley, this year’s FA Cup final was the biggest UK event since the beginning of lockdown, Leicester supporters were treated to one of the greatest goals in the club’s history as Youri Tielemans’ long-range strike downed Chelsea to earn FA Cup glory for the first time ever in the club’s history.
The Belgian settled a closely contested encounter with a spectacular right-foot drive that flew beyond Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga into the top corner from 25 yards in the 63rd minute.
The Foxes were indebted to two crucial saves from keeper Kasper Schmeichel, who turned former Leicester defender Ben Chilwell’s header on to a post then produced an even better stop to turn Mason Mount’s powerful shot wide.
And in a final act of drama, Chilwell thought he had equalised in a last-minute goalmouth scramble before it was ruled out by the barest of margins following the intervention of VAR.
Leicester had been beaten in all their three previous FA Cup final appearances, most recently in 1969, and it was a goal that will be remembered as one of the finest in the competition’s 149-year history that earned their maiden win.
The two will renew the clutches yet again in midweek when they face each in a league match as the battle for top four enrages on.