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Liverpool beat Chelsea to win FA Cup, hold quad hopes alive

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Liverpool beat Chelsea to win FA Cup, keep quad hopes alive

Liverpool received an absorbing English FA Cup closing on Saturday as they prevailed 6-5 in a penalty shootout after the Wembley showpiece in some way ended 0-0 after further time.

Substitute Kostas Tsimikas slotted the successful penalty after Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s had hit the put up and Alisson had saved Mason Mount’s effort.

Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy had stored his facet alive when he saved Sadio Mane’s penalty however it proved to no avail as Liverpool received the trophy for the primary time since 2006.

It was a carbon copy of the League Cup closing in February, which Liverpool received 11-10 on penalties after that recreation additionally completed goalless.

🔴 @LFC are your 2021/22 #EmiratesFACup 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 🏆

— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 14, 2022

Saturday’s win means Liverpool stay heading in the right direction for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies.

They are three factors behind Manchester City within the Premier League race with two video games to go and meet Real Madrid within the Champions League closing on May 28.

“I’m really proud of my boys,” Liverpool supervisor Juergen Klopp instructed the BBC. “Chelsea were outstanding but in the end there can only be one winner and today it was us.”

For Chelsea it meant an unwelcome document of changing into the primary facet to lose three FA Cup finals in a row, after shedding to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester City final yr.

THEY’VE DONE IT 🤩@LFC are #EmiratesFACup champions in our a hundred and fiftieth anniversary season!#EmiratesFACup

— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 14, 2022

In a match of fluctuating fortunes and baggage of missed probabilities, Liverpool had the most effective of a pulsating first half with Luis Diaz shut a number of occasions, earlier than Chelsea got here again within the second, with Marcos Alonso rattling the crossbar.

Klopp’s Liverpool loved the better possession and completed the 90 minutes on prime, Diaz and Andrew Robertson each hitting the put up within the closing 10 minutes and the indefatigable Diaz whistling a shot simply extensive within the ninetieth.

Tired legs on a heat day contributed to a scrappy further time interval, although either side earned corners that have been comfortably defended.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was handed the Cup by Prince William to roars from the Liverpool followers whereas the Chelsea finish was largely empty.