Liverpool beat Chelsea in FA Cup final shootout

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Liverpool kept alive hopes of an unprecedented quadruple as Konstantinos Tsimikas struck a sudden-death penalty winner to earn victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

In scenes similar to the Carabao Cup final earlier in the campaign when the Reds edged a shootout win, the sides again could not be separated in a goalless 120 minutes of play that saw countless wasted openings.

They split 27 shots on the day – 17 for Liverpool and 10 for Chelsea – and both sides saw efforts hit the woodwork before an extra-time period played in a manner that made penalties feel inevitable.

And when they came, Cesar Azpilicueta’s early miss handed Liverpool the initiative, only for Sadio Mane to see the potentially match-winning penalty saved, prompting Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to drop to his knees and beat the Wembley turf in celebration.

Mason Mount saw Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson superbly save Chelsea’s second sudden-death effort, allowing Tsimikas to side-foot home and spark scenes of wild celebration in a season Reds’ fans will find hard to forget.

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Chelsea

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

  2. Squad number14Player nameChalobah

  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

  5. Squad number24Player nameJames

  6. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

  7. Squad number8Player nameKovacic

  8. Squad number3Player nameAlonso

  9. Squad number19Player nameMount

  10. Squad number10Player namePulisic

  11. Squad number9Player nameLukaku

  1. Squad number7Player nameKanté

  2. Squad number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek

  3. Squad number18Player nameBarkley

  4. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

  5. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 14ChalobahSubstituted forAzpilicuetaat 105′minutes
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 24JamesBooked at 77mins
  • 5Jorginho
  • 8KovacicSubstituted forKantéat 66′minutes
  • 3Alonso
  • 19Mount
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 105′minutesSubstituted forBarkleyat 120′minutes
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forZiyechat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 7Kanté
  • 11Werner
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 17Saúl
  • 18Barkley
  • 22Ziyech
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 31Sarr

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van DijkSubstituted forMatipat 90′minutes
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forTsimikasat 111′minutes
  • 8KeïtaSubstituted forMilnerat 74′minutes
  • 14Henderson
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 11SalahSubstituted forJotaat 33′minutes
  • 10Mané
  • 23DíazSubstituted forFirminoat 98′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Milner
  • 9Firmino
  • 12Gomez
  • 17Jones
  • 20Jota
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 27Origi
  • 32Matip
  • 62Kelleher
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
84,897

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Chelsea 0(5), Liverpool 0(6).

  2. Penalty Shootout ends, Chelsea 0(5), Liverpool 0(6).

  3. Goal! Chelsea 0(5), Liverpool 0(6). Konstantinos Tsimikas (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Penalty saved! Mason Mount (Chelsea) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Goal! Chelsea 0(5), Liverpool 0(5). Diogo Jota (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  6. Goal! Chelsea 0(5), Liverpool 0(4). Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  7. Penalty saved! Sadio Mané (Liverpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Goal! Chelsea 0(4), Liverpool 0(4). Jorginho (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  9. Goal! Chelsea 0(3), Liverpool 0(4). Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Goal! Chelsea 0(3), Liverpool 0(3). Ross Barkley (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  11. Goal! Chelsea 0(2), Liverpool 0(3). Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  12. Goal! Chelsea 0(2), Liverpool 0(2). Reece James (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  13. Goal! Chelsea 0(1), Liverpool 0(2). Thiago (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  14. Penalty missed! Still Chelsea 0(1), Liverpool 0(1). César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

  15. Goal! Chelsea 0(1), Liverpool 0(1). James Milner (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  16. Goal! Chelsea 0(1), Liverpool 0. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  17. Penalty Shootout begins Chelsea 0, Liverpool 0.

  18. Second Half Extra Time ends, Chelsea 0, Liverpool 0.

  19. Foul by Diogo Jota (Liverpool).

  20. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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