Liverpool’s first FA Cup triumph since 2006

They came through again in their hunt for a quadruple following another massive win over Chelsea.

The Reds replicated their Carabao Cup final victory following another Wembley penalty shootout against the Blues.

Alison made a decisive save as Jurgen klopp’s side secured yet another major cup victory this season. The match which ended in a 6-5 on spot-kicks in favour of the Reds was the first penalty shootout in an FA Cup Final for 16 years.

The final may have ended goalless but it was a mastery display from end-to-end. It was a game that had both sides hitting woodwork plus excellence chances created – Chelsea would have deserved the victory the same way.

However, it took Chelsea until the 23rd minute to really have their say and they so nearly made it count. It was an incredible display. Both teams were outstanding but in the end there must be one winner.

Sadio Mane had a chance to win it for Liverpool earlier but Edouard Mendy made a crucial save to level up Azpilicueta’s early miss during the Blues’ second spot-kick.

In the 33rd minute, Diogo Jota camp on for Salah. The Premier League’s top scorer was forced off with a groin injury. The Portuguese striker almost broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time, but he volleyed over from just about ten yards away.

It would have been a chance to set the record straight for Chelsea as Lukaku came into the game off the back of decent performances and three goals in Chelsea’s previous two games. and was trusted with a starting place at Wembley. It was not to be though.

Even so, Chelsea, in the wider picture, are not far behind Liverpool. Chelsea won the Club World Cup and the Uefa Super Cup this season.

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