Liverpool beat Chelsea to win FA Cup keeps quad bid alive

Liverpool defeated Chelsea in the first-ever penalty shoot-out in the FA Cup final at Wembley, continuing to contest, albeit unlikely, quadruple trophies

USA About: Liverpool Publish: 05/14/2022 Edit: 05/14/2022 Author: Gardener

ChelseaLiverpool beat Chelsea in the first-ever penalty shoot-out in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium to remain in contention for what could, if unlikely, be a quadruple trophy. possibly, if unlikely, a quadruple of trophies Chelsea's Jorginho, right, battles for the ball with Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the English FA Cup soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday May 14, 2022. Chelsea's Jorginho , right, battles for the ball with Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the English FA Cup soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday May 14, 2022. A 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties in the final on Saturday produced Liverpool's first FA Cup triumph since 2006 and kept them in the running for possible, if unlikely, quadruple trophies. As in February's League Cup final, the FA Cup showpiece ended 120 minutes 0-0 before Liverpool prevailed again. This time the Reds were helped as the penalty was saved by Chelsea midfielder Mason Mason before Konstantinos Tsimikas scored his first-ever goal for the club on penalties. "The small margins are the difference again and I can't be prouder of my boys," said Klopp, who has emulated Alex Ferguson with Manchester United and became only the second manager to win the European Cup, Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup won with the same English club. In two weeks, Liverpool are hoping to win the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Until then, Klopp has to hope that Manchester City slips in the last two rounds of the Premier League and Liverpool use the advantage to win back "That's also part of the 'mental monsters', going into extra time and keeping the high level, good perform," said Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. "It gives us even more confidence to go on for the Premier League and also the Champions League final. There was only more Wembley pain for Chelsea. The weeks-long ownership turmoil for Chelsea ends with them becoming the first team to lose three consecutive FA Cup finals after being beaten by Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester last year. The final of the world's oldest football competition had never before ended in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley Stadium. Since the start of the stadium in 1923, there had not even been a goalless final after extra time. But Liverpool's last FA Cup success in 2006 was in one of the previous two penalty shootouts that decided the cup final, both of which were held in Cardiff while Wembley was being rebuilt. Saturday's final ended with half the stadium engulfed in a plume of red smoke after starting under a cloud as Liverpool fans mocked the national anthem and Prince William's introduction. Following the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup, the 141st final was more exciting than muggy, much like the League Cup final. In their two games at Wembley Stadium in 2022, 58 shots were fired by the teams without hitting the net. A chance came early for Liverpool when Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy saved from Luis Díaz. Then came Christian Pulisic's shot, which crept wide on a frustrating afternoon for the Chelsea striker. Liverpool missed out on Premier League top scorer threat Chelsea missed their chances to capitalize on that. In a sparkling start to the second half by Chelsea, Marcos Alonso shot wide and sent a free-kick over the bar to meet Pulisic's attempt, which was repelled by Alisson's dive save. A late spate of Liverpool attempts failed to prevent the game going into extra time as Díaz hit the post from a tight angle and Andy Robertson hit the post from close range. And only for the second time – after Arsenal's 2005 duel with Manchester United in Cardiff – has an FA Cup final ended 0-0 after extra time. The penalty shootout progressed for Liverpool after captain César Azpilicueta missed Chelsea's second penalty until Sadio Mane missed a chance of victory when his Senegalese team-mate Mendy saved his shot. After the teams converted another round of penalties, Mount was thwarted and Tsimikas enjoyed his greatest moment since joining Liverpool in 2020. Now Liverpool have their eighth FA Cup, which they have waited 16 years to win, and two more titles that to aim for this season. Chelsea's men end the season with no domestic titles other than the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup and potential new owners. "We're obviously disappointed and sad," said Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, "but at the same time proud because we left everything you need." sanctioned by the British government for its links with Russia in the war against Ukraine.

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