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FA Cup final - Chelsea v Liverpool

Live and direct from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from the 131st FA Cup final

  • FT: The Chelsea captain lifts the cup - flanked by Drogba and Lampard. Chelsea are the winners of the 2012 FA Cup. That's all from me, Simon Rice. Thanks to all those who joined me. You can follow me on Twitter here - twitter.com
    5/5/2012 6:22:23 PM
  • Final score: Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1
    Chelsea have won the 2012 FA Cup. Follow the latest news below...
    * Ramires scores for Chelsea after 12 mins.
    * Drogba scores Chelsea's second early in the second half.
    * Substitute Carroll scores for Liverpool after 65 mins.
    5/5/2012 4:00:12 PM
  • 90 min: They win yet another! Claims of hand ball against Lampard in the box, but that would have been harsh.
    5/5/2012 6:02:09 PM
  • 90 min: Mata comes off for Malouda. There will be five minutes added time.
    5/5/2012 6:02:42 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Great ball from Suarez and Carroll is in. But Cech saves from a tight angle.
    5/5/2012 6:03:59 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: Agger's header is easily collected by Cech and he kicks it long. Liverpool punt it back, but straight to Cech.
    5/5/2012 6:05:04 PM
  • 90 + 4 min: Gerrard looks for the right pass, but he can't find it. He hits it long to Kuyt but it goes out for a goal kick.
    5/5/2012 6:06:10 PM
  • 90 + 4 min: The Liverpool captain then fouls Drogba. Chelsea will take their time.
    5/5/2012 6:06:43 PM
  • 90 + 5 min: Lampard shoots but Reina does enough to save it. Then crazy stuff from the Spaniard who comes storming out of his box. That was nearly three for Chelsea.
    5/5/2012 6:07:51 PM
  • FT: Full-time. Chelsea have won the 2012 FA Cup.
    5/5/2012 6:08:25 PM
  • FT: 763 teams have been whittled down to one - Chelsea. They win their fourth FA Cup in six years.
    5/5/2012 6:09:52 PM
  • FT: Kenny Dalglish will not be leading Liverpool to his third FA Cup victory as manager of the Anfield outfit. His side pushed hard in the second half, with the introduction of Carroll making a great difference. The big No 9 scored one but he, nor any of his team-mates could find another.
    5/5/2012 6:11:31 PM
  • FT: Chelsea proved their resilience once more to shut Liverpool out. Should they take the lead against Bayern Munich next weekend, don't bet against them holding on to it.
    5/5/2012 6:13:49 PM
  • FT: The Liverpool players about to ascend the 107 steps to the royal box where at the top they will find some runners-up medals.
    5/5/2012 6:14:48 PM
  • liverpool should have won, and everyone knows that they were the better team!
  • Damn it liverpool!!!! Why why why are we so sh*t!!!!
  • FT: Mixed reaction from Liverpool fans then. There aren't many of them left here at Wembley, that's for sure.
    5/5/2012 6:17:51 PM
  • FT: John Terry leads his team up the steps...
    5/5/2012 6:18:37 PM
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