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  • Date:05 May 2012
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:89,102
  • Ramires (10) Ramires (10)
    Drogba (51)
  • Carroll (63)
Goal!

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94:56 +4.56

Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

93:54 +3.54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba by Steven Gerrard. Frank Lampard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jose Reina.

91:51 +1.51

Martin Skrtel delivers the ball, Daniel Agger takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

91:13 +1.13

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

90:19 +0.19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dirk Kuyt on Ashley Cole. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

89:45

Florent Malouda on for Juan Mata.

89:12

Glen Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Juan Mata.

89:01

Stewart Downing decides to take the corner short.

88:18

Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by John Terry.

87:43

Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, John Terry makes a clearance.

86:35

Andy Carroll fouled by Salomon Kalou, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard has an effort direct from the free kick.

86:18

Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.

85:50

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line, clearance by John Terry.

85:42

Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.

85:34

Steven Gerrard delivers the ball, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.

81:52

Luis Suarez booked.

81:22

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a fantastic save.

80:17

Shot from just outside the box by Jordan Henderson goes over the crossbar.

79:23

A cross is delivered by Jordan Henderson, clearance made by John Terry.

78:57

Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.

76:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luis Suarez. Dirk Kuyt replaces Craig Bellamy. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.

75:41

Raul Meireles replaces Ramires.

75:24

A cross is delivered by Glen Johnson, Andy Carroll produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

74:58

The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

74:52

The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

73:58

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Headed effort on goal by Andy Carroll from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

73:42

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

72:54

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Headed effort from inside the area by Daniel Agger misses to the right of the target.

72:39

Short corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

72:27

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

71:21

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross.

70:24

The official flags Luis Suarez offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

69:36

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Steven Gerrard has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:33

Steven Gerrard sends in a cross.

68:07

Branislav Ivanovic fouled by Stewart Downing, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

67:37

The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, Petr Cech makes a save.

66:17

Glen Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

66:13

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

65:58

The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by John Terry.

65:07

Jordan Henderson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

64:39

Juan Mata is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

63:37

A goal is scored by Andy Carroll from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.

63:06

Effort from deep inside the area by Didier Drogba misses to the left of the target.

61:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba by Luis Suarez. Frank Lampard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

59:37

The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.

58:52

Effort from the edge of the box by Salomon Kalou goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:34

Centre by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

57:47

The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

57:37

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

55:24

Juan Mata takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.

54:14

Didier Drogba is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Andy Carroll replaces Jay Spearing. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

53:42

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

53:07

Juan Mata produces a cross, Jose Reina makes a save.

51:30

Didier Drogba finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool.Frank Lampard provided the assist for the goal.

51:02

The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

50:41

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

48:13

Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, John Terry produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

47:40

Didier Drogba fouled by Glen Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

46:47

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy to the near post, clearance by Frank Lampard.

44:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel by Daniel Agger. Booking for Daniel Agger. John Terry takes the free kick.

42:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Juan Mata. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

42:18

Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

41:49

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, clearance made by John Terry.

40:42

Headed effort from inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the goal.

39:40

Craig Bellamy produces a cross, Petr Cech makes a save.

39:30

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the right by-line, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

38:54

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

38:09

Didier Drogba produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

36:21

Mikel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard. Caution for Mikel. Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

35:42

The referee blows for offside. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

34:48

Glen Johnson fouled by Salomon Kalou, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard.

33:07

Ashley Cole takes a shot. Jordan Henderson gets a block in.

31:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Sanchez Jose Enrique. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Juan Mata from right channel, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

28:27

Frank Lampard takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

25:39

Salomon Kalou has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

25:16

The ball is delivered by Daniel Agger, Petr Cech makes a save.

20:18

Craig Bellamy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

16:41

The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

15:26

Ramires sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.

12:58

Glen Johnson delivers the ball, clearance by John Terry. Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.

10:17

Ramires gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Juan Mata.

6:50

Salomon Kalou is caught offside. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

4:06

Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

0:28

Long distance shot from Didier Drogba misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Dalglish: Cup win won't be defining moment Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists winning Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea should not be seen as a defining moment in the club's recent history. Success in knockout competitions this season - having already won the Carling Cup - has masked problems with their league results. Dalglish believes a second piece of silverware, having ended a six-year wait, represents progress in itself as Liverpool would become the first club to complete the domestic cup double twice. But he knows sooner rather than later his side have to address the challenge of regaining a top-four spot if only for the revenue stream, with club accounts published this week recording a near-#50million loss. Not that he will be mentioning that to his players. "The players don't go on the pitch thinking about finance, they are thinking about winning the FA Cup final," said the Scot. "It is an achievement to get there and a greater achievement to win it. "It's always special when you win a game and somebody puts a bit of silverware in your hand afterwards. "But I don't think it's a defining result for either club. "They've got the cup final and they've got the Champions League coming up so they're fighting on three fronts (Chelsea are still challenging for the top four) to try to get success." With a worldwide television audience running into many millions, Wembley provides the ideal stage for Liverpool to prove some of their critics wrong. League results may have been disappointing but they have not always accurately reflected performances. However, Dalglish does not regard the match as being an advert to showcase the club and help attract new players or even sponsors this summer. "We have got there because we have played well, not badly and struggled through," he added. "Whether it is impressive to some or unimpressive to others we cannot legislate for that and we needn't be contemplating that." Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was determined not to make the final about his past or his future as he backed his players to make their own history. Blues captain John Terry led the tributes to Di Matteo at the club's cup final media day, urging his team-mates to beat Liverpool to help their caretaker manager land the job full-time. But Di Matteo refused to contemplate the consequences of victory for his hopes of being handed the reins by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. One bookmaker has stopped taking bets on Di Matteo's coronation, so spectacularly has he transformed the club's fortunes since being placed in charge two months ago. But he said: "I'm not thinking about that. "People can speculate, write and say whatever they want. "My position hasn't changed from day one. I know what I have to do from now until the end of the season." He added of his job prospects: "It's totally irrelevant. I'm just thinking about tomorrow's game and bringing a trophy home. "You work so hard all season for these reasons." Di Matteo was grateful for the backing of his players, saying: "It's great if they feel confident because they're the ones out on the pitch who have to bring the win and the trophy home for us. "It's good to see they have belief that we can have success together." The 41-year-old is also the overwhelming choice among supporters and he added: "I always had a great connection and relationship with the fans, and will have in the future as well."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

Formation: 4231Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Petr Cech
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Didier Drogba
  • Juan Mata
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Michael Essien
  • Fernando Torres
  • Florent Malouda
  • Raul Meireles
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Daniel Sturridge

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