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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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95mins

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

94mins

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.

92mins

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

92mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

91mins

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

90mins

Florent Malouda on for Juan Mata.

90mins

Glen Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Juan Mata.

90mins

Stewart Downing decides to take the corner short.

89mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

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

87mins

Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.

86mins

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

86mins

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

86mins

Steven Gerrard delivers the ball, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.

82mins

Luis Suarez booked.

82mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

79mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

Raul Meireles replaces Ramires.

76mins

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

75mins

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

75mins

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

74mins

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.

74mins

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

73mins

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

73mins

Short corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

73mins

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

72mins

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross.

71mins

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

70mins

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.

70mins

Steven Gerrard sends in a cross.

69mins

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

68mins

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

67mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

66mins

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

65mins

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

64mins

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.

64mins

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

62mins

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.

60mins

The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.

59mins

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

59mins

Centre by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

58mins

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

58mins

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

56mins

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

55mins

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

54mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

54mins

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

52mins

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.

52mins

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

51mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

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

45mins

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

43mins

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

43mins

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

42mins

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

41mins

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

40mins

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

40mins

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

39mins

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

39mins

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

37mins

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

36mins

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

35mins

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

34mins

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

32mins

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.

29mins

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

26mins

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

26mins

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

21mins

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

17mins

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

16mins

Ramires sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.

13mins

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

11mins

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.

7mins

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

5mins

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

1mins

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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