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  • Date:15 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:85,731
  • Bale (55)
  • Drogba (42) Mata (48)
    Ramires (76)
    Lampard (80) Malouda (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Florent Malouda finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Juan Mata.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Mikel. The referee cautions Scott Parker for unsporting behaviour. Mikel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Scott Parker leaves the field to be replaced by Raniere Sandro. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.

91mins

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill. Emmanuel Adebayor goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

89mins

Florent Malouda has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Juan Mata.

86mins

Ashley Cole fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. John Terry restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Didier Drogba leaves the field to be replaced by Fernando Torres.

82mins

Florent Malouda is brought on as a substitute for Ramires.

80mins

William Gallas concedes a free kick for a foul on Didier Drogba. Booking for William Gallas. Frank Lampard hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea.Didier Drogba provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

Luka Modric takes a inswinging corner.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.

77mins

Ramires gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-3 Chelsea.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.

76mins

Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line, clearance by William Gallas.

74mins

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Salomon Kalou. Jermain Defoe replaces Rafael Van der Vaart. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mikel, save made by Carlo Cudicini.

72mins

Corner taken right-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart to the near post, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the outswinging corner, Mikel makes a clearance.

71mins

Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Didier Drogba makes a clearance.

71mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

69mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata, Gary Cahill produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

64mins

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

61mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line, Ledley King fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlo Cudicini.

60mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King.

59mins

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Gary Cahill coming on for David Luiz.

56mins

A goal is scored by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Emmanuel Adebayor.

56mins

Centre by Didier Drogba, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, clearance made by David Luiz.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Jose Bosingwa.

52mins

Outswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

52mins

Juan Mata takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.

49mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ramires, Juan Mata gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from John Terry.

48mins

Juan Mata takes a shot. Save by Carlo Cudicini.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Ramires, Ledley King makes a clearance.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Frank Lampard.

45mins

Ramires delivers the ball, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Didier Drogba scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea.Assist by Frank Lampard.

42mins

Frank Lampard has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

41mins

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

41mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. David Luiz gets a block in.

40mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot from outside the area and hits the post.

38mins

Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, clearance made by Gareth Bale.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Ramires, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Scott Parker delivers the ball, clearance made by Jose Bosingwa.

36mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Ledley King gets a block in.

36mins

Salomon Kalou has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34mins

Luka Modric fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Ledley King takes the free kick.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Emmanuel Adebayor makes a clearance.

31mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.

31mins

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, clearance made by John Terry.

30mins

The official flags Didier Drogba offside. Carlo Cudicini restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Kyle Walker fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

28mins

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Salomon Kalou gets a block in.

27mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Salomon Kalou.

26mins

Foul by Jose Bosingwa on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Juan Mata.

25mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ashley Cole.

25mins

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Mikel gets a block in.

25mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Lampard.

24mins

Mikel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Juan Mata delivers the ball, clearance made by William Gallas.

23mins

Ramires challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.

19mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line.

16mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on Aaron Lennon. Booking for Didier Drogba for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

15mins

Rafael Van der Vaart has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15mins

Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, William Gallas makes a clearance.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Ashley Cole.

12mins

Ramires challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlo Cudicini takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Ramires. Didier Drogba fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

6mins

The ball is crossed by Didier Drogba, Headed effort from inside the area by Frank Lampard misses to the right of the goal.

2mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Juan Mata. Carlo Cudicini takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Adebayor keen to banish Wembley blues Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to exact revenge on Chelsea for ruining his only Wembley appearance three years ago. Adebayor will lead the line for Spurs at Wembley on Sunday as the north London club look to move one step closer to lifting their first FA Cup in 21 years by beating Chelsea in their semi-final. Having spent five years on the books of Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham it is surprising that Adebayor has not yet won a single competition in England - the only piece of silverware he has to his name is a winner's medal from the 2011 Copa del Rey triumph with Real Madrid. For a striker who has been a part of the fibre of English football for so long, it is also surprising that Adebayor has only made one appearance at Wembley so far in his career - Arsenal's 2-1 defeat in the 2009 FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. The loss, which came in Adebayor's final season at Arsenal, still rankles with the 28-year-old and he hopes to put that right. "My only appearance at Wembley so far was that 2-1 loss so my memories are not good," Adebayor said. "But this is a new game and we want to win. Football is all about winning medals and they are the moments in life that you can look back on with pride. "I want to win the FA Cup so I can show my medal to my kids and say `look what daddy won!' "I didn't win anything with Arsenal, I didn't win anything with Manchester City, so I want to win the FA Cup with Tottenham. To do that would be special, a dream for me. "Tottenham haven't won a trophy since 2008 and so it would be great to win silverware again. "We are two wins away from achieving that." Having seen Chelsea win 11 trophies since 1991 compared to Tottenham's two, Harry Redknapp is determined that his men can step up and lose their 'nearly-men' tag this season. Their form going in to tomorrow's clash could hardly be worse, however. Spurs have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League games and Redknapp also has an injury crisis to contend with having lost Younes Kaboul and Niko Kranjcar this week. But Tottenham just edged a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge last month and lead the Blues in the table by two points, making Adebayor confident of victory. "It will be a tough game against Chelsea," he said. "We know them well as a team but I believe we can beat them. They are not vulnerable, but certainly beatable and if we believe in ourselves, we can win." Ledley King is a doubt with his chronic knee problem, leaving Ryan Nelsen and William Gallas as the only fit senior centre-halves. Midfielder Scott Parker is a doubt with a hamstring injury. Roberto Di Matteo is more interested in his Chelsea players making their own history than maintaining his remarkable record at Wembley and against Tottenham. Caretaker manager Di Matteo will send his side out on Sunday knowing he won every time he visited the national stadium as a player and scored in each of his cup finals there. The 41-year-old has also never been on the losing side against Spurs either as a player or coach, something he is at a loss to explain. "I don't know why," he said. "But, at the end of the day, you need to get on the pitch and write the history of that game. "It's a new chapter. You look at the stats and it's nice, but that's in the past. "We have to look to the present and the future and try to change that." He added: "It's not about me. It's about this group of players, Chelsea Football Club. "This group of boys have won the FA Cup many times themselves. "They like playing at Wembley, and have done so many times with their club and the national team. It's a special place to play." No club has enjoyed more success at the new Wembley than Chelsea, whose only loss there came in the 2008 Carling Cup final. They have won all five of their FA Cup games there and Di Matteo admitted the trophy meant a lot to the club. "Yes, it does, and we have a good history in it," he said. "It's a domestic trophy, and a tradition-rich trophy, well-known all over the world, the FA Cup. "It's prestigious to be able to win it." John Terry (cracked ribs) and Ashley Cole (ankle) have been passed fit but fellow defender Branislav Ivanovic begins a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Kyle Walker
  • William Gallas
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Luka Modric
  • Scott Parker
  • Gareth Bale
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • SUBS
  • Brad Friedel
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Danny Rose
  • Jake Livermore
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Ryan Nelsen

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