Liverpool win the FA Cup after beating Chelsea in dramatic penalty shootout

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Liverpool have won the 2021/22 FA Cup after beating Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shootout at Wembley. Kostas Tsimikas scored the decisive spot-kick after a dramatic day at Wembley.

Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta both had their spot-kicks saved for the Blues, who once again lost out on penalties to the Reds. This means Chelsea have now lost their last two FA Cup finals – in back-to-back seasons.

Liverpool had the much better of the early exchanges, with Luis Diaz having a couple of opportunities that could have easily been converted into goals. Chelsea did come into it as the half wore on though, with Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso going close.

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There was a big blow for Liverpool in the first-half, with Mohamed Salah being forced off with what looks like a muscular injury. Liverpool somewhat worsened after Salah was taken off and the two sides went into the half-time break level.

Chelsea started the second half how they ended the first, in the ascendancy. The Blues had three quick-fire opportunities, with one of them seeing Alonso hit the crossbar from a free-kick.

Both teams had chances to win it in normal time, but just like February’s Carabao Cup final, the match went to extra-time. Mount and Azpilicueta saw their kicks saved and hit the post, respectively, leaving Liverpool with their second trophy of the season.

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Next up for the Blues is a clash against Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday evening.

Source by Football London

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