Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chelsea beat Arsenal to reach final FA Cup

Chelsea beats Arsenal 2-1 to reach FA Cup final on May 30.

Theo Walcott gave Arsenal an 18th-minute lead at Wembley and Florent Malouda tied it in the 32nd. Drogba broke away on the winning goal and Frank Lampard drove a high ball behind the Arsenal defense from deep in his own half.


Despite an array of attacking talent on show in front of 88,000 spectators, the match was unspectacular throughout on an unreliable and bobbly Wembley surface.

And rather than the brilliance of Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas or Robin van Persie, the game will be remembered for defensive errors, none-more-so than from second-choice Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

The result means the Blues march into the FA Cup final again, and are still on to win the domestic and European treble, a remarkable achievement considering Hiddink has only been in charge of the team for a couple of months.

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