6 May 2012

Chelsea win FA Cup

6:56 am on 6 May 2012

Chelsea have survived a late Liverpool fightback to win the FA Cup final 2-1 and lift the trophy for the fourth time in six seasons.

Chelsea dominated the first half and led through an 11th-minute goal by Ramires and Drogba's clinical strike early in the second half put the London club on course for a comfortable win.

But Liverpool substitute Andy Carroll pulled one goal back and he almost equalised with a powerful header, Chelsea keeper Petr Cech clawing the ball out just before it crossed the line and pushing it on to the crossbar.

Drogba became the first player in the 141-year history of the FA Cup to score in four finals and John Terry also added his name to the competition's rich folklore when he became the first player to captain four final-winning teams.