Chelsea – Liverpool – Football Match Report – 14 May 2022

Liverpool saved their hopes for a foursome win by beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties within the FA Cup closing at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Cesar Azpilicueta missed and Mason Mount saved his level kick for Chelsea as Kostas Tsimikas scored the decisive penalty.

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Going through a second nationwide cup closing this season, the perimeters had a enjoyable and goalless draw for 120 minutes earlier than deciding on penalties.

This was a carbon copy of the League Cup closing in February, the place Liverpool received 11-10 on penalties after ending that recreation additionally goalless.

Saturday’s win means Liverpool stays on observe for an unprecedented Quadruple trophy.

They’re three factors behind Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League race with two video games towards Actual Madrid within the Champions League closing on 28 Could.

“I am actually happy with my children,” Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp advised the BBC. “Chelsea was phenomenal, however ultimately there might solely be one winner and it was us at present.”

For Chelsea, this meant an undesirable file of being the primary staff to lose three consecutive FA Cup finals after shedding to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester Metropolis final yr.

Liverpool had been on prime early with a particular menace with Luis Diaz. A cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold despatched Diaz into aim within the eighth minute, however Edouard Mendy rejected him earlier than Naby Keita might open the rebound.

Chelsea responded properly to Liverpool’s strain and closed within the twenty third minute after Christian Pulisic, Mount and Reece James’ glorious play on the suitable flank. Shortly after, Pulisic’s cross gave Marcos Alonso the chance to see a aim, however Alisson rapidly went off the road to dismiss the Chelsea defender.

Liverpool took a success after 33 minutes, when Mohamed Salah needed to go away the sport attributable to harm. Diogo Jota substituted for him and had an excellent probability minutes earlier than halftime.

Chelsea began quicker after the timeout with Pulisic’s save from Alisson and Alonso’s crossbar free kick, however each side labored and had been solely capable of create half possibilities for many of the second interval.

Liverpool had a golden probability to win the trophy after they discovered Andy Robertson, the substitute James Milner’s cross in common time, however he hit the submit at shut vary.

Liverpool took one other hit earlier than further time on this match the place Virgil van Dijk got here off the pitch, apparently injured, and was changed by Joel Matip.

Neither aspect has been capable of advance an extra half-hour, making it the second time they’ve hit factors this season.

Mendy had saved Chelsea alive after they saved Sadio Mane’s penalty, however to no avail as Liverpool received the trophy for the primary time since 2006.

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