Leicester City beats Chelsea to clinch their first FA Cup victory

Leicester City have won their first-ever FA Cup thanks to a Youri Tielemans’ thunderbolt that secured the Foxes a 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

The Belgium midfielder unleashed a wonder strike from 25 yards out in the 63rd, a befitting final-game goal made even sweeter by the attendance of fans.

Chelsea thought they had equalized deep in the second half only for the VAR to rule the own goal to have been a result of an offside play.

Leicester had reached the FA final four times before, but were unable to secure a win on all occasions.

The win gave Leicester a second major trophy in six years, following their Premier League win in 2016.

“So happy I can’t begin to describe it. What a day. Indescribable, it’s what dreams are made of, I’ve dreamt about this since I was a child, we have talked about wanting to win trophies. The performance today, the grit and determination, I’m so proud of everybody, everybody contributed to get to the final everyone has played and been sensational,” said Leicester’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Saturday’s final hosted the biggest gathering of sports supporters inside a stadium since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Chelsea, who were playing their fourth FA CUP final in five years, will now have another chance to win a trophy when they play Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final on May 29.

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