Leicester City beat Chelsea to claim their first ever FA Cup trophy after losing three
finals in the past. it was a dramatic game at Wembley as Chelsea slumped to a 1-0
defeat in the FA Cup final, a Youri Tielemans screamer sealed the win for Brendan
The Belgian settled a closely contested encounter with a spectacular right-foot drive
that flew beyond Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga into the top corner from
25 yards in the 63rd minute.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers told BBC Sport “It’s an amazing feeling. I wasn’t
aware before I came to Leicester that they hadn’t won the FA Cup.
So to be able to give that to these supporters, plus Top and his family, makes this
a special day.
It’s a real collective effort at Leicester, from the board, players, staff and supporters.
It’s an amazing day for the city. Youri’s goal was like an old-school FA Cup winning goal,
but also Kasper’s saves.
I thought we were the better team overall. We were super-aggressive and always a
threat with the ball. Chelsea are an amazing team but I though we deserved to win.
It’s the FA Cup, and as a British coach, it means so much. I’m so proud, but more
happy for everyone else. A monumental performance and what a day for everyone
involved with Leicester!”
Leicester City match-winner Youri Tielemans to BBC One: “It feels really good, it’s
amazing, I’m really glad to score the goal to help the team to win the game.
“It was a really tight game and to score in the final but what a goal that was! So I’m really
happy for the team and for the fans.
“Today I got a text message saying I had to aim for the top corner. I did it and I’m really happy!
“It was really special to have the fans in today, I hope everyone was safe.
The fans watching from home too, they have supported us all the year through.
I hope they are proud of us and I’m sure they are.”