Leicester City beat Chelsea FC by 1-0 to win their maiden Emirates Football Association Challenge Cup. For the first time in the football club’s 137-year long history, Leicester was successful in winning the final at the Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. The 22,000 fans present to watch the match were overwhelmed by the victory and the success of their favorite team. The attendance of the final was observed to be the highest since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020.
Leicester showed brilliant skills and gameplay to lift the title. Chelsea had the kick-off after which both teams displayed an outstanding defense. The match was 0-0 till the first half of the game. The second half came with Leicester serving an edge over Chelsea, thanks to a sensational strike by Belgian Mid-Fielder Youri Tielemal in the 63rd minute of the match. Youri was successful in finding the top corner in a crucial goal for the winners.
Apart from Youri, Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel produced a stunning save off Mason Mount’s strike. Chelsea was also goal ruled out by VAR review for offside. Five years are prior, Leicester was successful in bagging the Premier League Title and now they have become successful in clinching the English League Title. Previously, they had secured a place in 5 finals, however, the last one in FA was 52 years ago.
The two teams are going to have a face-off again in three days’ time at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal clash to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The surge for Leicester will continue if they win Wednesday’s match. A win in Stamford Bridge will guarantee them a ticket to the next year’s Premier League.
Congratulations to Leicester City Football Club for winning the FA Cup.
We’ve won the FA Cup!! 🏆🦊
— Leicester City 🏆 (@LCFC) May 15, 2021