Liverpool win FA Cup on punishments against Chelsea

Liverpool won an engrossing English FA Cup last Saturday as they won 6-5 in a punishment shootout after the Wembley show-stopper some way or another finished 0-0 after additional time.

Substitute Kostas Tsimikas opened the triumphant punishment after Chelsea commander Cesar Azpilicueta’s had hit the post and Alisson Becker had saved Mason Mount’s work.

Chelsea manager Edouard Mendy had kept his side alive when he saved Sadio Mane’s punishment yet it demonstrated without much of any result as Liverpool won the prize interestingly beginning around 2006.

It was a duplicate of the League Cup last in February, which Liverpool won 11-10 on punishments after that game additionally completed goalless.

Saturday’s success implies Liverpool stay on track for a remarkable fourfold of prizes.

They are three focuses behind Manchester City in the Premier League race with two games to proceed to meet Real Madrid in the Champions League last on May 28.

“I’m truly pleased with my young men,” Liverpool administrator Juergen Klopp told the BBC.

“Chelsea were remarkable yet eventually there must be one champ and it was us.”

For Chelsea it implied an unwanted record of turning into the main side to lose three FA Cup finals straight, in the wake of losing to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester City last year.

In a match of fluctuating fortunes and sacks of botched opportunities, Liverpool had the best of a throbbing first half with Luis Diaz close a few times, before Chelsea returned the second, with Marcos Alonso shaking the crossbar.

Klopp’s Liverpool partook in the more noteworthy belonging and completed the hour and a half on top, Diaz and Andrew Robertson both hitting the post in the last 10 minutes and the inexhaustible Diaz whistling a shot only wide in the 90th.

Tired legs on a warm day added to a crude additional time-frame, however the two sides acquired corners that were easily guarded.

Liverpool chief Jordan Henderson was given the Cup by Prince William to thunders from the Liverpool fans while the Chelsea end was generally unfilled.