Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup

The FA Cup victory over Chelsea has kept Liverpool's quadruple hopes alive

By Web Desk
May 15, 2022
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifting the FA Cup trophy and celebrating with teammates — Liverpool Twitter

LONDON: Liverpool defeated Chelsea in a penalty shootout to win the FA Cup at Wembley, keeping their quadruple hopes alive.

The FA Cup final, like the Carabao Cup final, was goalless after 90 and then 120 minutes, however, Chelsea missed two of their seven penalties, with Konstantinos Tsimikas scoring the winning penalty in the 14th of the shootout.

Liverpool led early on and was the only team in the game during the first few minutes. Luis Diaz, in particular, was outstanding from the start, having the game's opening opportunity and being substantially engaged in practically everything harmful that occurred in the first 90 minutes.

Chelsea created many chances for Christian Pulisic, but the American was unable to convert.

Thomas Tuchel's team would have been delighted when Mohamed Salah was forced off hurt after only 30 minutes.

Within the last 10 minutes, Diaz hit the post, and Andy Robertson did the same.

The first two shootout penalties were converted before Chelsea's second and game-tying chance was missed by Cesar Azpilicueta.

Edouard Mendy made up for the Spaniard's error by denying Sadio Mane a chance to win it.

Tsimikas scored past Mendy after Alisson Becker blocked Mason Mount's shot with Chelsea's sixth.

Liverpool's focus now shifts to a Tuesday night match against Southampton, with the possibility of a quadruple still possible. The Reds will also meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final.