… as Nigerian duo celebrate
In an FA Cup final encounter many bookmakers touted Chelsea to carry the day against a never-say-never Leicester City team, it appears far from their prediction following a dismal performance from the London side.
The FA Cup final match played host to about 20,000 fans in attendance, this is the first time in while that fans are allowed to grace the stadium since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also the first Leicester City will win FA Cup in their history.
The first half of the match a shambolic performance from a chelsea side who are expected to play a UEFA Champions League final in a fortnight.
Chelsea coach made a few changes to a side that lose to Arsenal midweek, with Eduardo Mendy being replaced by Kepa Arizabalaga in goal.
In this encounter, two Nigerian Super Eagles players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, were on the winning side in the FA Cup final, as Leicester City emerge victorious by 1-0 at Wembley.
Youri Tielemans is the man who provided the magical moment of the game in the 63rd minutes to seal the victory for Leicester City.
The Belgian midfielder strode forward unopposed and unleashed a fierce drive past Kepa Arizzabalaga, to net the winner in the second half.
Leicester City had to ride their luck in the end, with a couple of outstanding saves from Kasper Schmichel keeping them in the game.
VAR also chalked off a late Chelsea goal which was scored by former Foxes’ left-back, Ben Chilwell.
Thomas Tuchel’s men still have one more final to play – in the Champions League against Manchester City on May 29.