Saturday 21 May 2016
Fa Cup 2002

FA Cup 2001/02 - Winners Arsenal

The 2001/02 FA Cup final took place in Wales at the Millennium Stadium on the 4th May 2002.  It was the second FA Cup final to take place at the Millennium Stadium as the construction of the New Wembley had not yet started.  Unusually the final took place with one week remaining in the Premier League calendar for the 2001/02 season.

The Lead Up to the FA Cup Final 2002

In the Premier League fixtures between the two clubs, Arsenal had gone until the final with better results, with a 1–1 draw at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge on 8th September 2001 followed by a 2–1 win at Highbury on December 26th 2001.

Arsenal

2002 FA Cup FinalArsenal recorded a comfortable third round win against Watford at Vicarage Round winning 2-4. Dennis Bergkamp’s solitary goal avenged the FA Cup final defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the fourth round and a thrilling fifth round tie against Gillingham saw Arsenal win 5-2. Following a 1-1 draw at St James Park, the sixth round replay was a thrilling 3-0 win against Newcastle resulting in a semi-final against Middlesbrough beating them 0-1.

Manager:
Arsene Wenger

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Chelsea

Chelsea’s third round replay against Norwich saw a stunning 4-0 away win, another replay in the fourth round following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge had to wait for a stoppage time goal from John Terry to see them through to the fifth round. The fifth round was a 3-1 win over Preston North End and the sixth round they beat their local rivals Tottenham by four goals keeping a clean sheet and avenging their earlier defeat by Tottenham in the Worthing Cup (Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-1). By beating Fulham 0-1 in the semi, Chelsea had won their place in the FA Cup final, their third in six years.

Manager:
Claudio Ranieri

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FA Cup Final 2001/02 Result

Arsenal produced two quality goal to win the FA Cup against Chelsea in Cardiff. Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg scored second half goals to sink their London neighbours; it was watched by a crowd of 73,963 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.