Saturday 21 May 2016
Fa Cup 2009

FA Cup Final 2009 - Winners Chelsea

Chelsea 2-1 Everton

Chelsea beat Everton 2-1 at Wembley to win their second FA Cup in three years. Everton took the lead through Louis Saha when, after 25 seconds, he scored the fastest goal in FA Cup Final history. The Toffees couldn't hold on for long as who else but Didier Drogba equalised with 21 minutes played. Frank Lampard broke Everton hearts late on with a stunning strike to bring the cup back to West London.

Route To The Final

Chelsea

Chelsea started very well in the competition, thrashing Southend away 4-1 before beating Ipswich 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. In the fifth round they won easily at Watford, which was followed by a comfortable 2-0 win at Coventry in the quarter-finals. There semi-final with Arsenal looked to be heading into extra time, only for Didier Drogba to snatch a late winner.

Everton

Everton started their campaign off with a narrow 1-0 win at League Two side Maccesfield. In the fourth round they draw 1-1 at Anfield with fierce rivals Liverpool before beating them 1-0 at Goodison Park in the replay. Next up was Aston Villa who they saw off with a 3-1 home win. In the quarter-final hey recovered from a goal down to beat Middlesbrough which set up a semi-final with Manchester United. The match went into penalties after no goals were scored, with Everton coming out on top 4-2.

Starting Line-ups

Chelsea

Substitutes - Henrique Hilario, Branislav Ivanovic, Franco Di Santo, Michael Ballack, Salomon Kalou, Juliano Belletti, Michael Mancienne

Everton

Substitutes - Carlo Nash, Segundo Castillo, Jack Rodwell, Jose Baxter, Lars Jacobsen, Dan Gosling, James Vaughan