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Chelsea beat Portsmouth to win FA Cup

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-16

Chelsea won the FA Cup on Saturday, beating Portsmouth 1-0 to complete the domestic double. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba (photo) scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute.

REUTERS - Chelsea overcame a resilient Portsmouth to win a dramatic FA Cup final 1-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and achieve their first League and Cup Double.

Didier Drogba got the winner with a 59th minute free-kick after they hit the woodwork five times in the first half and missed a late penalty. Portsmouth also missed a spot kick.

The triumph gave the west London side successive FA Cup final victories after they beat Everton last season.

Although the newly-crowned Premier League champions dominated relegated Portsmouth in the opening half, they were thwarted on five occasions when Drogba (twice), Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and John Terry all hit the bar or post.

The match turned Chelsea's way after Portsmouth's Kevin-Prince Boateng had a 56th minute penalty, awarded after Juliano Belletti brought down Aruna Dindane, saved by Petr Cech.

Drogba fired home a 25-metre free-kick three minutes later to maintain his record of scoring in all six competitive matches he has played for Chelsea at Wembley -- three semi-finals and three FA Cup finals.

Lampard missed a penalty in the 88th minute but Chelsea had already done more than enough to deserve their victory.
 

Date created : 2010-05-15

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