FA Cup Final LIVE: Chelsea vs Liverpool result, final score and reaction – Liverpool win penalty shootout as Tsimikas scores winner



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Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time since 2006

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Liverpool won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties at Wembley. Kostas Tsimikas scored the winning penalty in sudden death, after Alisson saved from Mason Mount.

Liverpool and Chelsea met in a Carabao Cup final rematch in February, and that encounter went remarkably similarly. Both teams had multiple chances to win the match in regulation time and although the frenetic nature of the competition slowed down in extra time, it followed a breathtaking 90 minutes at Wembley.

Liverpool got off to a good start and threatened early through Luis Diaz, who was denied by Edouard Mendy on the game’s first chance, but Chelsea came back in what was a level first half. Alisson also made a good save to stop Marcos Alonso while Christian Pulisic and substitute Diogo Jota had chances, but it was an injury to Mohamed Salah that was the most notable incident of the first half. Liverpool striker exiting in the 32nd minute with a groin problem.

It was Chelsea’s turn to start quickly after the break, as Alonso closed in and Alisson saved Pulisic’s effort, before Alonso hit the crossbar with a free-kick. Diaz and Jota were wide whistles from narrow wide and then Andy Robertson hit the post with a volley from close range. As the final drew closer to extra time, Diaz curled a shot from wide on the breakaway to nearly win the final in the dying seconds.

Follow Chelsea’s reaction to Liverpool in the 2022 FA Cup Final, below:

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Liverpool edge past Chelsea again to win FA Cup on penalties as Kostas Tsimikas secures thrilling final

Liverpool are going the full distance, to ensure – pretty much – that they can still do the maximum.

Edouard Mendy could save from Sadio Mane, but he couldn’t save Chelsea’s turbulent season. Liverpool win their eighth FA Cup, and Jurgen Klopp’s first, to become both the third most successful team in the competition’s history and the third team to win both domestic cups in a single season.

More importantly, the four-timer still has legs, although that isn’t quite the case for much of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Concerns over the departure of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk as well as the state of exhaustion of the team can wait, however, as there is no such thing as the motivational effect of victory. Liverpool will feel they have renewed momentum, after a 6-5 penalty shootout victory to an absorbing 0-0.

Chelsea need only look ahead under new ownership. Poor Mason Mount, who saw the decisive penalty saved by Alisson, will wonder what it could have been.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 8:15 p.m.

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Kostas Tsimikas and Mohamed Salah offer contrasting nods to Liverpool’s triumph history

Echoes of the past had been unwanted until, at last, there was a welcome nod to history. Liverpool can relish the sight of a left-back deciding a penalty shootout.

Alan Kennedy won the 1984 European Cup this way and, 38 years later, Kostas Tsimikas lifted the FA Cup in equally edgy style. Kennedy’s place in Anfield folklore was already assured before he finished Roma. The unglamorous figure of the big occasion had scored the only goal in the 1981 European Cup final to beat Real Madrid.

Others at Liverpool have less fond memories of Real. As Liverpool head to a meeting in Paris, there has been an unwanted replay of their last final encounter. For the 2018 Champions League, read the 2022 FA Cup. Just over half an hour into a final, Mohamed Salah’s game was over. This time there was no sign of Sergio Ramos. There was nothing so dramatic, nothing so malevolent. There was no one to blame. This time, Salah got the medal in the right color. But again, it opened up the possibility of the Champions League being decided in his absence.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 8:10 p.m.

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FA Cup final player ratings as Luis Diaz dazzles and Reece James shines

Liverpool won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties at Wembley. Kostas Tsimikas scored the winning penalty in sudden death, after Alisson saved from Mason Mount.

Here’s how players rated:

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 8:07 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

The celebrations continue for Liverpool.

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Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 8:05 p.m.

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Alisson’s reaction

Liverpool match-winning goalkeeper Alisson spoke to the BBC after the game saying:

“It’s unbelievable, we put in such a good performance. It’s a shame we didn’t score. It was a real fight, we kept a clean sheet, and then the boys were amazing scoring the goals. I only had to save the last one.

“I’m very happy. Mendy and I made some amazing saves. I couldn’t have made the saves without the help of the team. They work well and make it easy for me.

[On his penalty save] “That was good huh?” All the goalkeeper coaches help me with the decisions. They are fantastic players, Chelsea did very well but we deserved to win. I only made the save because we deserved to win this.

“It gives us more confidence in the Premier League and also in the Champions League final. It’s a fantastic moment now, we just have to enjoy it.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 8:02 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

Jordan Henderson is heading to the FA Cup. He pauses, grabs the handles and then holds it up as the confetti flies.

Liverpool are the winners of the 2022 FA Cup.

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Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 7:54 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

Jurgen Klopp and James Milner lead Liverpool into the stands to collect their winner’s medals. Captain Jordan Henderson will bring up the rear and lift the trophy.

As you’d expect, there are smiles and cheers galore throughout the Liverpool squad. Henderson is the eighth Liverpool captain to lift the trophy.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 7:52 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

Jürgen Klopp became only the second manager to win the European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Premier League title with the same English club, along with Sir Alex Ferguson ( who did it with Man Utd).

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Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 7:50 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

Unfortunately, Chelsea became the first team in history to lose three successive FA Cup finals. It could have gone either way, but it won’t be for the Blues.

The players go to the stands to receive their second place medals.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 7:47 p.m.

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Liverpool win FA Cup 6-5 on penalties

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 7:45 p.m.

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