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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Leicester won the first FA Cup 2021 at their fifth Finals

Leicester City defeats Chelsea 1-0 won the FA Cup 2021 trophy for first time in their history at Wembley.

Youri Tielemans produced one of the great FA Cup final goals to give Leicester City the trophy for the first time in their history with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

Leicester side Brendan Rodgers racing down the touchline in celebration although Leicester's fans - inside Wembley as 21,000 supporters formed the biggest attendance since lockdown - had to survive so they could celebrate the win in their first final since 1969.

Leicester Foxes lucky fifth time, Chelsea disappointment, Best Stats, facts from FA Cup Final 2021.

1 --  Leicester won their first FA Cup final at the fifth attempt, becoming the 44th different side to win the competition.

2 --  Chelsea have become the first team to lose the FA Cup final in consecutive seasons since Newcastle United in 1997-98 and 1998-99.

3  --  This was the 45th FA Cup final to finish 1-0, at least 20 more times than any other scoreline in the showpiece.

4  --  Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has become the first manager to win both the English and Scottish FA Cup since Sir Alex Ferguson.

5  --  Leicester's Youri Tielemans became the third Belgian player to score in an FA Cup final, with all three going on to lift the trophy that year (Eden Hazard in 2018, Kevin de Bruyne in 2019).

6  --  Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel is the first goalkeeper to captain the winning side in an FA Cup final since David Seaman with Arsenal in 2003.

7  --  Chelsea's Olivier Giroud played in his sixth FA Cup final - since World War Two only Ashley Cole (8), Ryan Giggs (7) and Roy Keane (7) have appeared in more.

8  --  At 37 years and 114 days, Leicester's Wes Morgan became the oldest outfield player to appear in an FA Cup final since Teddy Sheringham for West Ham in 2006 (40y 41d)..

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