London, 15 May 2021 (AFP) – Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in their 137-year history, beating Chelsea 1–0 in the final played at Wembley this Saturday with 22,000 spectators.
Following a strong shot from outside the area, Belgian midfielder Yuri Tylemains scored an unprecedented title-winning goal for “Fox” in the 63rd minute.
Chelsea could force extra time when defender Wes Morgan scored a minute before the end of the game, but the referee canceled the game after reviewing the VAR, noting that Blues’ Ben Chilwell Offside left back was given.
The defeat is a serious warning for the London team, led by Thomas Tuchel, who are yet to make it to the next Champions League and who will make it to the finals of the continental tournament with Manchester City in two weeks.
This is the second major success in his history after the surprise English Championships victory for Leicester five years ago.
Prior to this unprecedented FA Cup win, Leicester were runners-up in four other finals of the competition, the last of which was 52 years ago.
This Saturday’s decision also counted on the attendance of 22,000 fans, which is, by far, the largest concentration of spectators at a sporting event in the United Kingdom since the start of the Kovid-19 epidemic.
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