Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Chelsea completes cup double with FA Cup victory over Man. United
May 21st, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED



Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left wondering what if after the Blues won the English FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United Saturday in overtime of the first final at the new Wembley Stadium.

Didier Drogba's goal in the 116th minute decided the game and denied United a league and cup double. Drogba's goal was his 33rd of the season. The Ivorian scored Chelsea's two goals in the League Cup final victory over Arsenal and finished the Premier League season as its top scorer with 20 goals.

United edged Chelsea by six points for the EPL title, denying Mourinho's Blues three straight league championships after an injury-plagued campaign.

The Ivorian duly steered home the winner, his 33rd and final goal of a fantastic season, to leave Mourinho and the Blues fans wondering what might have been.

"I'm not a magician, I cannot predict things," said Mourinho, "but if we did this with players limping and losing an important player every week, we can ask -- what would Chelsea's season be if Petr Cech was not out for four months, if John Terry was not out ... if Ricardo Carvalho was not out ... with [Michael] Essien playing central defender and [Arjen] Robben and Ashley Cole playing limping. What could Chelsea's season be without these problems?"

GAME SUMMARY:
May 19 in London
Chelsea 1 Man. United 0 (OT). Goal: Drogba 116.
Chelsea -- Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Terry, Essien, Bridge, Makelele, Mikel, Lampard, Wright-Phillips (Kalou, 93), J.Cole (Robben 46; A.Cole, 108), Drogba.
Man. United -- Van der Sar, Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand, Heinze, Fletcher (Smith 92), Carrick (O'Shea, 113), Scholes, Giggs (Solskjaer, 113), Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney.
Referee: Steve Bennett.
Att.: 89,826.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng    
"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped ...
What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish    
"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey ...
Video Pick: How Messi and Neymar warm up     
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming ...
MLS and players union reach agreement    
According to multiple reports, an agreement was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early ...
Three takeaways from USA-Norway    
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit ...
Road to Vancouver: Sweden stuns Germany at Algarve Cup    
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on ...
MLS and union headed deep into overtime    
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to ...
Frank Klopas on Montreal miracle: 'God never sleeps'    
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS ...
U.S. U-17s sitting pretty, so far     
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win ...
Video Pick: The world's best free-kick taker?     
No one has scored more free-kick goals in European club play in the last two years ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives