Leicester City were crowned FA Cup champions after beating Chelsea 1-0.
This is the first time the club has won this tournament in its history. The team reached the final for the first time since 1969.
The match was held at Wembley Stadium in London. Belgian Yuri Telemans scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute with a superb right-foot shot from outside the penalty area.
The match witnessed a remarkable public presence after the British government began to ease the precautionary measures it imposed to limit the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Chelsea succeeded in equalizing the result in the final minutes of the match through his Chilwell player, but the joy of the draw was short-lived, as the goal was canceled after the intervention of the video assistant referee.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel told a press conference after the match that it was never easy to think about losing in the cup final. But he was not dissatisfied with his team’s performance.
“I think the performance is enough to win the match. I think we were not lucky today and we never made it to be hidden that we need that to win at this level,” he added.
Tillmans, 24, capped his impressive performance in the match with his brilliant shot that brought Leicester City to the FA Cup, making him the best player in the match.
The final minutes of the match were filled with breathtaking drama as he attacked Chelsea hard, but Leicester defended and held out until the end.
After the match, the stands and pitch witnessed loud celebrations, as the players jogged to celebrate with their fans.
The presence of about 20,000 fans inside Wembley Stadium helped both teams show their best, especially as it was the first time that fans were allowed to attend a match since the closure measures were imposed.
This is the first time that Leicester has won the FA Cup title, knowing that it has qualified for the final four times in 1949, 1961, 1963 and 1969.
It is also the first title for Leicester’s Irish coach Brandon Rodgers, after winning two league titles for Celtic and the same in the Cup.