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🚨 Liverpool win 150th Men's FA Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties

The 150th edition of the Men’s FA Cup final is here.

Chelsea take on Liverpool at a sunny Wembley but who will win? Let’s find out.

Chelsea v Liverpool

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Liverpool won the 150th Men’s FA Cup final after beating Chelsea on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes.

Thomas Tuchel sprung a surprise before kick off with Romelu Lukaku being preferred up front in place of Kai Havertz for Chelsea.

Liverpool meanwhile opted for Luis Diaz up top instead of Diogo Jota alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

It was the Reds who were in the ascendancy early on with Salah clipping a header over the bar and Diaz looking lively down the left-hand side.

And it was the Colombian who went closest to scoring on eight minutes as he was played in by Trent Alexander-Arnold but fired a one-on-one straight at Edouard Mendy.

The west London side were slowly getting back into things and went close to opening the scoring on 23 minutes as Christian Pulisic found some space inside the area but dragged his effort just wide.

Chelsea were knocking on the door now and could have scored once again soon after as Marcos Alonso’s close range effort was smothered by Alisson.

There was some terrible news for Liverpool on the half hour mark as Salah was forced off with an injury but his replacement Jota almost poked home right before the break, only to toe his effort over the crossbar.

Into the second half and there was another early scare for Liverpool as Alonso curled a free kick into the area that crashed off of Alisson’s bar.

Luis Diaz was clearly Liverpool’s most dangerous attacker and he went close to scoring on 53 minutes, firing an effort just wide from the edge of the area.

With 10 minutes to go it was Diaz again who almost broke the deadlock as his shot from a tight angle rattled off the outside of the post.

Klopp’s side were pushing for a winner now and almost had it as Andy Robertson’s back post effort fired off the post.

But it wasn’t to be with the game going to extra time.

There was some more bad news for the Merseyside club at the break as Virgil van Dijk was forced off with injury.

Chelsea were the side who looked most like scoring in extra time with Hakim Ziyech being brought on to add some quality on the left-hand side.

But neither team could break the deadlock as the match went to penalties.

In the penalty shoot out it was Chelsea who missed first thanks to Cesar Azpilicueta but Mané did the same when he had the chance to be a hero.

Mason Mount missed his effort and then Konstantinos Tsimikas scored to hand Liverpool the trophy.

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