Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: Leicester City lifts maiden FA Cup title after Tielemans screamer sink the Blues

Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: It was the moment football had been waiting over a year for as Leicester City won their maiden FA Cup tiitle
Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: It was the moment football had been waiting over a year for as Leicester City won their maiden FA Cup tiitle

Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: Five years after the Foxes stunned the Premier League’s giants to become champions, Leicester have now claimed their maiden FA Cup title in their fifth attempt.

Tuchel’s men dominated before half-time but laboured to create clear-cut chances despite Leicester losing defensive lynchpin Jonny Evans to injury midway through the first half.

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One moment of magic proved decisive as Tielemans collected possession midway inside the Chelsea half and strode forward before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the top corner past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: Tuchel flexed the strength in depth of his squad in an attempt to find an equaliser as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic were all introduced off the bench.

But they were denied by the brilliance of Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.

Chilwell, whose every touch was booed by the Leicester support, nearly came back to haunt his old club as his header was turned onto the post by the Dane.

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Mount then could not believe his luck as his sweetly struck shot was turned behind by a brilliant stop from Schmeichel.

Even when the Leicester ‘keeper was beaten, Chelsea were denied by a VAR review.

Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0: A Wes Morgan own goal looked set to send the game to extra-time, but Chilwell had strayed offside in the build-up.

Leicester players and fans celebrated the decision like a goal and were in raptures again moments later after seeing out a nervy finale.