It meant a sweet victory for Antonio Conte over his rival Jose Mourinho on what could prove his farewell outing as Chelsea coach after their premier league title defence slumped into a fifth-place finish in the league, an FA Cup silverware will help to overcome it.
Eden Hazard’s Penalty in First half helped Chelsea to beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
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Conte was furious on the touchline after Jones was only yellow carded but hazard cool and calmly stroked home sending De Gea the wrong way.
Alexis Sanchez had a goal ruled out for straying just offside, with referee Michael Oliver using VAR to confirm the call, and Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois excelled with a succession of fine saves, while Paul Pogba wasted their best chance late on when he headed wide of an open goal.
Jones had a chance to make amends but headed wide at the far post from Ashley Young’s Left-wing cross, with United Belatedly arriving as an attacking force in the closing minute of the Half.
Big Players performance
The defining moments are frequently chosen by the enormous players and this is precisely why Chelsea could finish off this win and rescue accomplishment from a period of underachievement.
Furthermore, conversely, such a significant number of those Mourinho and Manchester United would have been relying on to have the effect did not make the normal commitment.
N’Golo Kante was eminent in midfield, enthusiastic and viable, a wonderful protective support when United did at last apply weight, while guardian Courtois was likewise exceptional.
In guard, Antonio Rudiger was a stone while Gary Cahill conveyed an execution that was an opportune update why England director Gareth Southgate included him in his World Cup squad.
Match-victor Hazard was dependably a danger and Southgate may have had an inauspicious inclination as he watched him go past Jones before drawing an awkward foul from the man he may confront when England meet Belgium in Russia.
For United, Jones had a cumbersome bad dream while Alexis Sanchez was really inauspicious and Pogba just raised a dash after half-time. The Frenchman likewise missed seemingly their most obvious opportunity when he headed wide at a corner, unmarked and just eight yards out.
What’s more, for every one of Mourinho’s grievances about bad form, an unmistakable punishment chose the destiny of this last.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Scored the goal after winning the penalty and had Phil Jones in knots all afternoon. Amazing player and an amazing performance.