Result: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

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Chelsea claim the seventh FA Cup in the club's history courtesy of a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley.

Chelsea have won the seventh FA Cup in the club's history by defeating Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley Stadium this evening.

The Blues began the brighter of the two sides and made their domination count after 11 minutes. Juan Mata played in Brazilian midfielder Ramires, who beat Jose Enrique for pace before going on to place the ball inside Pepe Reina's near post.

Liverpool almost responded immediatley when Craig Bellamy's shot beat Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, but not Branislav Ivanovic, who got back on the line to clear the Welshman's effort.

Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool began to take control as the half drew to a close without calling Cech into any meaningful action.

The goal that would prove to be the winner for Chelsea arrived in the 52nd minute. Frank Lampard slotted a pass through to Didier Drogba, who shot across Reina's goal and into bottom right hand corner of the net.

Andy Carroll was introduced into the action as a response to Chelsea's second goal and the £35m striker made an almost instant impact in the 64th minute. Jose Bosingwa's attempted clearance ricocheted to Carroll, who turned John Terry before lashing the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

Carroll thought he had equalised in the 81st minute when Cech turned his headed effort onto the underside of the bar. However, referee Phil Dowd and his assistant deemed that the ball had not crossed the line.

The Reds continued to push forward in search of an equaliser, but their efforts were not rewarded following five minutes of stoppage time.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1493235181730
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd145631815321
7West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
8Everton145541615120
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Bournemouth145361922-318
11Watford145361824-618
12Southampton144551315-217
13Crystal Palace144282426-214
14Burnley144281223-1114
15Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
16Middlesbrough132651215-312
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Sunderland143291424-1011
19Hull City133281128-1711
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159
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