Chelsea is all set to play Arsenal in an all-London FA Cup finals after defeating Manchester United in a nail-biting 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday. The following stream of events are been aided towards the downtrodden performance by goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spanish international star who was drafter to the Man Utd in place of Sergio Romero played a previous rounds for the team endured a nightmare of criticism for the previous downfalls.
The first mistake from the latter came at the 11th minute of first half injury time as Romero allowed Oliver’s Giroud’s flick to get past him as he put Chelsea 1-0 ahead. De Gea made a brilliant save to deny Giroud his second goal before Marcos Alonso’s cross which was deflected past him by Harry Maguire who was again successful in getting the ball past him in the 74th minute.
“Well I said to my boys in the dressing room I would love to win another one, it would be my fifth one,” Giroud quipped. “It’s another final, another big game against Arsenal.So it’s special personally for me, but we put it to the side and we are very happy with the team performance today.”
United who were barely hanging by a threat after the semi-finals off the back of the 19-match unbeaten run scored a late consolation as Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot after a clumsy Callum Hudson-Odoi challenge failed on Anthony Martial.
The third goal came as Maguire stretched to prevent Alonso’s cross reaching out towards Antonio Rudiger as the ball went off into the net at speed that was a tad quicker than Gea’s knees. Solksjaer was forced to defend his path as the keeper, which should not be served as the first time ever.
“David knows he should have saved the second goal but that’s done now,” he said.
“It’s hard for a keeper to make amends, apart from David making two or three fantastic saves after.”