At the 137th edition, Chelsea added the 2018 FA Cup to their trophy cabinet with victory over Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.
A first half penalty at the 22nd minute by Eden Hazard ensured the Blues won the FA Cup for the eighth time. Manchester United didn’t have a shot on target in the first half of the proceedings but were much better in the second half. Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois excelled with a succession of fine saves.
Alexis Sanchez had a goal ruled out for offside, with referee Michael Oliver using the video assistant referee (VAR) to confirm the call. Paul Pogba wasted their best chance late on when he missed the target with a free header.
“I congratulate them but I don’t think they deserved to win,” said Mourinho at the post match conference. He added,”It was a bit hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team that defends with nine players. You need that presence.”