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3 talking points as Leicester City beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for the first time

Leicester City won their first-ever FA Cup via a Tielemans wonder strike as Chelsea lose a second consecutive final.

Youri Tielemans‘ goal for the ages fittingly secured Leicester City’s first-ever FA Cup success at Wembley as VAR had the final say.┬áThe Belgian’s second-half strike from at least 25 yards flew past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal and sent the Foxes fans into raptures. The home of football welcomed back fans for the second time this season and saw one of the competition’s finest goals.

Brendan Rodgers has led Leicester superbly and now has a trophy to legitimize his sensational work at the King Power Stadium. Thomas Tuchel will be left wondering what might’ve been after his Blues side came up short in the capital. Neither side registered a shot on target in the first half but the game began to open up in the second 45.

Kasper Schmeichel was called upon to make big saves from former team-mate Ben Chilwell and then Mason Mount as Chelsea sought an equalizer.

The Blues thought they got level with a minute left when Wes Morgan put through his net only for Chilwell to be given offside upon review. The contrasting emotions said it all as Leicester, deservedly, enjoy their moment in the sun.
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If ever a strike deserved to win a game it was the Belgian’s. Leicester’s dynamic central midfielder was tipped for big things when he was a teenager at Anderlecht – he certainly delivered on that promise.

Ever since he arrived in England people have said Tielemans was capable of playing at the highest level suggesting that perhaps the Foxes were lucky to have a player of his calibre. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. Tonight though no one who follows Leicester could care. Tielemans was the best player on the pitch in the capital and fittingly he settled the game.