Saturday, May 2, 2009

FA Cup Semi-Finals: Arsenal (1-2) Chelsea

Didier Drogba's winning goal 6 minutes before time put Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Drogba struck at the end of a poor semi-final when he beat Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to Frank Lampard's long ball and rolled the ball home. The Gunners had taken an early lead through Theo Walcott's deflected shot but had struggled to live with Chelsea from that moment. Florent Malouda equalized before half-time with a low shot that beat Fabianski at his near post and, although the Gunners dug in after the break, Chelsea probably deserved their victory and a return to Wembley in the final on 30 May.

1-0 Theo Walcott 18"

1-1 Florent Malouda 33"

1-2 Didier Drogba 84"

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