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Saturday, 4 May, 2002, 15:54 GMT 16:54 UK
FA Cup final clockwatch
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri
All the action from the Millennium Stadium, as Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0.

92 mins: The referee blows the final whistle, giving Arsenal their eighth FA Cup. Arsene Wenger and his players celebrate a deserved win, which takes them half-way to the Double - and makes up for the agony of defeat by Liverpool last year.

91 mins: A clearly frustrated Eidur Gudjohnsen is booked for a foul on Ray Parlour.

90 mins: With normal time over, there will be three minutes of stoppage time. Arsenal make a late substitution, as Martin Keown replaces Sylvain Wiltord.

85 mins: Frank Lampard's 25-yard shot is wide of the target.

82 mins: Eidur Gudjohnsen tries a low shot from the edge of the area - but David Seaman clings onto the ball.

80 mins: Thierry Henry is replaced by Kanu.

79 mins: Arsenal double their lead - and again it is a wonderful goal. Freddie Ljungberg skips past John Terry's despairing tackle on the left and curls a fantastic shot past Cudicini and into the back of the Chelsea net.
Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

78 mins: Arsenal should make it 2-0. Full-back Ashley Cole goes racing clear - but is unable to get a shot in. The ball falls to Henry, who tries his luck with a precise strike - but Cudicini pulls off an excellent save.

76 mins: Chelsea's third change. Mario Melchiot is substituted by winger Boudewijn Zenden.

75 mins: Thierry Henry and John Terry are both booked for a face-to-face confrontation, which threatens to get out of hand until the referee steps in.

71 mins: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger makes a change in an attempt to protect his team's lead, with midfielder Edu replacing striker Dennis Bergkamp.

69 mins: The deadlock is broken in stunning style. Ray Parlour picks up Sylvain Wiltord's neat reverse pass in the Chelsea half and, with the Chelsea defence backing off, steadies himself before firing a stunning shot from 25 yards. The ball curls over a diving Carlo Cudicini and hits the top right-hand corner of the net.
Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

67 mins: Chelsea make a second substitution. Fans' hero Gianfranco Zola replaces a limping Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who had been doubtful in the build-up with a calf strain.

64 mins: Arsenal finally relieve the pressure and break up the other end. Sylvain Wiltord takes the ball on the left of the area - but slices his shot wastefully wide.

62 mins: Seaman scrambles the ball out from under the crossbar as a looping header from Melchiot causes problems in the Arsenal area.

61 mins: Arsenal remain under pressure - but Tony Adams stretches out a leg to clear the ball, just as Hasselbaink prepares to convert Gronkjaer's pass.

59 mins: Chelsea are looking dangerous. Jesper Gronkjaer breaks down the right and sets up Graeme Le Saux in the middle. The full-back controls the ball - but blasts his shot well over the bar.

57 mins: Superb save from David Seaman, who dives backwards to palm a dipping shot from Eidur Gudjohnsen over the bar.

56 mins: Another corner from Henry - and another headed clearance by Chelsea.

54 mins: Freddie Ljungberg earns Arsenal a corner on the left - but Henry's cross is headed away by Emmanuel Petit.

51 mins: Corner to Chelsea from the left. Hasselbaink crosses - but Arsenal clear.

48 mins: David Seaman saves a long-range shot from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

46 mins: Great chance for Arsenal right at the start of the second half. Thierry Henry collects a pass just six yards out, controls the ball and then tries a side-footed shot - but Carlo Cudicini produces a fine save.

1605: Arsenal kick off at the start of the second half. Chelsea make one change, with John Terry - who missed out on a starting place with a virus - replacing Celestine Babayaro, who appeared to be struggling with an injury in the first half.

1548: The half-time whistle blows, just as William Gallas clears another dangerous Arsenal move - ending a tight and largely disappointing first 45 minutes.

43 mins: Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen carve open the Arsenal defence with a one-two on the edge of the area - only for Arsenal to fortunately escape with an offside decision.

41 mins: Sol Campbell tries a speculative shot from 35 yards out - but it dribbles woefully wide.

39 mins: Arsenal are suddenly looking more impressive going forward and a slick passing move down the right results in a corner. But Adams fouls in the area and Chelsea are awarded a free-kick.

36 mins: The best chance of the first half falls to Arsenal. Sylvain Wiltord crosses from the left for Lauren in the six-yard box - but the defender is unable to keep his header down.

34 mins: Eidur Gudjohnsen gives the ball out to Le Saux on the right then sprints into the middle to collect the return pass. Sol Campbell fails to clear - but Gudjohnsen ends up scuffing his shot straight at David Seaman.

33 mins: The latest in a string of rash challenges, this time by Freddie Ljungberg on Mario Melchiot - but the referee shows no card.

30 mins: Free-kick to Chelsea wide on the right - but Le Saux's cross into the box is headed clear.

26 mins: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira is given a yellow card for a foul on Eidur Gudjohnsen.

21 mins: Arsenal so nearly take the lead. Patrick Vieira beats the offside trap with a fine ball over the top for Dennis Bergkamp. The Dutchman catches Carlo Cudicini off his line - but his looping header drifts just wide.

20 mins: Thierry Henry breaks down the left, but his cross is cleared by Marcel Desailly.

17 mins: Patrick Vieira gives the ball away in midfield - and Frank Lampard takes advantage with an opportunistic shot. David Seaman saves well diving to his left.

16 mins: Graeme Le Saux tries his luck with a low 25-yard shot. The ball bounces just in front of David Seaman - and the Arsenal keeper is grateful to grasp it at the second attempt.

14 mins: Arsenal keep up the pressure and Celestine Babayaro has to hack the ball clear as Henry prepares to shoot.

13 mins: Arsenal break at pace. Thierry Henry lays the ball off to Sylvain Wiltord in the area - but his shot is blocked by a third Frenchman, Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly.

12 mins: Another good run by Gudjohnsen - but this time he is ruled to have fouled Tony Adams in the Arsenal area.

10 mins: Arsenal keeper David Seaman comes off his line to collect a crossfield pass from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, as Eidur Gudjohnsen makes a dangerous run into the box.

9 mins: Arsenal are awarded the first corner of the game - but Tony Adams pushes Chelsea's Mario Melchiot in the box.

6 mins: Ray Parlour is lucky not to be booked for a foul on Celestine Babayaro.

2 mins: Chelsea's Graeme Le Saux is booked right at the start of the game, following a clumsy challenge on Lauren. His studs connect with the Arsenal defender's chest - but after treatment from the physio, Lauren is able to continue.

1500: Chelsea kick off.

1455: The teams emerge from the tunnel at a sun-bathed Millennium Stadium.

Chelsea are led out by former midfielder and FA Cup final hero Roberto Di Matteo, who was forced to retire through injury earlier this season.

1415: Both teams are officially revealed. They are:

Arsenal: Seaman, Lauren, Adams, Campbell, Cole, Wiltord, Parlour, Vieira, Ljungberg, Bergkamp, Henry. Subs: Wright, Dixon, Keown, Edu, Kanu.

Chelsea: Cudicini, Melchiot, Desailly, Gallas, Babayaro, Gronkjaer, Le Saux, Petit, Lampard, Gudjohnsen, Hasselbaink. Subs: De Goey, Jokanovic, Zenden, Zola, Terry.

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Ray Parlour

Freddie Ljungberg

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