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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 May 2007, 09:25 GMT 10:25 UK
FA Cup final - Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd
Wembley, Saturday 19 May 2007




The new Wembley

Manchester United take on Chelsea in the first FA Cup final to be played at the rebuilt Wembley Stadium

A banner is displayed near the new Wembley

English football's showpiece event is back at its spiritual home for the first time since 2000

Fans arrive at Wembley

Fans make their way up Wembley Way as the atmosphere builds ahead of the big game

Fans visit Bobby Moore's statue

Both sets of supporters flock to the recently unveiled statue of England's World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore

A marching band at Wembley

The sight of a marching band performing on the Wembley turf before the FA Cup final makes a return

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson picks Gabriel Heinze and Darren Fletcher as Patrice Evra and Alan Smith miss out

A banner supporting Jose Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho secured the return of his dog in midweek but is without a number of key players for the game

Prince William

Prince William officially welcomes the FA Cup trophy back to Wembley and declares the new stadium open

The Red Arrows perform

The stadium is almost full and a Red Arrows formation performs overhead as kick-off approaches

John Terry and Ryan Giggs lead the teams out

Chelsea captain John Terry and United skipper Ryan Giggs lead the teams out to a wall of noise from the 90,000 crowd

Shaun Wright-Phillps tries to take on Heinze

Chelsea wide-man Shaun Wright-Phillips tries to take on Heinze during a lifeless opening to the match

Wayne Rooney fires wide

Rooney fires wide of Blues keeper Petr Cech's left-hand post and a hugely disappointing first half finishes goalless

Arjen Robben takes on Wes Brown

Mourinho replaces Joe Cole with Dutchman Arjen Robben, who immediately feels the force of a challenge from Wes Brown

Wayne Rooney is denied by Petr Cech

Rooney worries Chelsea with a fine run but the United forward is thwarted by Cech and the game goes to extra time

Ryan Giggs misses a great chance

Giggs misses a golden opportunity to score when he scuffs Rooney's low cross into the arms of Cech

Petr Cech denies Wayne Rooney again

Cech again saves at the feet of Rooney and the match looks like being decided by a penalty shoot-out

Didier Drogba scores

But Didier Drogba nips in to score a 116th-minute winner to take the trophy to Stamford Bridge

John Terry lifts the FA Cup

Terry becomes the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley and Chelsea end a troubled season on a high note

Man Utd's players look dejected

The defeat is a bitter blow for the largely anonymous Cristiano Ronaldo and his United team-mates

Chelsea celebrate

But Chelsea's players can celebrate winning another trophy - the club's sixth since Mourinho took over as Blues boss



SEE ALSO
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Road to Wembley photos
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Owen Hargreaves column
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FA Cup final select XI
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The new Wembley Stadium
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