Chelsea vs. Liverpool: 12 Things We Learned from the FA Cup Final at Wembley

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool: 12 Things We Learned from the FA Cup Final at Wembley
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Chelsea have run out winners of the 2012 FA Cup final at Wembley having defeated Liverpool 2-1 in a game which sparked to life in the second half and gave us almost as many questions as answers about both teams.

The Blues went ahead early on after a misplaced pass led to Ramires bearing down on goal, who finished adroitly inside the near post of a gambling-too-soon Pepe Reina.

Didier Drogba doubled the lead after half time before Liverpool saw an Andy Carroll-led resurgence inspire them to claw themselves back into the match.

Carroll netted one shortly after entering the pitch and thought he had a second late on—but both referee and assistant ruled that Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech had saved the ball before it completely crossed the line.

Let's take a look at 12 things the exciting final taught us.

 

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