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CHELSEA WON THE FA CUP

Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
The FA Cup Final
5.15pm, Saturday 5 May 2012
Wembley Stadium

Winning club receives £1.8m and runners-up £950,000 from The FA's prize fund

Occasionally there are moments that remind you that football is not, as a famous Liverpool manager once said, more than a matter of life and death.

At Wembley on Saturday that moment came at 5.08pm, as the big screens around Wembley showed the beaming face of Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton midfielder who suffered a heart attack on the field at White Hart Lane less than two months ago.

It was a moment to unite fans of all tribes, and the applause from both the red and blue halves of this cavernous arena was prolonged and sustained.

Then, of course, came the football, as two of the most successful sides in FA Cup history set about demonstrating exactly why they have such proud records in the world's oldest cup competition.

Liverpool were aiming for their eighth win in the competition; Chelsea their seventh. Eventually, it was the latter who broke new ground after a final that sprung into life in the second-half, winning The FA Cup for the fourth time in six years.