2000 FA Cup Final

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2000 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1999–2000 FA Cup
Date 20 May 2000
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Dennis Wise[1] (Chelsea)
Referee Graham Poll[2] (Hertfordshire)
Attendance 78,217[2]
1999
2001

The 2000 FA Cup Final was the 119th final of the FA Cup, and the 72nd and last to be played at the old Wembley Stadium (excluding replays). It took place on 20 May 2000 and was contested between Chelsea and Aston Villa, the latter making its first FA Cup Final appearance since winning it in 1957.

Chelsea won 1–0 to secure their second FA Cup in four years, and their third in all. The goal was scored midway through the second half by Roberto Di Matteo, who had also scored in the 1997 final.

Wembley Stadium closed five months later, and was subsequently rebuilt. The FA Cup Final was played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff for the next six years, before returning to Wembley in 2007.

Road to Wembley[edit]

Match[edit]

Summary[edit]

Following a poor quality first half in which few chances were created, the match was brighter in the second, with Chelsea generally having the better of the play. George Weah missed several chances and Dennis Wise had a goal disallowed for offside, while Villa's Gareth Southgate headed wide. On 73 minutes, Roberto Di Matteo scored what proved to be the winning goal, capitalising on an error from Villa goalkeeper David James to put the ball in the net from close range. James came roaring off his line to deal with Zola's free-kick from the left, he fumbled the ball against Gareth Southgate's chest with Di Matteo blasting the rebound into the roof of the net. Villa could not get back in the match, their best chance falling to Benito Carbone, but his tame shot did not test Ed de Goey in goal.

Match details[edit]

20 May 2000
15:00 BST
Chelsea 1–0 Aston Villa
Di Matteo Goal 73' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 78,217[2]
Referee: Graham Poll[2] (Hertfordshire)
Chelsea
Aston Villa
GK 1 Netherlands Ed de Goey
DF 15 Netherlands Mario Melchiot Booked 18'
DF 6 France Marcel Desailly
DF 5 France Frank Leboeuf
DF 3 Nigeria Celestine Babayaro
MF 8 Uruguay Gus Poyet Booked
MF 11 England Dennis Wise (c) Booked 28'
MF 7 France Didier Deschamps
MF 16 Italy Roberto Di Matteo
FW 25 Italy Gianfranco Zola Substituted off 89'
FW 31 Liberia George Weah Substituted off 88'
Substitutes:
GK 23 Italy Carlo Cudicini
DF 26 England John Terry
MF 34 England Jon Harley
MF 20 England Jody Morris Substituted in 89'
FW 19 Norway Tore André Flo Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Italy Gianluca Vialli
GK 1 England David James
DF 24 Wales Mark Delaney
DF 5 England Ugo Ehiogu
DF 4 England Gareth Southgate (c)
DF 15 England Gareth Barry Booked 16'
DF 3 England Alan Wright Substituted off 88'
MF 6 Netherlands George Boateng Booked
MF 10 England Paul Merson
MF 7 England Ian Taylor Substituted off 79'
MF 18 Italy Benito Carbone Substituted off 79'
FW 9 England Dion Dublin
Substitutes:
GK 39 Finland Peter Enckelman
DF 31 England Jlloyd Samuel
MF 26 England Steve Stone Substituted in 79'
MF 17 England Lee Hendrie Substituted in 88'
FW 12 England Julian Joachim Substituted in 79'
Manager:
England John Gregory

Man of the match

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Statistics[edit]

Chelsea Aston Villa
Goal attempts 5 11
Corner kicks 2 3
Fouls committed 17 14
Offsides 5 2
Yellow cards 3 2
Red cards 0 0

Source: The People[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bates, Steve (21 May 2000). "VIALLI'S SO DI-LIGHTED; Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0". The People. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Malam, Colin (21 May 2000). "Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 

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