Chelsea FC Take the Double17th May 2010
Chelsea FC won the first double in its 105 year history with a 1-0 victory over a gallant Portsmouth in Saturday's FA Cup Final. Despite starting at unbackably short odds and fresh from securing the English Premiership title the weekend before, Chelsea FC struggled to find the net early, hitting the woodwork on five occasions, including a brilliant 30 metre drive from midfielder Frank Lampard. Added to Chelsea FC 's woes was a crude tackle on German skipper Michael Ballack that forced him from the field in the 35th minute.
Portsmouth made the running in the early part of the 2nd half, and were unlucky not to score in the 55' when Peter Cech saved Boateng's penaly with his leg.
However Chelsea FC were not to be denied, and 3 minutes later Didier Drogba lashed a 25 metre drive into the corner of the net. Chelsea FC were to have several more chances to put the game out of reach, including a missed 81' penalty from the reliable Lampard, but in the end were delighted to settle for the 1 goal victory.
Captain John Terry joyfully hoisted the Cup above his head, the sixth FA Cup win in Chelsea FC's history.
CaptureSport Australia are about to bring out celebratory canvases to mark the historic winning of both the Title and the FA Cup!