Cup kings

Chelsea won the FA Cup yesterday after beating Everton 2-1 at Wembley. A header from Didier Drogba and a long range corker from Frank Lampard were enough to take the cup from under the Toffee's nose.

Everton had taken the lead with the fastest ever FA Cup final goal – a spectacular strike from Louis Saha – taking the Wembley record from Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo, who scored his after 43 seconds of the 1997 final against Middlesbrough.

It was also an appropriate send off for temporary manager Guus Hiddink, who has revitalised the club since his appointment earlier on in the season, taking them to within a minute of the Champions League final and winning the FA Cup. The Dutchman was suitably pleased.

'It was one of the biggest achievements of my career, winning in the Mecca of world football,' he said. 'The FA Cup is something you truly cannot believe.' 'We've had some wonderful performances in the Premier League and also in the Champions League and this is the highlight, to win the FA Cup.'

'I loved it (his time at Chelsea) so much, I enjoyed working with big stars but they knew what it's all about. They showed in the Premier League and Champions League and here, a lot of character.'

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