FA Cup Final – Everton Overturned By the Hiddink Horde!
It was the day of the Cup final; the day that would bring the curtains down on the season. Both teams in question were certainly out to grab the honours, and it was Everton who drew first blood, when Saha sent a left footed shot past Cech after only twenty five seconds. This goal became the fastest goal scored in the final of this competition since its inception in 1871.
However, the designated visitors restored parity twenty minutes later, when Drogba headed one past the keeper. The London based club were back on terms after some extremely nervy and sloppy playing.
The Toffees had a great chance to take the lead during the second half, when Baines crossed to Saha, who was unmarked. But in the end, the header was not good enough, and Moyes‘ frustration was there for all to see.
The Pensioners made their opponents pay dearly for the missed chance, as Frank Lampard got his name onto the score sheet through a long-range shot, with less than twenty minutes to go. The player then followed in the footsteps of his father by dancing around the corner flag. His old man had previously celebrated in a similar fashion after scoring against these opponents in 1980.
As the referee called for full time, Guus Hiddink was given a sensational send off after his side finally got the silverware that they were craving for since his arrival at the club.
Everton 1-2 Chelsea
Saha 1 (E), Drogba 21 (C), Lampard 71 (C)