|Event||1999–2000 FA Cup|
|Date||20 May 2000|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Dennis Wise (Chelsea)|
|Referee||Graham Poll (Hertfordshire)|
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.
Road to Wembley
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.
|20 May 2000
|Chelsea||1–0||Aston Villa||Wembley Stadium, London|
Referee: Graham Poll (Hertfordshire)
|Di Matteo 73'||(Report)|
Man of the match
Source: The People
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