FANDOM


2002 FA Cup Final
2002 FA Cup Final programme
Event2001–02 FA Cup
Date4 May 2002
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
Man of the MatchFredrik Ljungberg (Arsenal)
RefereeMike Riley (West Yorkshire)
Attendance73,963
2001
2003

The 2002 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 2001–02 FA Cup competition. It was an all-London affair between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium on 4 May 2002. Arsenal won 2–0, with goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg.

Chelsea were led onto the field by Roberto Di Matteo, who had been forced to retire from football earlier in the season due to a serious injury.

Ljungberg, having also scored in the 2001 final, became the first man to score goals in successive FA Cup finals since Tottenham Hotspur's Bobby Smith, who scored in 1961 and 1962.

The match took place with one week remaining in the Premier League calendar for the 2001–02 season. Arsenal were in first position, but still needed a point from their final two games to secure the championship, which they achieved in their next match with victory over second-placed Manchester United. Chelsea had to win their remaining fixture to confirm the position of fifth they held at the start of the match; they lost again and finished in sixth. In the league fixtures between the two clubs, Arsenal had the upper hand, with a 1–1 draw at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge on 8 September 2001 and a 2–1 win at Highbury on Boxing Day.

Arsenal's subsequent Premier League title triumph saw them equal Manchester United's record of three doubles.

The match is remembered for Chelsea fan Tim Lovejoy's famous quote "It's alright, it's only Ray Parlour", who seconds later put the ball in the top corner from 25 yards. Lovejoy had been doing the Sky Sports fanzone commentary with Arsenal fan Bradley Walsh when he spoke the famous last words.

Match details

4 May 2002
15:00 BST
Arsenal 2–0 Chelsea Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,963
Referee: Mike Riley (West Yorkshire)
Parlour Soccerball 70'
Ljungberg Soccerball 80'
Report
Kit left arm arsenal0001h.png
Kit left arm.svg.png
Kit body arsenal0001h.png
Kit body.svg.png
Kit right arm arsenal0001h.png
Kit right arm.svg.png
Kit shorts.svg.png
Kit socks long.png


Arsenal
Kit left arm CFC 01 03 Blue.png
Kit left arm.svg.png
Kit body CFC 01 03 Blue.png
Kit body.svg.png
Kit right arm CFC 01 03 Blue.png
Kit right arm.svg.png
Kit shorts CFC 01 03 Blue.png
Kit shorts.svg.png
Kit socks long.png


Chelsea
GK 1 England David Seaman
RB 12Flag of Cameroon Lauren
CB 23England Sol Campbell
CB 6 England Tony Adams (c)
LB 3 England Ashley Cole
RM 11Flag of France Sylvain Wiltord Sub off 89'
CM 15England Ray Parlour
CM 4 Flag of France Patrick Vieira Yellow card 26'
LM 8 Flag of Sweden Good one Fredrik Ljungberg
SS 10Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Sub off 72'
CF 14Flag of France Thierry Henry Yellow card 75' Sub off 81'
Substitutes:
GK 24England Richard Wright
DF 2 England Lee Dixon
DF 5 England Martin Keown Sub on 89'
MF 17Brazil Edu Sub on 72'
FW 25Flag of Nigeria 001 Nwankwo Kanu Sub on 81'
Manager:
Flag of France Arsène Wenger
Arsenal vs Chelsea 2002-05-04
GK 23Flag of Italy Carlo Cudicini
RB 15Netherlands Mario Melchiot Sub off 76'
CB 13Flag of France William Gallas
CB 6 Flag of France Marcel Desailly (c)
LB 3 Flag of Nigeria 001 Celestine Babayaro Sub off 45'
RM 30Flag of Denmark Jesper Grønkjær
CM 8 England Frank Lampard
CM 17Flag of France Emmanuel Petit
LM 14England Graeme Le Saux Yellow card 2'
CF 22Flag of Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen Yellow card 91'
CF 9 Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Sub off 68'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Netherlands Ed de Goey
DF 26England John Terry Yellow card 75' Sub on 45'
MF 10Flag of Serbia Slaviša Jokanović
MF 11Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden Sub on 76'
FW 25Flag of Italy Gianfranco Zola Sub on 68'
Manager:
Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri

Man of the match

Match officials

  • Assistant referees:
    • Glenn Turner (Derbyshire)
    • Ralph Bone (Kent)
  • Fourth official: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

Match rules

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

External links

FA Cup
FA Cup seasons

1871-72 · 1872-73 · 1873-74 · 1874-75 · 1875-76 · 1876-77 · 1877-78 · 1878-79 · 1879-80 · 1880-81 · 1881-82 · 1882-83 · 1883-84 · 1884-85 · 1885-86 · 1886-87 · 1887-88 · 1978-79 · 1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

FA Cup finals

1872 · 1873 · 1874 · 1875 · 1876 · 1877 · 1878 · 1879 · 1880 · 1881 · 1882 · 1883 · 1884 · 1885 · 1886 · 1887 · 1888 · 1889 · 1890 · 1891 · 1892 · 1893 · 1894 · 1895 · 1896 · 1897 · 1898 · 1899 · 1900 · 1901 · 1902 · 1903 · 1904 · 1905 · 1906 · 1907 · 1908 · 1909 · 1910 · 1911 · 1912 · 1913 · 1914 · 1915 · 1920 · 1921 · 1922 · 1923 · 1924 · 1925 · 1926 · 1927 · 1928 · 1929 · 1930 · 1931 · 1932 · 1933 · 1934 · 1935 · 1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949 · 1950 · 1951 · 1952 · 1953 · 1954 · 1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959 · 1960 · 1961 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964 · 1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969 · 1970 · 1971 · 1972 · 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989 · 1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994 · 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999 · 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2020 ·

Template:2001–02 in English football

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.