2007 FA Cup Final
The two teams line up prior to kick-off
after extra time
EventFA Cup 2006–07
Date19 May 2007
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeSteve Bennett (Kent)
Attendance89,826
2006
2008

The 2007 FA Cup Final was played on Saturday, 19 May 2007 between Chelsea and Manchester United, who had come up against Premier League opposition in every round. It was the 126th FA Cup Final and the first to be played at the new Wembley Stadium. Chelsea won the match 1–0 through Didier Drogba's extra time goal, completing a domestic cup double for the Blues in the 2006–07 season, as they had already won the Carling Cup Final in February. United were playing for a double of their own as they had recently beaten Chelsea to the Premier League title two weeks earlier. The game was widely considered to be a disappointment by pundits and fans alike. As a result of Manchester United and Chelsea were having already guaranteed qualification for the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup entry for the FA Cup winner/runner-up went instead to the highest positioned Premier League team who hadn't already qualified for Europe; Bolton Wanderers.

Match details

2007-05-19
15:00 BST
Chelsea 1 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Manchester United Wembley, London
Attendance: 89,826
Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)
Drogba Goal 116' (Report)
CHELSEA:
GK 1 Flag of Czech Republic Petr Čech
RB 20 Flag of Portugal Paulo Ferreira Booked in the 120th minute 120'
CB 5 Flag of Ghana Michael Essien
CB 26 Flag of England John Terry (c)
LB 18 Flag of England Wayne Bridge
DM 4 Flag of France Claude Makélélé Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
CM 8 Flag of England Frank Lampard
CM 12 Flag of Nigeria John Obi Mikel
RW 24 Flag of England Shaun Wright-Phillips Substituted off in the 93rd minute 93'
LW 10 Flag of England Joe Cole Substituted off in the 45th minute 45'
CF 11 Flag of Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
Substitutes:
GK 23 Flag of Italy Carlo Cudicini
DF 3 Flag of England Ashley Cole Booked in the 120th minute 120' Substituted on in the 108th minute 108'
MF 16 Flag of Netherlands Arjen Robben Substituted on in the 45th minute 45' Substituted off in the 108th minute 108'
MF 19 Flag of France Lassana Diarra
FW 21 Flag of Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Booked in the 119th minute 119' Substituted on in the 93rd minute 93'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal José Mourinho
Chelsea vs Man Utd 2007-05-19.png
MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 1 Flag of Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 6 Flag of England Wes Brown
CB 5 Flag of England Rio Ferdinand
CB 15 Flag of Serbia Nemanja Vidić Booked in the 84th minute 84'
LB 4 Flag of Argentina Gabriel Heinze
DM 16 Flag of England Michael Carrick Substituted off in the 112th minute 112'
CM 24 Flag of Scotland Darren Fletcher Substituted off in the 92nd minute 92'
CM 18 Flag of England Paul Scholes Booked in the 58th minute 58'
RW 7 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
LW 11 Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs (c) Substituted off in the 112th minute 112'
CF 8 Flag of England Wayne Rooney
Substitutes:
GK 29 Flag of Poland Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 3 Flag of France Patrice Evra
DF 22 Flag of Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Substituted on in the 112th minute 112'
FW 14 Flag of England Alan Smith Booked in the 105th minute 105' Substituted on in the 92nd minute 92'
FW 20 Flag of Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Substituted on in the 112th minute 112'
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Peter Kirkup (Northamptonshire)
    • Dave Bryan (Lincolnshire)
  • Fourth official: Howard Webb (Sheffield & Hallamshire)

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Statistics

Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 16 11
Shots on target 4 4
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 1 6
Fouls committed 18 18
Offsides 0 5
Yellow cards 4 3
Red cards 0 0

Road to Wembley

Chelsea Round Manchester United
Macclesfield Town [L2]
H
6–1
Lampard 16', 41', 51' (pen.)
Wright-Phillips 68'
Mikel 82'
Carvalho 86'
Round Three Aston Villa [P]
H
2–1
Larsson 55'
Solskjær 90'
Nottingham Forest [L1]
H
3–0
Shevchenko 9'
Drogba 18'
Mikel 45'
Round Four Portsmouth [P]
H
2–1
Rooney 77', 83'
Norwich City [C]
H
4–0
Wright-Phillips 39'
Drogba 51'
Essien 90'
Shevchenko 90'
Round Five Reading [P]
H
1–1
Carrick 45'
Replay Reading [P]
A
3–2
Heinze 2'
Saha 4'
Solskjær 6'
Tottenham Hotspur [P]
H
3–3
Lampard 22', 71'
Kalou 86'
Round 6 Middlesbrough [P]
A
2–2
Rooney 23'
Ronaldo 68' (pen.)
Tottenham Hotspur [P]
A
2–1
Shevchenko 55'
Wright-Phillips 61'
Replays Middlesbrough [P]
H
1–0
Ronaldo 76' (pen.)
Blackburn Rovers [P]
Old Trafford, Manchester
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Lampard 16'
Ballack 109'
Semi-finals Watford [P]
Villa Park, Birmingham
4–1
Rooney 7', 66'
Ronaldo 28'
Richardson 82'
  • Both clubs received a bye to round three.
  • In square brackets is a letter that represents the opposition's division
    • [C] = Championship
    • [L1] = Football League One
    • [L2] = Football League Two
    • [P] = Premier League

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