Chelsea through to FA Cup final as Ziyech nails City

Chelsea through to FA Cup final as Ziyech nails City

Hakim Ziyech’s second-half goal ensured Chelsea of a chance at silverware

Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

After a drab first half, the Blues took the lead early in the second period when Timo Werner teed up Hakim Ziyech to fire into the empty net with City goalkeeper Zak Steffen out of position.

The Moroccan midfielder had an excellent chance to double Chelsea’s lead, but he was brilliantly denied by Steffen – and City ultimately created very little.

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The win ends Manchester City’s hopes of not just a quadruple but also a domestic treble, while the Blues await tomorrow’s result to see if they face Leicester or Southampton in the final.

Pep Guardiola has reiterated throughout the season that the chances of a quadruple are impossible.

Once again, the Spanish mastermind was right.

City had several chances, like Ruben Dias’ close-range header following a Rodri flick at a set piece; although they really didn’t create enough on an afternoon to forget for Pep Guardiola’s side.

They can still win a celebrated treble with a win in the League Cup, Premier League and Champions League; but this result highlights their vulnerability.



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