FA Cup Final 2018

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2018 FA Cup Final
Event 2017–18 FA Cup
Chelsea vs  Manchester United
Date 19 May 2018
Venue Wembley Stadium, London

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FA Cup Final

2018

Fa Cup Final 2018 will be the final match of the 2017–18 FA Cup and the 137th final of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest football cup competition. It will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England. It will be played on 19 May 2018 between Manchester United and Chelsea. This final will be the second successive final for Chelsea following their defeat by Arsenal last year. It is also a repeat of the 1994 FA Cup Final and the first final at the post-renovation Wembley, which Chelsea won in 2007.

If Chelsea win, they will qualify for the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, as Manchester United have already qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League via their league position.
The winner will also earn the right to play 2017–18 Premier League champions Manchester City for the 2018 FA Community Shield.
The teams have met twice before in the FA Cup Final, winning one each between them. The first was in 1994, which Manchester United won 4–0, and the most recent was in 2007, which Chelsea — then managed by current Manchester United boss José Mourinho — won 1–0 after extra time.

Fa Cup Final

Chelsea

In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first.

Chelsea as a Premier League team entered in the third round of the FA Cup against Championship club Norwich City on 7 January at Carrow Road, which ended with a 0–0 draw. The replay was held 11 days later and was a 1–1 draw with goals from Michy Batshuayi in the 55th minute and Jamal Lewis in the 90th minute, going to extra time and then a penalty shootout that Chelsea won 5–3.

In the fourth round, they met Premier League opposition Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, and won 3–0 with two goals from Batshuayi and a one from Marcos Alonso. In the fifth round, Chelsea faced another Championship team, Hull City, and won 4–0 with Willian (2), Pedro and Olivier Giroud scoring.[10] In the quarter-finals, they visited the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City, where a goal for Chelsea from Álvaro Morata and a Leicester equaliser from Jamie Vardy took the game to extra time, in which substitute Pedro came off the bench and scored the winning goal to take Chelsea to the semi-finals at Wembley to face Southampton.[10] In that match, goals from both strikers Giroud and Morata were enough to see off Southampton 2–0 to bring Chelsea back to the FA Cup Final for the second successive season. Chelsea are seeking their eighth FA Cup triumph.

Fa cup Final Manchester United

In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first.

Manchester United, also of the Premier League, entered in the third round and were drawn at home against Championship side Derby County and won 2–0 with goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku. In the next round, they were drawn against League Two club Yeovil Town at Huish Park and won 4–0 with goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Lukaku. In the fifth round, Manchester United were drawn with fellow Premier League side Huddersfield Town away at Kirklees Stadium, and Lukaku scored both goals in a 2–0 win. In the quarter-finals, they played Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford, and progressed due to goals by Lukaku and Nemanja Matić. In the semi-final at Wembley Stadium against Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United reached their 20th final after coming from behind to win 2–1 with goals from Alexis Sánchez and Herrera. Manchester United are looking to match Arsenal’s record of 13 FA Cup wins.

Pre-Match
Tributes for former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins, who died on 4 April, will be held before the match on the hoardings and the screens in the stadium, as well as a feature in the match program. Wilkins won the FA Cup with both sides, scoring for United in the initial 1983 FA Cup Final tie, and winning it three times as assistant manager of Chelsea — in 2000, 2009 and 2010