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Chelsea do the double

Chelsea 1 Portsmouth 0 FA Cup final (Wembley 15 May 2010)
In a match with 2 missed penalties and 5 encounters with the woodwork a goal from Didier Drogba was enough to win Chelsea the Cup. Lampard tested James in the 14th minute with a dipping shot from long range that scraped the outside of the post, but having dealt with the pressure Portsmouth came close in the 22nd minute when Petr Cech made an instinctive save to deny Piquionne who diverted a Boateng volley at 3 yards out. Five minutes later after some good work on the left, Cole delivered the ball on a plate for Kalou who struck the bar of the unguarded goal from 6 yards. The Portsmouth crossbar saw further action on the half-hour mark when a John Terry header failed to find its target and in the 38th minute a fierce free-kick from Drogba was pushed onto the  underside of the crossbar by the outstretched James in the Portsmouth goal who nervously watched the ball bounce back off the goal-line. Portsmouth were given a golden chance ten minutes into the 2nd half when Belletti brought Dindane down in the box, but Petr Cech saved Kevin Prince Boateng's poor spot-kick with his trailing leg and 3 minutes later Drogba swung in a free-kick off the base of the post to break the deadlock and Portsmouth hearts. Frank Lampard was also guilty of a penalty miss when he shot wide of the post just minutes before the final whistle which signaled the double for Chelsea.

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Cech saves penalty in FA Cup final

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