Hazard wins the FA Cup for Chelsea with penalty

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final after a first-half penalty from Eden Hazard secured the trophy for the 13-2 ante-post chances.

Hazard gave the Blues the lead from the spot in the 22nd minute after being brought down by Phil Jones.

The Belgian star had been a 6-1 chance to break the deadlock at Wembley while Jones, who was booked for the foul, had been 20-1 to be the first player shown a card.

Chelsea, 2-1 to win in 90 minutes held firm in the face of second-half pressure from United to win what may be Antonio Conte's final game in charge of the club. 

Bookmakers had anticipated a tight, low-scoring final and so it proved, rewarding backers of under 1.5 goals at 7-4 and under 2.5 at 6-10. The 1-0 Chelsea correct score had been 7-1 before kick-off.

Celtic completed back-to-back trebles in Scotland with a 2-0 victory over Motherwell in the final of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Bhoys had been 3-10 to win the final in 90 minutes and they took control of the final early on, with 7-1 chance Callum McGregor opening the scoring in the 11th minute and Olivier Ntcham doubling their lead in the 25th minute. The 2-0 correct score had been an 11-2 chance at kick-off.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is 16-1 to be Arsenal's next permanent manager although Mikel Arteta is no bigger than 1-6 to succeed Arsene Wenger.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is reported to be in talks with West Ham over the vacant managerial position at the London Stadium.

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C Palace v Liverpool

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  • Both teams have scored in 11 of the last 12 meetings.
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Liverpool served notice of their quality with a comfortable opening win over West Ham but Crystal Palace should put up stiffer resistance. Both teams played on the front foot in their respective opening victories and it would be no surprise if this Selhurst Park clash was full of goals

 

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