Victory over Liverpool secured our fourth FA Cup in six years, continuing a run of success in the world's oldest domestic club competition not seen in modern times.
An early goal from Ramires and a second-half strike by Didier Drogba sealed the win, with the Ivorian becoming the only player to have scored in four FA Cup finals. Andy Carroll pegged one back for Liverpool midway through the second half, ensuring a tense finish, but with some stoic defending we held on to see John Terry lift the first trophy of a domestic and European cup double.
We reached the final following a resounding 5-1 semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur, with Drogba's opening strike and Frank Lampard's 35-yard free-kick vying for goal of the match. Juan Mata, Ramires and Florent Malouda were also on target in an exciting, albeit one-sided, game.
The now-familiar road to Wembley began at Stamford Bridge against 2010 FA Cup final opponents Portsmouth, with a Ramires double easing us to a comfortable 4-0 victory. A tight win against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road followed, before a tenacious Birmingham City side achieved a draw at the Bridge, setting up a fifth round replay at St Andrew's. Victories in Birmingham, in the first game under Roberto Di Matteo's control, and at home against Leicester City in the quarter-finals secured our progression to the last four.
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