With words from three of the leading protagonists, we revisit the Wembley win over Everton that sealed our fifth FA Cup triumph on this day 11 years ago.

On a sweltering afternoon in London, the Blues recovered from conceding the quickest FA Cup final goal ever to beat the Toffees 2-1 and ensure Guus Hiddink’s spell as our interim manager had a fairytale finale. Frank Lampard, who celebrated his winner in style, and Florent Malouda, cruelly denied a wonder goal of his own, join Hiddink in telling the story of another wonderful Wembley memory…

Everton, who finished fifth in the Premier League in 2008/09, two places below us, took the lead through Louis Saha after just 25 seconds

Florent Malouda: We loved to play at Wembley, maybe because we had that experience, but we all had a great feeling about the atmosphere and we really felt we were ready. But then the game started and we conceded an early goal, like a cold shower.

Guus Hiddink: I didn't really see what happened with the goal, but whatever happened was not good because we had to react again. Reacting against Everton was difficult because they had a proven well-organised squad. But the team reacted with confidence because they were not panicking, not thinking it is a final and it is slipping away. They played as they were used to playing in other big games in the FA Cup and in the Champions League, so they were confident to restore this and we did.

Frank Lampard: It was a sloppy goal to give away but after that the desire was there and the quality was there. Straight after their goal we started to play, we moved the ball and dominated the game. Good teams should be able to do that. We did it against Arsenal in the semi-final and at other times in the season. It always knocks you back to go 1-0 down but in a way it also kicks you into gear.

Malouda: We had a really relaxed reaction to that goal. We were still confident. The scenario of the game from that point was us starting to build our win. We had no rush, we knew how to manage the Everton team, and we stuck to the game-plan even though we conceded a goal. That’s how we built up the equaliser of Didier.

Drogba headed in Malouda’s teasing cross in the 21st minute to equalise, and then with a little under 20 minutes left, Lampard scored the winning goal before dancing around the corner flag in homage to his father

Hiddink: They were two class goals. For the first we attacked them from their right side with our left wingers, Ashley and Malouda, and when you make that beautiful goal you get the feeling it will happen. You know you can do it. In the second half, it was a tremendous, typical Lampard goal. It was not easy and you saw him thinking "I have to make this final shot", aiming perfectly at the corner. It was a typical, beautiful Frank Lampard goal.

Lampard: I was looking to shoot with my right foot, but I cut back inside and took a chance with my left. The keeper tried to make a save but to see it go in was a nice feeling.

The celebration was for my dad because my dad scored against Everton and he ran around the corner flag. It was a semi-final but it was an important goal in his career and he talked to us about it growing up. So it was just a little thing for my dad.

Lampard: FA Cup winning goals are very special, as a player you want to score big goals, they are the ones that stick in your mind.

It wouldn’t have been the winning goal had Malouda’s thunderous long-range effort that crossed the line shortly afterwards been spotted by the officials

Malouda: For my shot I remember I was a bit tired. I don’t know how I got the ball, but sometimes you are fed up and you just want to explode the ball! I was too far away to tell if it was in. There was no VAR. Afterwards, when I saw the goal, I was a bit annoyed. That would have been the best goal of my life!

Victory brought the curtain down on Hiddink’s first spell in temporary charge. Were it not for a heartbreaking European exit to Barcelona, we would have contested the Champions League final three days before the Wembley showpiece

Hiddink: It was the perfect way to depart. It would have been a bit more perfect if we had been somewhere a few days before. That's the only regret I have, not playing Man U. If we had not got the FA Cup I would have felt I did a good job but the standard is to get some silverware each year. Not having won this Cup would have left a feeling it was not totally finished.

Lampard: I take nothing away from Everton, they played very well, but with the team that we have had, the hard work we have put in and how close we got to the Champions League final, we had to win the FA Cup.

Hiddink: When we won, it was beautiful to go up the stairs and see the players and the captain grabbing the cup, and I happened to be the last one and to have it also, that was a thrilling moment. The FA Cup not just in England but worldwide is recognised as the cup to win.

It was emotional in the dressing room. I gathered the players and technical staff to speak directly, so we had five minutes from my side and I thanked them in an emotional way for the way we worked together.

Malouda: The celebration with Guus Hiddink afterwards is a great memory.

Hiddink: I was fined later because I smoked a celebration cigar in Wembley! We had a pre-party, we had a multicultural squad from South America to eastern Europe, Africans, and we had a nice dance party already, everyone participated.

Hiddink: The feeling was some sadness because I left this very good, competitive team, but on the other hand leaving with silverware leaves a feeling of satisfaction. You can say goodbye with what has been achieved, with a cup, with some sadness too but a joy that we did it.