Hazard's first half penalty gives Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Man United

Hazard's first half penalty gives Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Man United

- Hazard scores from the spot to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Man United

- The Belgian was brought down from behind by United defender Phil Jones

- Gary Cahill lifts Chelsea's eighth FA Cup and the Blues' first since 2012

Chelsea defeated Manchester United by 1-0 in the FA Cup final played at the Wembley stadium through an Eden Hazard's penalty.

The Belgium international's superb control from a counter attack beat Phil Jones as he raced clear on a one-on-one situation with De Gea.

Jones fouled Hazard in the box as a penalty was awarded to Chelsea and Hazard sends De Gea the wrong way to score the only goal of the match.

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Antonio Conte's side dominated the first half as they went into the break with one-goal advantage.

However Jose Mourinho's men came out strongly in the second period as chances came begging but were denied by brilliant Thibaut Courtois on the night.

Alexis Sanchez scored a goal but referee Michael Oliver's assistant ruled the ball for an offside through the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as the London club held on to claim victory.

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Conte will have something to cheer about following his side's poor run in the Premier League as they came fifth on the log.

His side were also beaten in the FA Cup final last season by Arsenal who ran away with a 2-1 victory.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Mourinho was sweating over the fitness of striker Romelu Lukaku who got injured against Arsenal in a league match.

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Read below the live updates reported by Legit.ng

90+5' Michael Oliver blows the whistle and Chelsea have won their eight FA Cup title.

90+5' Chelsea wins a corner as Mata comes back to defend.

90+5' United wins the corner but Courtois comes and collect. United throwing everything at Chelsea at the moment but to no avail.

90+3' A dangerous cross from Valencia but Matic could not keep his header down as Chelsea have the goal kick.

90+2' United tries to counter but Rudiger sends the ball into the stands.

90' Hazard wins a corner for Chelsea as the Blues. He is also taken off for Willian with just a few minutes to play.

89' SUBSTITUTION! Alvaro Morata comes on for Olivier Giroud as the Frenchman receives a standing ovation from the fans.

88' United still trail Chelsea by a lone goal.

87' SUBSTITUTION! Juan Mata comes on for Phil Jones as Mourinho makes an attacking change.

85' Sanchez tries his luck from range but the ball goes wide. It's been United all the way as we head in the last five minutes of the match.

83' Martial wins a corner for United as Young takes but Pogba could not direct header properly as Chelsea escape again.

80' Young with the cross into the box but punched away by Courtois and Matic belts one in but fisted away again by the Chelsea number one.

78' United have 67% of the possession while Chelsea have 37%

75' There has been a clash of heads between Giroud and Jones as the referee stops the match. Jones is bleeding in his forehead as a bandage is applied to the area.

73' SUBSTITUTION! Rashford and Lingard comes off for Lukaku and Martial.

72' United breaks as Rashford is one-on-one with Courtois but strikes hit shot against the Belgian.

71' Moses shouts for handball but the referee insists on a corner. The corner taken by Fabregas but headed wide by Rudiger.

70' Kante with a swift move into the box as he finds Alonso who shoots with his right and De Gea saves with his body.

69' Hazard tries to make something out of nothing for Chelsea as he breaks on the right but Smalling defends well.

68' Sweet football from United as Pogba finds Rashford on the right who wins a corner off Alonso.

66' Young is really have a filled day with Moses as gets the better of the Nigerian move after move.

64' We've got a game in our hands at the Wembley stadium. United have taken full control of the match.

62' Rashford drills in a free kick for United as Courtois makes a save as Sanchez pounces on gthe rebound to score but the linesman waves his flag for off side.

60' Scoreline still Chelsea 1-0 Man United. The tempo of the match is increasing as United have the better possession.

58' Hazard immediately makes a run but impeded by Valencia and he goes into Michael Oliver's book for the first yellow card of the match.

56' Pogba attacks into Chelsea's half and shoots but the ball was deflected as Chelsea gain control of the ball.

56' Ball stolen from Fabregas as Rashford forces a save from Courtois and United seem the likely team to score.

54' Anxious moments in Chelsea's half as United play pin ball in the box and the ball falls to Young who blasts his shot over the bar.

52' Moses fouls Young on the right as Rashford set to take a free kick. He drives one in as Courtois fists it away.

51' It seems Mourinho will make his first change as Lukaku warms up on the sidelines.

49' Hazard goes down as Smalling's hands catches him in the face. The match is stopped by the referee as Hazard is taken off.

46' Valencia tries to get the ball to his teammate in Chelsea's half but resulted into goal kick.

45+1' Rashford almost gets the equalizer but could get decent contact on the ball as Oliver blows the half time whistle.

44' From the resulting corner Jones leaps above Rudiger as his header goes wide and Chelsea breathe a sigh of relief.

43' Moses brings down Young as Rashford takes the set piece and wins the corner.

41' Matic dribbles his way into Chelsea's box but could not find his teammate as Azilipueta reacts the quickest to clear.

39' Referee Michael Oliver has a word with Young to keep it calm as the game continues and United are desperate for an equalizer.

37' Hazard makes a mesmerizing move in the midfield but runs into Pogba and Lingard as he wins the free kick.

35' Fabregas strikes the free kick into the wall as the set piece rolls into United's advantage.

34' Bakayoko is tripped again right in front of United's 18-yard box as Fabregas is set to take the free-kick from 20-yards away.

32' It is still Chelsea 1-0 Man United.

28' United doing all the playing in Chelsea's half as the Red Devils are seeking for an equalizer but it's hard to create an opening in the Blues defence.

27' Sanchez with the cross as United win a corner. The corner taken but Chelsea defend properly.

24' United take control of the game as Mourinho is on his feet and he is not happy with the way his team have played so far.

22' Hazard steps up to take the spot-kick as he sends De Gea the wrong way. It's 1-0 to Chelsea.


21' PENALTY! Hazard breaks away from a long pass from Victor Moses and he was brought down in the box by Phil Jones. Jones was lucky to have gotten a yellow card.

18' Ball possession, United 49% while Chelsea have 51%

16' Sanchez also goes to ground but the referee waves play on. It has been any interesting match so far but still 0-0.

14' There have been claims for a penalty as Bakayoko was adjudged to have been fouled by Matic but referee Michael Oliver is not having any of it.

12' United on the attack as Rashford teases Alonso on the right. A patient build up by United but Young's cross fell into the hands Courtois.

10' Pogba gives away a free kick as he fouls Hazard. The free kick is quickly taken but United defence clear their lines properly.

9' Young with the free kick but Chelsea attacks through Hazard as the Belgian creates space into the box and shoots but De Gea saves with his right foot.

8' United set to counter through Lingard but Kante hacks him down to give away a free kick.

6' Sanchez steals the ball from Cahill but Fabregas wins the ball back and he is fouled by Pogba as Chelsea have the free kick in their half.

4' Both sides patiently start the game as possession has been won and lost by both teams. Fans can't wait to get enough of their teams.

2' A quiet start to the match as Alonso wins a free kick in a vital position on the left, but De Gea comes and collect easily.

1' The match gets underway as Man United plays from the left to right.

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Chelsea and Manchester United will trade tackles at Wembley in the season ending FA Cup final.

The match between both heavyweights is the last top flight domestic match of the season and the last silverware in England.

The Red Devils are chasing their 13th title which would put them on the same pedestal with Arsenal in the competition's history.

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The Blues, on the other hand, are aiming to win it for the first time since 2012 and their eight FA Cup title,.

Antonio Conte's side side defeated Southampton by 2-0 in the semi finals while United overcame Tottenham as Jose Mourinho is aiming to win a second title with the Manchester club.

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Chelsea finished the season in a disappointing fifth position while United claimed the second spot behind winners and city rivals Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Mourinho is sweating over the fitness of striker Romelu Lukaku who got injured against Arsenal in a league match.

Game: Chelsea vs Manchester United

Date: Saturday, May 19

Time: 5:15pm GMT

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Line ups

Chelsea: Courtois, Azilipueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard Giroud.

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Alexis, Rashford.

Legit.ng will bring the live updates of the encounter and the match reports.

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