Chelsea Win FA Cup - Send Off Guus Hiddink with Silverware
Chelsea F. C. have won the 2008-09 F.A Cup, beating Everton 2-1 in the Final at the New Wembley capping an end to two trophyless seasons for the Blues.
This was Guus Hiddink's last match in charge as the Chelsea interim manager. With Chelsea now Wembley winners, Guus Hiddink has exceeded the mission targets in his 104 days in charge.
It was an entralling contest on hands with Everton taking the lead with just seconds gone courtesy Louis Saha. But a first-half Didier Drogba equaliser followed by a 71st-minute Frank Lampard winner cost them the game.
Everton manager David Moyes was proud of his players performance despite the defeat and said that they can only get better from this.
However the focus now shifts on the empty seat of Chelsea manager which is most likely to be filled by Carlo Ancelloti from AC Milan. But he will have to keep in mind that the 62-year-old Dutchman's revival of the Blues has left him a lot to live up to at Chelsea.
Chelsea recovered from falling behind to the fastest goal in FA Cup final history to beat Everton 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday in coach Guus Hiddink's final game in charge of the English club.
It was Chelsea's first trophy of a season in which they briefly challenged for the Premier League title and went out in the semifinals of the Champions League in controversial fashion to eventual winners Barcelona.
David Moyes has told Setanta Sports that he was extremely proud of his players after their FA Cup final defeat but says they must continue to challenge for silverware.
And, despite failing to build on their early advantage, Moyes says he was delighted with the way his team battled.
“I’m extremely proud of the season that they’ve had and they were rightly in the cup final,” he told Setanta Sports.