- 2001 FA Cup Final
The 2001 FA Cup Final was a football match held at the
Millennium Stadiumin Cardiffon Saturday, 12 May 2001and was the first final to be played outside of England. The game had an attendance of 72,000. The final was contested between Arsenal and Liverpool, with Liverpool winning 2–1, after Arsenal had led 1–0. It was the second trophy of Liverpool's treble-winning season of 2000-01.
Liverpool were intent on adopting a counter-attacking approach, allowing Arsenal space and possession until they reached the danger area. Arsenal dominated the opening exchanges, but first half was a stalemate as neither side made any clear-cut chances. Liverpool's
Emile Heskeywas involved in the first contentious moment after six minutes, when he tumbled under a challenge from Gilles Grimandi, but referee Steve Dunn correctly waved away Liverpool's penalty appeals.cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/1324699.stm |title=Owen shatters Arsenal in Cup final |publisher=BBC Sport ]
Ten minutes later, Arsenal had a much stronger claim for a penalty kick.
Fredrik Ljungbergreleased Thierry Henry, who broke free of Liverpool's offside trap, skipped around goalkeeper Sander Westerveldand fired a shot which was blocked on the line by the arm of Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz.cite web |url=http://football.guardian.co.uk/Match_Report/0,,490417,00.html |title=Five minutes that turned the world upside down |publisher=The Guardian ] The officials failed to spot the offence, despite Henry's appeals.
Despite a couple of half-chances for Liverpool (an Owen shot that was closed down by
Martin Keown, and a Steven Gerrardeffort from long range that went well wide) there were no other major goalmouth incidents of the first half.cite web |url=http://football.guardian.co.uk/Observer_Match_Report/0,,490133,00.html |title=Owen spikes the Gunners |publisher=The Observer ]
Liverpool finally troubled Arsenal goalkeeper
David Seamantwo minutes after the interval; Danny Murphy's free kick was met by Heskey's head, but he was only able to direct his effort straight at Seaman, who pushed it to safety with his left hand.
Arsenal had another serious scoring chance after 56 minutes. Thierry Henry juggled the ball and switched passes with compatriot
Robert Pirès, but was denied by Westerveld; Ashley Colegot to the rebound first and fired goalwards, but Liverpool captain Sami Hyypiäcleared off the line. Hyypiä rescued Liverpool again after 67 minutes, when he headed a Ljungberg lob off the line.
With 19 minutes left, Arsenal finally scored. Arsenal latched onto a poor clearance by Westerveld, and Robert Pirès played Ljungberg clean through; the Swede rounded the Dutch goalkeeper and fired home to make it 1–0. Moments later Henry was given a chance to make it 2–0, but was denied by an excellent point-blank save by Westerveld.
Liverpool survived the Arsenal onslaught, and finally found a foothold in the game when Owen equalised with eight minutes left. Arsenal failed to clear substitute
Gary McAllister's free kick, and Owen pounced with a right foot finish past Seaman from eight yards. Liverpool's comeback was completed with three minutes left; Owen was released down the left by Patrik Berger(another substitute), and outpaced both Tony Adams and Lee Dixonbefore shooting low past Seaman, beating him at the far post. Liverpool held onto their lead for the few minutes remaining, and won the Cup.
score=2 – 1
report= [http://www.fa-cupfinals.co.uk/2001.htm (Report)]
goals1=Owen goal|83 goal|88
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
referee=Steve Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Road to Cardiff
* [http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/TheFACup/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2001/05/2903.htm The FA Match Report]
* [http://www.lfchistory.net/viewgame.asp?game_id=2320 LFC History Match Report]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/1254738.stm Liverpool Route to Final]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/1254427.stm Arsenal Route to Final]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/1312858.stm Liverpool Player Profiles]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/1311335.stm Arsenal Player Profiles]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/1327336.stm Gerrard Houllier Reaction]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/1327007.stm Cup Final Player Ratings]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
2001 Scottish Cup Final — The 2001 Scottish Cup Final was played on May 26 2001 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 116th Scottish Cup. Celtic and Hibernian contested the match, Celtic won the match 3 ndash;0, thanks to a Henrik Larsson double.Match… … Wikipedia
2001 UEFA Cup Final — valign= top width= 50% See also * UEFA Cup 2000 01 External links * [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/history/season=2000/intro.html 2001 01 season at UEFA website] * [http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/ec3b.html UEFA Cup results at… … Wikipedia
2001 Football League Cup Final — The 2001 Worthington Cup Final was a football match played between Liverpool and Birmingham City at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday 25 February 2001. Liverpool won the match 5 4 on penalties after 90 minutes of normal time and 30… … Wikipedia
Cup Final (film) — Cup Final (גמר גביע) Directed by Eran Riklis Written by Eyal Halfon Starring Moshe Ivgy Mohammed Bakri Release date(s) … Wikipedia
2001 Calder Cup Playoffs — The 2001 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 10, 2001. [http://www.caldercup.com/pagebank/index.html?id=24 2001 Calder Cup Playoffs] caldercup.com . Retrieved on April 28, 2008.] The sixteen teams that qualified,… … Wikipedia
2001 Stanley Cup Finals — Infobox Stanley Cup Final year=2001 team1=Colorado Avalanche team1 1=5 team1 2=1 team1 3=3 team1 4=2 team1 5=1 team1 6=4 team1 7=3 team1 tot=4 team2=New Jersey Devils team2 1=0 team2 2=2 team2 3=1 team2 4=3 team2 5=4 team2 6=0 team2 7=1 team2 tot … Wikipedia
2001 Chatham Cup — The 2001 Chatham Cup was the 74th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.Chatham Cup year =2001 date =September 15 venue=North Harbour Stadium, North ShoreUp to the last 16 of the competition, the cup was run in three… … Wikipedia
2001 Fed Cup — The 2001 Fed Cup was the 39th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women s tennis. The World Group was reduced to 8 teams, divided into two pools, with the winners meeting in the finals. 90 nations participated in… … Wikipedia
2001 Carlsberg Cup — The 2001 Carlsberg Cup was a football tournament held in Hong Kong over the first and fourth day of the Chinese New Year holiday.Participating teams* Hong Kong League XI (host) * * *quadsHong Kong League XI Some of the players include : * Victor… … Wikipedia
2001 Memorial Cup — The 2001 Memorial Cup occurred May 19 27 at the Agridome in Regina, Saskatchewan. It featured the host team, the Regina Pats as well as the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League… … Wikipedia