Sunday, May 20, 2007



Manchester United

Drogba 116

The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON
The Final
3pm, Saturday 19 May 2007
Wembley Stadium
Winning club receives £1,000,000

Didier Drogba has sent his congratulations to manager Jose Mourinho and owner Roman Abramovich after Chelsea's stunning FA Cup triumph.

Goalscorer Drogba was in jubliant mood as the champagne corks popped in the Chelsea dressing room at Wembley - but he wasn't forgetting the men who put him there.

The Ivory Coast international was quick to praise inspirational boss Mourinho, who has always backed him, and Russian billionaire owner Abramovich, who bought him.

He said: "I'm just happy to score the first goal in the new stadium.

"It's another trophy and this is what Jose has shown in his three years with us. Special congratulations to him and Roman.

"I felt so many emotions when I scored that goal, I don't know what to say.

"I am just happy. I don't think I realise what we have achieved today, maybe it will sink in over the years," he added.

"I was a great game in a fantastic stadium and I'm very happy because we have won it. It's a final I always wanted to win."

1 Petr Cech, 4 Claude Makelele, 5 Michael Essien, 8 Frank Lampard, 10 Joe Cole (16 Arjen Robben, 46 (3 Ashley Cole, 108)), 11 Didier Drogba, 12 John Obi Mikel, 18 Wayne Bridge, 20 Paulo Ferreira, 24 Shaun Wright-Phillips (21 Salomon Kalou, 94), 26 John Terry (c)
Subs: 23 Carlo Cudicini, 19 Lassana Diarra.

Manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United
1 Edwin van der Sar, 4 Gabriel Heinze, 5 Rio Ferdinand, 6 Wes Brown, 7 Cristiano Ronaldo, 8 Wayne Rooney, 11 Ryan Giggs (c) (20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 112), 15 Nemanja Vidic, 16 Michael Carrick (22 John O'Shea, 112), 18 Paul Scholes, 24 Darren Fletcher (14 Alan Smith, 92)
Subs: 3 Patrice Evra, 29 Thomas Kuszczak

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Attendance 89,826

Match Officials
Referee Steve Bennett
Assistant Referees Peter Kirkup and David Bryan
Fourth Official Howard Webb

Chief Guest Prince William

Team Colours
Chelsea Blue shirts, blue shorts, white socks
Manchester United Red shirts, white shorts, black socks

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