The Nigerian duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho on Saturday made history by helping English club side, Leicester City win their first FA cup in over 187 years.
The feat came after Youri Tielemans’ stunning strike earned them victory over Chelsea in dramatic fashion that saw an equalizer by Chelsea overturn by a decision of VAR.
The decision, which took place in the 88th minutes offered Leicester a well-earned helping hand in victory when it overturned what seemed to be a goal by former Fox Ben Chilwell.
The first half was played in driving rain at Wembley Stadium hardly served up a treat for 20,000 fans with neither side registering so much as a shot on target.
Jamie Vardy was twice denied by Chelsea defenders blocking his shot whilst at the other end Cesar Azpilicueta could not quite direct Thiago Silva’s delicate cross, deflected by Timo Werner, into the bottom corner.
The game’s opener proved to be worth the lengthy wait, however. Just after the hour mark Ayoze Perez managed to get in the way of a Reece James clearance. Luke Thomas moved it on and Tielemans accelerated into space, unleashing a thunderous shot into the top right corner that may rank as one of the great goals in the recent history of the FA Cup Final.
Chelsea did not stint in their pressure late on but twice were denied by spectacular Kasper Schmeichel saves, the Dane first getting down low to block a Chilwell header before an explosive dive to his left denied Mason Mount what seemed a certain goal.
Chilwell thought he had propelled the final into extra time in the dying minutes but VAR’s intervention seemed to end Chelsea’s hopes as Leicester’s fifth FA Cup Final ended with them winning the competition for the first time in their history.