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Liverpool knock Chelsea on penalties again to win 2021/22 FA Cup at Wembley

Liverpool knock Chelsea on penalties again to win 2021/22 FA Cup at Wembley

Liverpool finalized a clean sweep of the domestic cups with another penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea at Wembley in the 2021/22 FA Cup final, as Kostas Tsimikas knocked the decisive spot-kick after Mason Mount’s effort was saved by Alisson.

It had taken 22 penalties to differentiate the sides in February's Carabao Cup final and while there were only 14 taken on this event, it was once again Jurgen Klopp's side who clinched the silverware by the leanest of margins, handing Chelsea a third straight FA Cup final defeat in the process.

Mount dropped to his haunches as Liverpool's players and staff ran off to celebrate with their fans amid a fog of red flares he has now lost six major finals at Wembley.

Earlier in the shoot-out, Sadio Manewho scored a winning penalty for Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations and another to send them to the World Cup earlier this year had missed the opportunity to clinch it for Liverpool following Cesar Azpilicueta's strike against the post, but Tsimikas kept his cool to become the unlikely hero.

Liverpool's success was toughened by injuries to Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, which could potentially harm their hopes of an outstanding quadruple, with their Premier League pursuit set to continue on Tuesday at Southampton and their Champions League final with Real Madrid on May 28.

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