The role of technology in football has been criticized again after two suspicious calls in Leicester’s historic FA Cup victory over Chelsea.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday morning (AEDT) to mark his team’s “historical achievements” as the first to lift the FA Cup in the club’s 137-year history. I praised it.
The sensational winner of Youri Tielemans was witnessed by 22,000 fans at Wembley. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out 14 months ago, the biggest spectator of a sporting event in England has been treated as a worthy goal to win a trophy as the Belgian midfielder blew up the upper corner in the 63rd minute. I was struck.
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Five years after Fox surprised the Premier League giant and became the champion, Leicester insisted on other prestigious trophies of British football in his fifth question.
I lost to the final four times before, but the last was 52 years ago.
“Today is a historic day for football clubs,” Rogers said. “I won the FA Cup for the first time. I am very happy with the players and supporters. They lost in the four finals, but now it is the fifth.
Chelsea’s success under Thomas Tuchel was brought about thanks to excellent defensive records, but their struggle on the other side was once again exposed as they rarely threatened until they were late. ..
The welcome return of noise echoing down from 6000 fans on both sides of the ground helped hide the general lack of quality in the field for the first hour.
The magical moment turned out to be decisive when Tillemans took ownership in the middle of the Chelsea half and stepped forward to hit an unstoppable strike past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Tuchel changed the depth of the team to find the equalizer as Callum Hudson Odoy, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic were all introduced from the bench.
Chelsea were denied by Kasper Schmeichel’s brilliance at Leicester’s goal. With all the touches booed by Leicester’s support, Chilwell went back nearly twice and haunted the old club when Dane’s first effort was directed to the post.
Mason Mount couldn’t believe his luck as his sweetly struck shot was turned back by a stunning stop from Schmeichel.
Even when Leicester’s keeper was beaten, Chelsea was rejected by the VAR review. Wes Morgan’s attempted clearance was diverted off Chilwell, but England’s International wandered offside in the build-up.
There was only one millimeter in it, and shortly after Boot touched the ball in the lead-up pass, there was controversy over whether the freeze frame used by VAR actually captured the moment.
“Thank you for VAR! What a wonderful technology,” said Thilemans. Leicester players and fans celebrated the decision like a goal and rejoiced again shortly after seeing the nervous finale, but not everyone was happy.
There was also a proposal for a handball that was overlooked towards the Tielemans goal, complaining that Chelsea fans had lost the team.
English broadcaster Jeremy Vine tweeted. Destroy the game. VAR. Fed up. If so, 1 mm. “
Sports writer Richard Cusack said: Complete and complete shame. “
The historic week for Rogers boys could be even better as it is on the verge of sealing the place in the Champions League next season. The two teams will meet again three days later at Stamford Bridge in an important clash to determine who will secure the top four finishes in the Premier League.
And Rogers suggested that his side was a neutral favorite as he aimed to confuse the Premier League’s “Big Six” apple kart again.
Chelsea, along with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal, was one of the clubs that signed up for the failed semi-closed European Super League (ESL) project last month.
“The success of this team and the club has reached such a position and is competing. So-called larger clubs are expected to win, but our success is competing and as it is today. If you can perform, you can win, “Rogers added.
“I’m sure there were people who, after all that happened this year, wanted from a neutral point of view that we could go ahead and confuse the odds.”
Chelsea need to take immediate action after suffering their fourth defeat in 27 games since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January.
Bruce also has a Champions League final that he looks forward to playing against Manchester City two weeks later, but ends the campaign without silverware or without a place at the European Premier Club tournament next season. There is a possibility.
“Of course we are disappointed, but not angry,” Tuchel said. “This performance was enough to win it, today we are just unlucky. To win, we need luck in this game.”