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Chelsea Beats Tottenham 5-1 to Reach Soccer’s F.A. Cup Final

April 15, 2012

Chelsea beat Tottenham 5-1 today to reach the final of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for a fourth time in six years.

Didier Drogba, Juan Mata, Ramires, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda scored for the Blues at Wembley Stadium in London to set up a meeting at the same venue with Liverpool on May 5. Television replays showed that Mata’s shot for the second goal didn’t cross the line.

Chelsea has played in the final on 10 previous occasions, winning the title six times. Seven-time champion Liverpool beat city rival Everton 2-1 yesterday to secure its spot.

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