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Ramires scored in the 11th minute and Didier Drogba nailed the game-clincher in the 52nd minute as Chelsea held on for a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the 2012 FA Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea captured another championship in what has been a very successful season for the Blues, defeating arch rival Liverpool to snare the FA Cup trophy.
Ramires opened the scoring with a nice goal in the 11th minute to become the first Brazilian in history to record a tally in the history of FA Cup Finals.
With Fernando Torres sitting out in the match, Drogba delivered another sensational performance at Wembley as he scored the eventual game-winning goal seven minutes into the second half.
Drogba has already scored eight goals in eight Wembley Stadium appearances but Saturday's tally appeared to be the sweetest as it gives the 34-year-old striker his fourth FA Cup Finals trophy in six seasons.
Despite taking a commanding 2-0 lead, Chelsea had to deal with Liverpool's strong second-half surge highlighted by Andy Carroll's beautiful goal in the 64th minute.
Carroll could have scored a much-needed equalizer for Liverpool but his header was stopped by Chelsea goaltender Petr Cech in the 82nd minute.
Chelsea looks to translate their FA Cup finals triumph to even bigger hardware as they take on Bayern Munich for the UEFA Champions League trophy on May 19.
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