Youri Tieleman’s incredible strike proved enough to earn Leicester City (4/9 Top 4 Finish) a 1-0 victory over Chelsea (4/11) and subsequently deliver the club’s first-ever FA Cup.
There was little to choose between Leicester and Chelsea, who sit third and fourth respectively in the Premier League, on a tight and tense afternoon in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley.
Tielemans popped up with the game’s first real bit of quality to break the deadlock with 63 minutes on the clock.
The Belgium international claimed a loose ball 30 yards from goal before executing a perfect strike into the top corner.
Chelsea thought they had levelled in the final moments when Leicester defender Wes Morgan, who captained the club to Premier League glory in 2015-16, put through his own net.
However, VAR ruled out the goal after former Leicester defender Ben Chilwell was deemed to be offside for Chelsea in the build-up.
Kasper Schmeichel (pictured) was also key to helping the Foxes over the line as he made two crucial saves in the latter stages.
Schmeichel speaking to BBC Sport: “So happy I can’t begin to describe it. What a day. Indescribable, it’s what dreams are made of, I’ve dreamt about this since I was child, we have talked about wanting to win trophies.
“The performance today, the grit and determination, I’m so proud of everybody, everybody contributed to get to the final everyone has played and been sensational.
“Everyone behind the scenes, all the team behind the team, medical staff and everyone. That’s why when you work together and do things properly and you have an internal belief that’s what we can achieve.”
Attentions will return to league action on Tuesday when Leicester and Chelsea meet again in the race for a top-four spot.
Chelsea, who lost last season’s FA Cup final to Arsenal, still have one more shot at silverware this term with the Champions League final against Manchester City to come on May 29 (Match Betting – Manchester City EVS, draw 12/5, Chelsea 3/1).