London – It’s been a long time does not track the Aston Villa FA Cup final. The last time they set foot on the final was in 2000 or 15 years ago.
When it is, Villa reached the final after penalty shootout win over Bolton Wanderers. In the finals, they faced Chelsea when it was handled by Gianluca Vialli.
Villa who was trained by John Gregory less dominant than Chelsea in the second half. The Blues also outperformed Villa on 73 minutes with goals by Roberto Di Matteo.
Goals stems from Ian Taylor offense against Mario Melchiot on the right side of the Villa defense. Chelsea had a free-kick which was then executed by Gianfranco Zola.
Zola then let the bait next to the Villa penalty box. At first, the ball was cleared by the goalkeeper Villa when it was, David James. Unfortunately for James, he was not able to catch the ball well when falling to the ground. Significantly, the ball was immediately struck by Di Matteo.
1-0 score lasted until the long whistle sounded. Since then, until the end of this year, the Villa has never set foot on the FA Cup final.
Final 2000 itself into finals held at the old Wembley Stadium. Afterwards, during the six editions later, the FA Cup final held at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff