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FA Cup semi-finals: Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea, goalline technology to be introduced at long last?

Chelsea (0-1) Drogba, 43

Chelsea (0-2) Mata, 49

Tottenham (1-2) Bale, 56

Chelsea (1-3) Ramires, 77

Chelsea (1-4) Lampard, 81

Chelsea (1-5) Malouda, 90

The goalline technology debate reared its ugly head again on Sunday - and bookmakers William Hill now offer 3/1 that the FA introduce goalline technology by the start of next season.

Chelsea stormed to a 5-1 win to book their place in the FA Cup final - but only after a controversial incident that gave the Blues a crucial 2-0 advantage.

Leading 1-0 courtesy of Didier Drogba's stunning strike, Juan Mata was awarded a second Chelsea goal - but replays appeared to show that the ball had clearly not crossed the line.

Drogba hit a powerful shot on the turn to give Chelsea a 1-0 half-time advantage. The striker collected a long clearance with his back to goal, with Tottenham's former Chelsea defender William Gallas marking him tightly. But the powerful front man turned sharply before firing inside the near post, giving another former Chelsea man, Spurs' keeper Carlo Cudicini, no chance. 

Early in the second half, Mata doubled the Blues' advantage in controversial fashion.  

However, good work from Emmanuel Adebayor created a chance for Gareth Bale to pull a goal back for Spurs in the 56th minute. Petr Cech brought down Adebayor, but the ball ran free for Bale to slot into an empty net. Chelsea defender David Luiz sustained an injury in trying to prevent the goal and was replaced by Gary Cahill. 

Good work from Mata set up Ramires to lift the ball over Cudicini to make it 3-1 in the 77th minute.

It was 4-1 four minutes later courtesy of a superb free-kick by Frank Lampard

Jon Obi Mikel was fortunate not to be shown a red card after kicking out at Scott Parker, before Florent Malouda slotted home Chelsea's fifth to complete the scoring. 

Tottenham: Cudicini, Gallas, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Bale, Lennon, Parker, Van der Vaart, Modric, Adebayor. Subs: Friedel, Nelsen, Rose, Livermore, Sandro, Giovani, Defoe.


Both games at Wembley Stadium

Saturday 14th April (kick-off 12:30)

Liverpool 2-1 Everton

Sunday 15th April (kick-off 18:00)

Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea

The FA Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 5th May

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