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After the White Horse final of 1923 and the Matthews final of 1953, the Emeli Sandé Singing Abide With Me on the Wembley Roof final of 2020 is another that seems likely to live long in the collective memory given the general weirdness of the occasion. Chelsea played poorly and deservedly lost, even if they were the victims of enough misfortune and mis-officiating to leave their fans seething at what they perceived to be the injustice of it all. However, it has not gone unnoticed that those left so justifiably outraged by Anthony Taylor’s decision to dismiss Mateo Kovacic were conspicuously silent on the subject of Taylor’s even more ridiculous decision not to send off César Azpilicueta for preventing a clear goalscoring opportunity without making any effort to play the ball.

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