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12:00 AM, May 17, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:03 AM, May 17, 2021

‘It’s what dreams are made of’

Leicester City captain Kasper Schmeichel hailed the Foxes' first FA Cup triumph as a dream come true on Saturday as manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to the collective spirit of his club.

Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 thanks to a thunderous long-range shot by Youri Tielemans and also two sensational saves by Schmeichel.

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"It's what dreams are made of. I've dreamt of this since I was a child. We've talked about wanting to win trophies," said Schmeichel, whose father Peter won the FA Cup three times with Manchester United.

Rodgers said he had not been aware that Leicester, Premier League champions in 2015-16 as underdogs, had never won the FA Cup until he joined the club in 2019. "It's a real collective effort at Leicester City," said the Northern Irishman.

"The success of this team and this club is getting to positions like this and competing. The so-called bigger clubs in the country are expected to win the trophies, our success is competing and if we can perform like today we can then go and win," he added.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel however said his side had simply not had fortune on their side.

"We are disappointed and not angry with our performance from the boys, I think the performance is enough to win it," said the German, who has transformed Chelsea's season since taking over from Frank Lampard in January.

"I think today we were unlucky and we've never hidden that we need to have that to win at this level. You need momentum, decision making, little details, the referee," the German said.

Chelsea face Leicester again on Tuesday in a key Premier League game in the battle to finish in the top four.

The London club face Manchester City in the Champions League final on May 29 in Porto.

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