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FA Cup final welcomes record-breaking crowd

Around 21,000 fans were at Wembley Stadium for Saturday’s FA Cup final between Leicester City and Chelsea in what marked the largest attendance at a UK sporting event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A second-half goal from Youri Tielemans earned Leicester its first-ever FA Cup win, with the match serving as the final test event for fan attendance ahead of the wider return of supporters in England from today (Monday).

Leicester and Chelsea were each given 6,250 tickets for the match, with local residents, key workers and FA guests also in attendance. Fans were required to return a negative COVID-19 test prior to the match.

Saturday’s match was the third event to go ahead at Wembley with fans in recent weeks, following the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton, and the Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. The World Snooker Championships in Sheffield also served as a test event.

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