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Players react as Moses denies United Arsenal's FA Cup record

FA Cup By: Ambrose Udeme | 19/05/2018

Chelsea players have reacted to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup final result with Nigeria's Victor Moses playing a key role to ensure the Blues did just enough to deny Jose Mourinho's Manchester United the opportunity to equal Arsenal's FA Cup record.

Manchester United went into the FA Cup showdown in Wembley with the hope of going level with Arsenal on the number of FA Cup trophies won. Manchester United were aiming to equal Arsenal's record 13 FA Cup wins with a win against the same opposition the Gunners saw off last season to secure their record Cup victories.

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Here, we bring you exciting reactions from Chelsea players from Wembley courtesy BBC Sports.

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill: "Unbelievable. You can see what it means to us, to the fans and the staff. This was to save our season, we haven't had a magnificent season by any stretch. We are used to winning, I'm not saying that in an arrogant way.

"We had a lot of defending to do, they pushed us until the very end. We are buzzing. We got the job done.

"This a dream come true because it is my first trophy win as captain of the club. It is extra special for me. I didn't play in 2012, from a selfish point of view it is not the same feeling when you have not won it on the pitch. We needed to win this for everybody, we are not in control of decisions."

Chelsea goalscorer Eden Hazard: "We tried to defend well. We kept a clean sheet, we scored one goal, it is enough today but if we want to win a lot of games we need to play better because we had to play defensively."

Does this win influence your decision about whether or not to stay? "Now I am just happy. To see the fans celebrate is something we like. We didn't have a great season but at least we finish with a trophy."

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois: "All season has been long, especially speculation about everything.

"Man City were amazing but we slipped away from the top four. It's better to finish with a trophy."

Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger: "It is important we lifted the trophy, especially after we didn't play a good season.

"Chelsea is about winning titles. Although we had a bad season we still won a trophy. Especially for me, this is my first season and I win a trophy. I am very happy."

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas: "It hasn't been the best of seasons. Sometimes these things happen - look at all these people singing, it's important to finish on a high.

"It was important to keep it tight. We were compact and disciplined and it was a well-deserved victory."
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