Chelsea give buried Boro' the blues

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Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley yesterday, completing the misery of Bryan Robson's expensively acquired side, who had already suffered defeat in the Coca-Cola Cup Final and relegation from the Premier League, writes Andrew Baker.

Chelsea's Italian midfielder Roberto di Matteo established a record for a Wembley final by scoring just 43 seconds after the kick-off. But Ruud Gullit's team prolonged the agony, surviving two disallowed goals by the Teessiders before Eddie Newton bundled home the ball to secure victory with only seven minutes remaining.

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