Match details

Liverpool 2 - 1 Arsenal

Game date: Saturday 12 May 2001 at 15:00 Stadium: Millennium Stadium
Competition: FA Cup Final Attendance: 72,500
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Dunn SW
Manager: Gérard Houllier Opposition manager: Arsène Wenger

Opposition lineup

David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Tony Adams, Ashley Cole, Freddie Ljungberg, Gilles Grimandi, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Sylvain Wiltord

Opposition goals

Freddie Ljungberg 72'

Opposition substitutions

Sylvain Wiltord out for Ray Parlour 76'
Freddie Ljungberg out for Nwankwo Kanu 85'
Lee Dixon out for Dennis Bergkamp 90'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.3
- Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 29.3
Jamie Redknapp had been out with a long-term injury but lifted the FA Cup on behalf of the Liverpool team as he explains on Sky's "A League of Their Own:" Before the game I wasn‘t going to do it. I had missed out all year and Robbie Fowler said: "You are the club captain and we want you to do it if we win it." I went: "Don‘t be stupid, no chance. It‘s not my time." Sami Hyypia was going to be captain on the day. Robbie came on the pitch after we had won the game 2-1. Robbie said: "Come on, you can do this!“ I said: "No, no. Honestly I don't want to do it. Out of the corner of my eye I could see Gerard Houllier going to Sami Hyypia. "You go. You are the captain. You go up there.“ I thought: Oh, really? I think I will do this! That‘s a true story. I thought, Houllier, you wanker! Have some of that!"

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