As a life long blue I was so ecstatic when Everton beat Man Utd in the FA Cup semi final on penalties. I was jumping around the house and shouting, with Ben in my arms. as i couldn’t believe it. It had been 14 years since Everton had got to a Cup Final (can’t believe it has been that long since I was sat at home as a teenager with my friends cheering Everton on to winning the Cup against Man Utd) so I was very excited.
Cup final day came and we were staying at Kelly’s Mum and Dad’s house in St Austell for the weekend. TV coverage started at 915am in the morning so I was glued to the TV from first thing in the morning, whilst playing with Ben. My Dad arrived with Helen and Bec for a BBQ just before kick off, so Dad watched the footy with me as well.
Everton got off to a flyer with Saha scoring the quickest goal ever in Cup Final history and, as you can imagine, I went crazy! I made so much noise that I got told off by Kelly as Ben had just gone for his afternoon nap. So I had to try and clam myelf down after that, which wasn’t easy. Unfortunately, Everton decided to sit back a bit (as usual) and let Chelsea get into the game and they eventually won via a bit of a jammy goal as Lampard slipped when turning with the ball which completely put off Phil Neville, and then unleashed a fierce shot that beat Howard in the goal. What a shame, but at the end of the day, Everton were beaten by the better team. So well done Chelsea……but Everton will be back next season!!
As you can imagine, I was a bit down beat for the rest of the day but the BBQ was very nice and the weather was fantastic, so ended up having an enjoyable evening after all.