There can be little argument about it, yesterday’s FA Cup Final was one the greatest ever moments to be a Leicester City fan. It was an incredible day and there’s no way it could be improved upon...or could it?
I don’t know about you, but I love me some Youri Tielemans, and I couldn’t help but notice that he only seemed to get about 1/22 of the attention. To rectify that, I bring you: The FA Cup Finielemans.
All Wembley days start out with a suit, and the Foxes kicked things off in style and unity with a special cup final suit for the whole squad.
And then a quick look inside the City dressing room, courtesy of the official instagram account. I can’t imagine getting dressed in front of a large poster of myself, but if I was Youri Tielemans you can bet I would.
And then they’re out onto the pitch. What a moment that was, to see them take the field, not only at Wembley, but in front of their own fans for the first time in what feels like forever.
Quick shout out to Luke Thomas, making his first ever first team appearance in front of a Leicester City crowd. Not a bad way to start.
And then onto the game itself. Most of the team did themselves proud, with particularly impressive performances from the kids at the back Wesley Fofana and Luke Thomas. Still, there was only one man who all eyes were on.
Tielemans Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final 20/21. Match Winner. pic.twitter.com/MlLS5tcCkW— Kush (@kush________) May 16, 2021
I do feel like one moment stood out a little amongst all that though. Just one more look wouldn’t hurt.
WOW.— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 15, 2021
Top bins from Tielemans #EmiratesFACup @LCFC pic.twitter.com/LUon4q0nEW
Alright once more, but this time with players and pundits celebrating in the stands.
The Tielemans rocket— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 16, 2021
The Maddison and Evans celebration
The Lineker celebration
This is how Leicester won their first ever FA Cup.#facupfinal #bbcfootball
And maybe just one more, but this time with the music from Titanic playing?
Tielemans’s FA cup winning goal is even better with Titanic music pic.twitter.com/sY1zhCI4ku— Tinka (@UtdCode) May 15, 2021
It went down pretty well with his teammates...
...and the fans.
Simply unbelievable from Tielemans pic.twitter.com/eaJF7Qa4xX— LCFC Live (@LiveLCFC) May 15, 2021
Leicester fans saw out most of the rest of the game hiding behind sofa cushions, as it became attack vs defence with the Foxes desperately holding on, with an assist from VAR.
When the time was finally up, the emotion of the moment was etched into every face on the pitch.
All that was left was to celebrate. It was great to see the whole celebrate together, especially when they brought Top into the fold and showed their love for the whole Leicester City family, not just the on-pitch contingent. But this isn’t a post about the whole Leicester City family, it’s about Youri Tielemans.
The celebrations continued into the dressing room, as expertly documented through Kelechi Iheanacho on instagram live. If you weren’t able to catch it, here’s the highlight:
In conclusion, thanks Youri. Same again on Tuesday, yeah?