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Season 2010/11

Fans pipped in penalty thriller

  • 09 June 2011 11:50
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

A team of Blues were pipped in a penalty shoot-out thriller at Stamford Bridge in the nailbiting climax to Lucozade's Fans Fives Grand Final.

Joshchester City succumbed 11-10, having had a spot kick to win it, as a Tottenham team eventually triumphed in a search for the country’s most dedicated Barclays Premier League fans.

It was an exciting conclusion to a day when 20 teams of fans descended on Chelsea's ground to contest the inaugural Lucozade five-a-side tournament.

City were drawn in a tough group with Blackpool, Stoke, Birmingham and Sunderland but with three victories - only Blackpool escaped in a 2-2 draw - they qualified in top place.

They ran out 2-0 quarter-final winners over Liverpool before making light work of Arsenal in the semi-final by taking a three-goal lead before the Gunners grabbed a late consolation.

The final was a tight affair. Both goalkeepers were regularly called into action but their outstanding form meant the game went to penalties and that epic shoot-out.

City’s James Done picked up the Player of the Tournament award. Teams reached the finals by completing challenges including "chairman for a day" and "the ultimate team talk".

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