It's not often that a genuine goal of the season contender is broadcast live on terrestrial British television these days but Nemanja Matic buckede the trend with his frankly ridiculous strike.
With Chelsea 3-2 up against their London rivals, the ball fell to the Serbian midfielder's feet at the edge of the area. Without any hesitation or consideration for his opponents, Matic struck the ball with such venom that it rattled the underside of the crossbar and sent the Blues supporters delirious. As a genuine ruling, goals of such quality should automatically bring an end to a football match.
If ever there was perfect way to hit a football, then that may be it. It was Matic's first goal since May 2016 but was most certainly worth the wait.
Twitter went into meltdown as people quickly ran out of superlatives for the strike. Yet, it was Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma's reaction which summed up the goal perfectly. It's safe to say he wasn't expecting it.
It will certainly go down in Wembley folklore as Chelsea go into their 12th FA Cup final. Antonio Conte will aim to become the first coach to bring the trophy back to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five years. The Londoners will know who will meet them on the 27th of May when Arsenal host Manchester City tomorrow afternoon.
Kurt Zouma reaction priceless pic.twitter.com/jbv0D6Mu19
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