Despite being the better the team for long spells of the game, Tottenham lost 4-2 to Chelsea at Wembley to end their dream of a potential double.
Chelsea led 2-1 at half-time — Willian scored a free-kick and a penalty either side of Harry Kane’s brilliant header.
Dele Alli latched onto Christian Eriksen’s inch-perfect pass ten minutes into the second half to put Spurs level, and Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked likely to get the next goal.
But substitute Eden Hazard scored Chelsea’s third before setting up Nemanja Matic for a brilliant fourth.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
What a ball!😮
What a goal!🙌
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) April 22, 2017
The better team lost. Spurs did not deserve that defeat. Now they can concentrate on the League … and Chelsea on the Double! COYS! #TOTCHE
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) April 22, 2017
Fine margins for this #THFC team. Gave as good as they got on the whole. Can’t legislate for a silly penalty and an even sillier Matic goal.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) April 22, 2017
Another harsh lesson. Spurs the better team but you can’t always fall back on the ‘but we played well’ mantra. We need a trophy.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) April 22, 2017
“Not our day”. No, and it seldom will be if you gift a side of their quality goals at regular intervals. That’s what we have to learn from.
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) April 22, 2017
Never outclassed. Two really good goals from Chelsea were the difference in the end.
— Dom SP (@DomCMM) April 22, 2017
I think Pochettino will rue playing Son at wing back, the decision back fired. I think he should’ve gone for a unchanged line up
— Nad (@nad_THFC) April 22, 2017
Beat by a cracking free kick, pen after a dive, Eden Hazard and a Worldie. Odds were stacked but it doesn’t hurt any less. #COYS
— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) April 22, 2017
Not ‘Spursy’ just one of those days. The better side but Chelsea scored w/ every attack – some bad defending, a bit of luck and star quality
— Greg Stobart (@gstobart) April 22, 2017
Bravo, Spurs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 by far the better team against a side of much greater resource. Ruskie blood money & a couple of mistakes the difference
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) April 22, 2017
They had 5 shots on target & scored 4 times. No team is coping with a strike rate that ruthless. It’s not all broke. Up the Spurs.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) April 22, 2017
We weren’t the better side!
Let 4 goals in, got team selection wrong, never in front, and out managed on the subs. Simple!
— the monkey (@MilkyRascals) April 22, 2017
Never have I see a match where the run of play and the final score were so misaligned.
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) April 22, 2017
If this Tottenham team doesn’t win trophies then there is something seriously wrong with the balance of our planet.
— Berlin Spurs (@BerlinSpurs) April 22, 2017