Emirates FA Cup: Ramsey shoots Arsenal to 13th FA cup glory


Arsenal have secured a 13th FA cup title after the Welshman scored the winner as the Gunners defeated city rivals, Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Ramsey, who scored the decisive winning goal when Arsenal defeated Steve Bruce’s Hull City 3-2 three years ago, was hand yet again to ensure that the outcome was the same today as it was then.
Arsenal took an early lead in the first half through their Chilean forward, Alexis Sanchez, even though the goal caused quite a debate.

Chelsea struggled to cope with the brilliant Gunners, who were missing three key central defenders, as Arsenal were by far the better side in the first half, and should have led by more than a goal. Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Ramsey all missed glorious chances to have put the game well and beyond the Blues, but the North London club were well worthy of their 1-0 half time advantage.

Chelsea, after the break, seemed to have regained their composure and mojo, as they began to play as expected of champions, before they were reduced to ten men. Victor Moses received his second booking of the match, after what was a blatant dive by the Chelsea wing-back.
However, despite going down to ten men, the Blues equalized minutes later. Substitute, Willian, who came on for Pedro, found Diego Costa with a deep ball that the Spaniard drilled home to level up the score at 1-1.

Wenger responded immediately, throwing in compatriot, Oliver Giroud for Welbeck and the Frenchman repaid his manager instantly by setting up Ramsey for the winner. Few minutes after coming on, Giroud set up Ramsey with a chip, in what was his first action since coming on, which the Welshman finished into the bottom right with a headed effort to restore Arsenal’s advantage.
Chelsea were pressing Arsenal by this time, but despite their efforts, it was the Gunners who almost scored a third after German international, Ozil sold defender, Tim Cahill a delightful dummy before seeing his shot pushed for a corner by Thibaut Courtois in goal for Chelsea.
Arsenal held on for the win, celebrating what is a record 13th FA Cup win, and manager, Wenger’s seventh, as after a rather poor season in the league which saw them finish outside the top four for the first time in 20 years, Wenger’s men end the season on a high note, with a trophy, their third in four years.

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