In addition, many experts expected a different set of finalists but we had a very enjoyable show at Wembley anyway Arsenal has won their 14th FA Cup after a 2-1 win over Chelsea. Ultimately, the trophy for winning the FA Cup went to Mikel Arteta.
At Wembley, the team led by Frank Lampard in the first minutes stormed the goal of Emiliano Martinez and the results did not have to wait too long. Christian Pulisic moved to the center of the field to play for Mason Mount on the wing. It seemed that the alumni of Chelsea played a very delicate ball in the direction of Olivier Giroud but brilliantly played the ball with his heel towards Christian Pulisic while the American ridiculed Arsenal’s defense and threw the ball into the net.
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Chelsea had slowed down the pace since then and that was actually the worst thing that could have happened for this team. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took advantage of his prime asset of speed and led to a cross-country duel with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spaniard knew that he had no chance against his rival and committed the only possibility to stop the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Unfortunately, a foul an offense occurred in the penalty area and the referee was forced to award a penalty shot so result 1-1.
In the second half, Frank Lampard was given another reason to feel a headache. In the first action after switching sides, Christian Pulisic most likely contracted a serious injury. If not for the difficulties with the hamstring, Pulisic would have fired a much more dangerous shot. A moment after this situation, the medical staff appeared on the field and it was a clear signal that Christian Pulisic ended his participation in this match.
As there were problems in the Chelsea camp, Arsenal decided to take advantage of it. Hector Bellerin ran a dozen or so meters and he ridiculed Antonio Rudiger very much because the German only stopped in place when attempting a slide and only started to watch Bellerín’s run which was only stopped by Andreas Christensen. However, the ball flew to Nicolas Pépé’s feet and the Ivorian noticed an unattended Aubameyang in front of the penalty area. Aubameyang with a simple feint completely confused Kurt Zouma and took his team into the lead.
GOAL! Auba with a beauty! 🤟
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea #FACupFinal
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The culminating moment that completely killed Chelsea fan emotions in this match was the red card shown to Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian stepped ruthlessly in Granit Xhaka’s legs but the Swiss also added a lot of acting in his reaction.
After all, Arsenal was actually patiently waiting for the referee’s final whistle and they were able to say that they were FA Cup kings again.