Ramsey scores in extra-time to end trophy drought, Arsenal Beats Hull City 3-2
Arsenal snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to win a record-equalling 11th FA Cup, as they beat Hull City 3-2 in an enthralling encounter at Wembley Stadium.
It had been 3,283 days since Arsenal last experienced last lifted silverware.
And Wenger’s men will be breathing an enormous sigh of relief tonight as goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and an extra-time winner from Aaron Ramsey rescued the Gunners – and cancelled out early strikes from James Chester and Curtis Davies that had given Steve Bruce’s men the lead inside eight minutes.
The game began at a barnstorming pace and some had barely taken to their seats as Chester sent the Hull fans into delirium – and Bruce punched the air in delight.
Stephen Quinn floated a corner into the path of Tom Huddlestone on the edge of the box, the former Spurs man hooked his volley into the path of Chester – who stuck out a foot and turned it past Lukasz Fabianski and into the bottom corner off a post.
Just as Manchester City had a year earlier, Arsenal had taken to the Wembley field as overwhelming favourites – and like City 12 months ago seemed to be shell-shocked by their opponents’ drive, determination and positivity during the opening exchanges.
And if they were pinching themselves after Chester’s opener, moments later the Hull faithful were positively in dreamland as captain Davies made 2-0. Centre-back Bruce got on the end of another set piece and Fabianski could only parry the header onto the post and back into the path of Davies – who rifled home.
Goodluck to all Arsenal Fans.