Emirates FA Cup
Wembley Stadium, London, England
67′ Moses Sent off (Second bookable offence)
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FT: The result means that Arsenal won their 13th FA Cup title while Chelsea spurned the chance to secure a domestic double. The victory also means that Arsène Wenger became the first manager to win seven FA Cup titles.
FT: Chelsea will be disappointed with Moses, having been in the ascendancy in the second-half, the Nigerian foolishly dived while on a booking, which eventually cost his side. Chelsea created a number of good chances, first Kanté’s deflected strike was saved by Ospina before Moses’ effort was palmed away by the Colombian keeper. Pedro then curled an effort just wide before Moses was dismissed. Costa then fired home to briefly level the scores before Ramsey put the Gunner ahead. Luiz then headed wide from a Willian freekick before Costa was brilliantly denied by Ospina.
FT: Arsenal could have won more comfortably had they been more clinical from their chances and on another day their missed opportunities may well have proved to be costly. However they managed to get the result in the end. First Bellerín surged forward before firing an effort just wide. Ramsey then headed home to put Arsenal in front after Costa’s equaliser before Bellerín forced Courtois into a good save. Özil then spurned a great chance when he cut-inside to fire an effort against the post, when he should have scored, but it ultimately didn’t matter.
FT: So Arsenal have won the FA Cup for a record 13th time.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+3′ Final Arsenal change sees Sánchez replaced by Mohamed Elneny.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
87′ The corner comes to nothing before Hazard wins a freekick after a foul from Bellerín.
87′ Final Chelsea change sees Costa replaced by Michy Batshuayi
86′ So close!! Giroud finds Özil, who cuts-inside before firing an effort that hits the post before ricocheting off Courtois and behind for a corner.
86′ The delivery is eventually cleared.
85′ Chance!! Kanté’s cross-field pass is nodded-on by Hazard into the path of Costa, whose volley is smothered away by Ospina before Monreal concedes a corner.
85′ Sánchez is penalised for a foul on Willian.
83′ Chance!! Bellerín surges forward before firing an effort just wide.
82′ Coquelin is booked for a foul on Willian.
82′ Second Arsenal change sees Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced by Francis Coquelin.
81′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Luiz, who heads the ball wide at the near-post.
80′ Willian wins a freekick in a good position after a cynical foul from Xhaka, who receives a yellow card.
79′ Goal!! Giroud sends a teasing cross that Ramsey heads home past Courtois.
77′ First Arsenal change sees Welbeck replaced by Olivier Giroud.
76′ Goal!! Costa controls a cross from Willian to fire an effort via a deflection off Mertesacker that Ospina cannot keep out.
73′ The delivery is headed over the bar by Cahill.
73′ Chamberlain concedes a corner.
71′ Second Chelsea change sees Pedro replaced by Willian.
71′ Oxlade Chamberlain fires an effort wide from-range.
69′ Alonso wins a freekick after a foul from Welbeck.
67′ Dismissal!! Moses receives a second yellow card for simulation and is sent off.
64′ Fàbregas fires an effort that deflects wide off Pedro from-range.
64′ Chance!! Welbeck’s pull-back ricochets into the path of Bellerín, whose effort is saved well by Courtois.
60′ First Chelsea change sees Matić replaced by Cesc Fàbregas.
59′ The corner is dealt with by the Blues.
59′ Matić concedes a corner.
58′ Kanté is booked for a foul on Ramsey.
58′ Close!! Moses finds Pedro, who curls an effort just wide from-range.
56′ Moses is penalised for a cynical foul on Welbeck and receives a yellow card.
56′ The corner comes to nothing.
55′ Holding concedes a corner.
53′ The corner is dealt with by the Gunners.
53′ Mertesacker concedes a corner.
52′ Costa wins a freekick after a foul from Holding, who receives a yellow card.
51′ Costa is penalised for a foul.
50′ Chance!! Costa finds Moses, who fires an effort that Ospina palms away.
50′ Xhaka is penalised for a foul.
48′ Close!! Costa finds Kanté, who fires a deflected effort that Ospina saves well.
45′ Arsenal get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Arsenal add to their tally or will Chelsea come back in this match and stun the Gunners? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Arsenal will need to find a second goal to put the tie to bed. They have had a catalog of chances but haven’t been clinical enough and won’t want to rue their missed opportunities given their opposition’s quality. Chelsea will need to get Hazard and Costa more involved, both players have looked isolated and will require better service if they are to come back in this match.
HT: Chelsea didn’t start well and the early Arsenal goal didn’t help. However they did create a couple of chances with Costa denied by a fine Ospina save before Pedro fired an effort over the bar from close-range.
HT: The Gunners started well and opened the scoring after controversial circumstances as Sánchez appeared to handle the ball before firing home after Ramsey left the ball from an offside position. Özil then spurned a good chance when through on-goal when his lobbed effort was cleared off the line by Cahilll. Welbeck then hit the post from an Özil corner with Ramsey hitting the post from the follow-up before Welbeck had an effort cleared off the line by Cahill. Xhaka then forced Courtois into a fine save following a corner.
HT: So Arsenal lead at the break.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+1′ Alonso curls the freekick over the bar.
45′ Pedro wins a freekick.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
40′ Moses wins a freekick after a foul from Oxlade-Chamberlain.
38′ Chance!! Hazard finds Pedro, who fires an effort over the bar from close-range.
36′ The delivery is cleared before Xhaka wins a freekick.
35′ Sánchez cuts-inside to fire an effort that Cahill blocks behind.
33′ Costa wins a freekick.
32′ The corner is claimed by Courtois.
31′ Close!! The delivery is cleared to Xhaka, who fires an effort at-goal that Courtois palms behind.
31′ Azpilicueta is penalised for a foul on Welbeck.
29′ Chance!! Welbeck exchanges passes with Bellerín before firing an effort that squirms past Courtois but Cahill clears the ball away off the line.
28′ The corner is dealt with
27′ Chance!! Costa latches onto a fine cross-field pass from Pedro ahead of Holding, to fire a powerful strike that Ospina palms behind. Slight delay in the match as Ospina is down with an injury.
25′ Kanté is penalised for a foul on Welbeck.
23′ Pedro is penalised for a foul on Xhaka.
18′ So close!! The delivery is met by Welbeck, whose header hits the post with the loose ball headed against the post and out by Ramsey.
17′ Alonso concedes a corner.
16′ The corner is dealt with by the Blues.
15′ Cahill concedes a corner.
15′ Chance!! Özil is played through on-goal and he has just Courtois to beat and the German lobs the Belgian but Cahill makes a fine challenge to clear the ball off the line.
14′ Hazard drives forward before Mertesacker makes a fine challenge to deny the Belgian with the loose ball falling to Costa, whose effort is blocked.
13′ Sánchez fires an effort just over the bar from-range.
9′ Bellerín is penalised for a foul.
8′ Pedro wins a freekick after a cynical foul from Ramsey, who receives a yellow card.
6′ Holding meets the delivery with a header that he sends over the bar.
5′ Costa wins a freekick after a foul from Holding.
4′ Goal!! Sánchez latches onto his own pass to fire the ball home past Courtois after Ramsey left the ball from an offside position. The referee initially disallowed the goal for offside before awarding the goal after a discussion with his linesman. The Chilean initially handled the ball but the referee was unmoved.
3′ Courtois claims the delivery.
3′ Azpilicueta concedes a corner.
0′ Chelsea get the game underway.
Arsenal F.C.: David Ospina (GK), Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Héctor Bellerín, Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Danny Welbeck
Chelsea F.C.: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matić, N’Golo Kanté, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Diego Costa