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Arsenal Beats Chelsea In English FA Cup Title [Updated]

Aaron Ramsey fired in the goal for Arsenal in a 2-1 winner over Chelsea minutes after Chelsea had drawn level which saw Arsenal lift the FA Cup for the third time in four years.

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“Alexis Sanchez controversially put Arsenal ahead when he dinked the ball past Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea appealed for offside, and handball,” Eurosport reports.

“Arsenal could have been more than two up, as Danny Welbeck hit the post and Chelsea cleared off the line through Gary Cahill, twice.

“In the second half, Chelsea started much brighter and went close with Pedro and N’Golo Kante early on. 

“Victor Moses then saw red: a second yellow for a pitiful dive in the box.

“With Chelsea on the back foot, Arsenal allowed them back into the game when Costa’s deflected shot beat Ospina at the back post.

“But [it] then went back ahead through Ramsey almost instantly.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal): After such a poor season where he went missing, Ozil linked up well with Sanchez and Welbeck in attack, and kept Chelsea almost constantly on the back foot. 

“Arsenal need their best players to be at their best to succeed – Sanchez was brilliant, as was Per Mertesacker – and that so rarely happens consistently,” the report concludes.

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