Arsenal Wins FA Cup After Aaron Ramsey Dows Hull City With Extra-Time Goal


Aaron Ramsey and Mikel ArtetaArsenal’s agonizing, nine-year wait for a major trophy is over.

The Gunners lifted the FA Cup on Saturday after defeating Hull City 3-2 in the final on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Aaron Ramsey scored the game-winning goal in the second half of extra time to secure Arsenal’s first silverware since its FA Cup triumph in 2005.

Hull City took a shock, two-goal lead after defenders James Chester and Curtis Davies scored in the fourth and eighth minutes, respectively.

Santi Cazorla’s cut the deficit in half with a sublime free kick in the 17th minute, but it took nearly another hour for Arsenal to tie the game. Laurent Koscielny scored the equalizer off of a corner kick in the 71st minute, but neither team could win the game in 90 minutes.

Ramsey broke the deadlock in the 108th minute when he ran onto Olivier Giroud’s back-heel and beat goalkeeper Alan McGregor with a low shot to the near post.

The FA Cup triumph was Arsenal’s 11th, which moves the Gunners into a tie with Manchester United for most in the competition’s history. It was Arsenal’s fifth FA Cup victory under Arsene Wenger, who confirmed his intention to continue as manager next season.

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