LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal came back from two-goals down to beat Hull City 3-2 and win the FA Cup title at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
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Steve Bruce’s Hull City stunned Arsene Wenger’s Gunners with two early goals inside eight minutes through James Chester and Curtis Davies, but Arsenal managed to shake off the early setbacks and comeback into the game.
A stunning 30-yard free-kick from Santi Cazorla cut the deficit to 2-1 at half-time before Gunners rallied in the second half.
Laurent Koscielny leveled the scores when he netted from a corner before the fit-again Aaron Ramsey scored the winner in extra-time to end Arsenal’s nine-year drought for a trophy.
“We wanted to make history tonight and win the game, and we made history in both ways – how not to start a cup final and how to come back,” Wenger told ITV after the game.
“I’m very happy for the players because I think it was a turning point in the lifetime of this team, and to know they can win in that way was very important today.”
A disappointed Hull City boss Steve Bruce said: “Unfortunately we ran out of juice. You could see that. All week we’ve been carrying people and they hurt us at the finish,” he told BT Sport 1.
“I couldn’t ask any more of them, but today it wasn’t to be for us, which is unfortunate.
“The vast majority (of the players) are the team that got us promoted last year so all credit to them. They’ve given everything but in the end we just fell short on the day.”