Aaron Ramsey’s wonder goal ends Arsenal’s nine years of hurt

Aaron Ramsey scored one of the great FA

Cup final goals to crown Arsenal's sensational FA Cup final comeback

against Hull City.

Ramsey lashed home a tremendous first-time

shot with the outside of his foot to put the Gunners 3-2 ahead after

being given an opening by Olivier Giroud's exquisite backheel.

It was the Welshman's 18th goal of the season

even though he missed three months out through injury.

The goal came four minutes into the second half of extra time and was

worthy of a fantastic match in which Steve Bruce's Hull had raced into

a 2-0 lead inside nine minutes.

Ramsey, who was named man of the match,

said: 'We've conceded a few times in the big

games this year but we've shown great

character to come back and to score the

winner like that in extra time is a dream I've

had for many years.

'This one is for the manager and the fans who

have already believed in us, even when things

have not gone well for us. I'm really


Ending Arsenal's nine-year wait for a trophy

since manager Arsene Wenger's men beat

Manchester United in the 2005 cup final was

never destined to come without some heart-

stopping moments.

And, after Ramsey's goal, Lukasz Fabianski

provided an almighty scare by dashing out to

the touchline after Per Mertesacker slipped.

The Gunners keeper was beaten to the ball by

Sone Aluko but his shot flew across the face of

the unguarded net.

Arsenal certainly did it the hard way, having

fallen 2-0 behind inside the first nine minutes.

James Chester and Curtis Davies were on target

for the Tigers who had Arsenal on the ropes

when Alex Bruce's goalbound header was

cleared off the line by Kieran Gibbs.

Given hope by Santi Cazorla's 15th-minute free

kick, Arsenal were then frustrated for long

periods until Laurent Koscielny equalised nine

minutes from time.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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