Arsenal beat Chelsea, another London club, 2: 1 (1: 1) at Wembley Stadium.
The result of the game was revealed by Kristiāns Pulisičs in the fifth minute. A moment before, Olivier Girou broke into the penalty area, who quickly found Pulisić on the right side of the field. The American quickly played the defender in front and put Chelsea in the lead from a close distance.
The guests knew how to play and did it in a rather cunning way. 28 minutes into the match, Obamejangs came through the middle and almost added to his team’s lead, but the shot went wide. Judge Sesar Aspilikvet was sentenced by a yellow card, but he went to see the situation. A moment later, the judge pointed out that Obamejang had to step on the 11-meter mark, from which the attacker also reached a draw.
Chelseas second half began unsuccessfully, as the only goalkeeper Pulisičs injured the leg’s thigh muscle at the moment of the blow. Pedro was the replacement.
The next minutes were not gratifying either, because Obameyang reached 2: 1 in the 22nd minute of the second half. The attacker was already in the penalty area from Nikolasa Pepes and went towards the goal. Shortly before the shot, Obamejangs played the defender, but then a broadcast followed in the upper corner of the goal.
Chelseas failures continued for the rest of the time, with Mateo Kovačič earning his second yellow card in the 73rd minute. Two minutes later, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta also received a yellow “patch” for a discussion with the referee.
The teams went for the halftime break at 104 minutes into the match.
The game was close to savage at times, and Pedros attacks resulted in a goal coming in from the right after 7 minutes, but the ball was just wide.
Earlier in the semi-finals, Arsenal played last year’s champions City of Manchester 2-0, while Chelsea beat United United 3-1.
It is significant that the FA trophy was once raised above the head by the coaches of both clubs. This happened while the specialists were still honoring footballers.
On July, Pulisič became the first American to score in the FA Cup final. Meanwhile, Obameyang became the second-time top scorer in the FA Cup final of all time. The attacker made the exact broadcast on Saturday at the age of 31.
This was the first time in the tournament’s 139-year history that fans had not watched the final match.
In the event that Chelsea wins the duel, Wolverhampton Wanderers, who finished the English Premier League season in seventh place, would win the UEFA Europa League tournament next year.
Arsenal played for the 21st time in the final of this tournament, and Chelsea for the 14th time. Both teams have met twice in the final and have won “Arsenal” in both matches – 2: 0 in 2002 and 2: 1 in 2017.
Last year, in the FA Cup final, Manchester City defeated Watford 6: 0.
Most FA trophies – 14 – belong to Arsenal, while Manchester United are two less.