FA Cup final 2014: Arsenal v Hull - as it happened - Live coverage - The Independent

FA Cup final 2014: Arsenal v Hull - as it happened



BY SIMON RICE

by Jack de Menezes

  • FULL TIME: ARSENAL 3 (Cazorla 16', Koscielny 71', Ramsey 110') HULL CITY 2 (Chester 4', Davies 9')
    • Chester and Davies stun Arsenal to give Hull early lead
    • Cazorla scores a beautiful free-kick to get Arsenal off the mark
    • Koscielny knocks in after 71 mins
    • Game goes into extra-time with score level 2-2
    • Ramsey scores in extra time
    • ARSENAL WIN THE FA CUP
    5/17/2014 3:39:20 PM
  • Welcome to our live coverage of the 2014 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull, brought to you live from Wembley
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  • It's a glorious day here inside Wembley Stadium. Let's hope the football can match it...
    5/17/2014 3:39:46 PM
  • Without further ado here are today's teams...

    Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud. 
    Subs: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Flamini, Sanogo.

    Hull: McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Rosenior, Quinn, Fryatt. 
    Subs: Figueroa, Koren, McShane, Boyd, Sagbo, Harper, Aluko.
    5/17/2014 3:40:41 PM
  • So what does this mean to these two sides? Just in case you haven't read just about any article about Arsenal you should be aware it's been nine years since their last trophy when they won this competition in 2005. Such is the pressure on the Gunners to put that clock back to zero it's been suggested Arsene Wenger could leave the club if they fail today. The Professor is out of contract this summer and yet to renew. 

    For Hull the clock has been ticking around ever since the club was formed 110 years ago. Not only have they never won major silverware, they've never been in an FA Cup final. 
    5/17/2014 3:41:40 PM

  •  BBQ weather? It's FA Cup final weather! We're just 10 minutes from kick off now. We've got 'Breathe' by the Prodigy pumping out - the players would be wise to remember that in this heat.


    5/17/2014 3:48:23 PM
  • Things a little calmer now. It's only Leona Lewis belting out Abide With Me. Word has it she's a Gooner. She'll be hoping her team don't Keep Bleeding and end their trophy drought.
    5/17/2014 3:51:02 PM
  • He might work for Manchester City now but there's little doubt where the man who lifted this trophy in 2005's loyalty lies...

    5/17/2014 3:52:58 PM
  • Leona Lewis AND Prince William! It's that time where a lot of hands get shaken...
    5/17/2014 3:54:18 PM
  • Right, Leona, the brass band and the dancers are off the pitch. Just 22 players and the ref now. About to get started...
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  • 1 min: We're off...
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  • 4 mins: GOAL FOR HULL!
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  • 4 mins: Hull take an early lead and it's dramatic scenes at Wembley. From a corner, James Chester taps in from close range!
    5/17/2014 4:08:26 PM
  • 9 mins: GOAL FOR HULL!
    5/17/2014 4:08:40 PM
  • GOAL!!!Hull getting deeper and deeper. But Giroud gets behind them and pulls it back for Sanogo who tries to flick it at the neat post. It leads to a corner and Arsenal SCORE!
    5/17/2014 5:30:05 PM
  • Koscielny is the goal scorer. Headers ricochet off each other before the Arsenal defender, standing in front of the keeper, turns it in from a couple of yards out. We're all square again.
    5/17/2014 5:31:12 PM
  • 75 min: So which way will this game go now? Arsenal in the ascendancy, but can they finish the job? Quinn is replaced by Aluko for Hull.
    5/17/2014 5:33:23 PM
  • 78 min: Arsenal break into the box but Ozil's touch is overhit and Sanogo can't get on the end of it. Hull beginning to show a bit more adventure in the other direction though.
    5/17/2014 5:37:00 PM
  • 80 min: What. A. Miss. The ball falls to Gibbs just eight yards out. He has time to take a touch. He set's himself. The somehow manages to rifle it over the bar. Perhaps Hodgson was right not to consider him for the World Cup squad.
    5/17/2014 5:38:34 PM
  • 81 min: Cazorla is down in the box again. There was nothing in that though. Arsenal don't fancy extra-time by the looks of their relentless attacking.
    5/17/2014 5:39:43 PM
  • 83 min: Fantastic effort from Giroud with a volley from the edge of the box. McGregor tips it round the post and Hull deal with the corner.
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  • 85 min: Late from Giroud and he's rightly booked. A bit of frustration from the the Frenchman after Arsenal's latest move broke down because of him. Five minutes from extra-time.
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  • The moment Koscielny made it 2-2. 


    5/17/2014 5:44:47 PM
  • 90 min: Hull sitting very deep again, welcoming Arsenal to come and attack them. There really aren't many gaps to be exploited though, as much as they try. So Sanogo has a go from the edge of the box and that ws just inches from going into the bottom corner.
    5/17/2014 5:48:26 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Five minutes of added time. And Hull lump it into the box. Arsenal make a meal of it but manage to get it away. We're in next goal wins it territory.
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  • 90 + 3 min: Giroud manages to turn in the box after an Arsenal counter attack but there's just not enough pace on the shot.
    5/17/2014 5:51:04 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: Hull City with a chance to lump it into the Arsenal box...
    5/17/2014 5:51:33 PM
  • 90 + 4 min: Which is what they do but Arsenal get it away and counter. The Gunners can't open them up though.
    5/17/2014 5:52:37 PM
  • 90 + 5 min: As Sagna gives away a free-kick that looks like normal time up. And it is. We've got another 30 minutes to go (and perhaps penalties). 

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  • These could be the nails of just about any supporter here at Wembley right now. 


    5/17/2014 5:56:36 PM
  • ET: This really is magic of the FA Cup time. Can't wait to see the first player suffering from cramp. 
    5/17/2014 5:58:06 PM
  • ET - 91 min: Ok, here we go. Can someone be a hero and save us from the agony (or drama, depending on how you look at it) of penalties?  
    5/17/2014 5:59:32 PM
  • ET - 93 min: Arsenal starting extra time on the front foot with Cazorla nearly getting his head on it inside the box. Not quite though (unsurpisingly for the shortest player on the pitch).
    5/17/2014 6:02:01 PM
  • ET - 93 min: Arsenal starting extra time on the front foot with Cazorla nearly getting his head on it inside the box. Not quite though (unsurpisingly for the shortest player on the pitch).
    5/17/2014 6:03:00 PM
  • ET - 94 min: Sanogo with a great run forward and the ball breaks to Giroud but his first time shot is well blocked.
    5/17/2014 6:03:19 PM
  • ET - 95 min: The Frenchman then heads it onto the bar. The keeper was rooted to the spot there, just a couple of inches lower and Arsenal had turned this match around entirely. Ramsey then fires over.
    5/17/2014 6:04:21 PM

  • The pressure it mounting. I'm expecting ties off as well as the jackets soon. 


    5/17/2014 6:05:33 PM
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