Alexis Sanchez scored an extra-time winner to send Arsenal into the FA Cup final with a 2-1 win over Manchester City at Wembley.
The Chilean poked home from close range to put his side ahead for the first time in the match, and they held on as Man City struggled to create the onslaught you would have expected from a team heading out of the competition.
City had lead through Sergio Aguero, who looked to have overrun the ball when one-one-one with Petr Cech but the goalkeeper was slow to react which allowed Aguero to dink the ball over him and into the net.
However Arsenal showed good spirit throughout and equalised in through an unlikely source, Nacho Monreal, when he volleyed in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's excellent cross.
The Citizens will rue hitting the woodwork twice with the score 1-1, and will also cite Raheem Sterling having a goal incorrectly disallowed in the first half.
The Gunners will face Chelsea in May's final, while Pep Guardiola is set to go without silverware in his first season in England.
Have Arsenal saved their season? Arsenal have been way off the pace in the Premier League, a fact made all the worse by Tottenham’s form, and suffered their usual humiliating exit in the last 16 of the Champions League too. The pressure has been mounting on Arsene Wenger, the board and the players but the opportunity to win silverware next month gives them a chance to at least go some way to rescuing their season. There may be underlying issues but the club has only won two trophies in 12 campaigns, so silverware shouldn’t be scoffed at.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal). In an unfamiliar position he excelled, helping to keep the dangerous Leroy Sane quiet while also providing Arsenal’s most potent threat going forward. When their equaliser came it was no surprise that he was involved and it was a lovely cross to find Monreal.
29’ – PENALTY APPEAL! Aguero goes to ground in the box after a clumsy Oxlade-Chamberlain makes contact from behind but the referee says no penalty. Arsenal got away with one there.
40’ – DISALLOWED GOAL! Huge controversy as City have the ball in the net through Sterling, who is first to react after Aguero's shot is saved by Cech, but the linesman says Sane's cross, from which Aguero was shooting, went out of play. Replays suggest otherwise.
45’ – PENALTY APPEAL! Arsenal want a penalty as Sanchez takes a tumble while trying to get on the end of an overhit free-kick with Navas for company. The City man had a little pull of the shirt and wasn't looking at the ball, so is certainly fortunate.
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