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Arsenal vs Chelsea, Live Score and Commentary, FA Cup Final 2016-17 - ARS vs CHE

ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA (Sanchez 4', Ramsey 79'| Costa 76') (Moses Red 69')
Updated: 27 May 2017 23:58 IST - Published: 27 May 2017 21:55 IST
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PEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEP!

ARSENAL ARE FA CUP VICTORS FOR A RECORD THIRTEENTH TIME. 

Wenger has had far greater triumphs in his time. but none more sweet. This was his Cup, his triumph, as he out thought and out manouvered the much vaunted Antonio Conte. Arsenal were better on the day, and Chelsea simply looked dazed all day - horrendously poor from them, but supremely intense from Arsenal. 

Lovely stuff. 

Thank you for reading, and for your mails.

Anirudh Menon signing out. 

Toodle-ooo
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94' Ozil loses possession and Willian motors forward before Rob Holding gets a solid thump on the ball.....  
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93' Giroud does well against Kante to keep ahold of the ball and Arsenal make a time-wasting substitution to take off the excellent Alexis Sanchez and give Mo Elneny his first taste of the FA Cup Final. Ramadan Kareem, Mohammed.
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92' FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME, and Sanchez welcomes that by winning a foul of Batshuayi. From the freekick, Chelsea go to sleep and OZIL ALMOST GHOSTS IN ON GOAL 
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91' Chelsea counter at pace but Monreal's supreme tackle on Kante puts an end to that. Luiz then goes on the rampage down the right but his cross into the box is easily saved by Ospina.
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90' Ozil almost picks out a rampaging Bellerin as Arsenal counter yet again from a Chelsea set-piece... and he wins a throw in. 
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89' Conte makes the weirdest FA CUP FINAL sub of all time as he takes off Costa for Batshuayi
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88' OH MY WORD OZIL! Another horrible pass from Kante gifts possession to Ozil who runs at Chelsea, draws Azpilicueta in, sits him on the ground with a feint of supreme elegance before smashing a ball off the inside of the post - that Courtois smothers away for a corner. WOOF! OZIL!
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87' Chelsea move forward in numbers and DIEGO COSTA ALMOST EQUALISES!!! Ospina bats away Hazard's initial effort before Costa smashes it straight at Ospina!!!
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86' Francis Coquelin channels his inner Cristiano Ronaldo to throw in a couple of stepoivers while running at Azpilicueta - but the Spaniard is wise to the way of the world and stands his ground. 
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85' Hector Bellerin, though, has no problems with pace. He outstrips three men in Blue before finding himself inside the Chelsea box. He takes a snapshot that sails narrowly wide - Chelsea have looked vulnerable on the break all day long. 
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84' Sanchez sweeps a ball forward, but Giroud is no Welbeck and the pace (or lack thereof) of the Frenchman saves Chelsea's blushes
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83' He's not been on a minute, and he's into the book. Francis Coquelin, ladies and gentlemen. 
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82' Samyak cracks wise "Arsenal need special allowances for 4 substitutions, one specifically saved to bring Giroud on. ". Wenger, meanwhile, uses his second sub to bring on Coquelin for Chamberlain. The Frenchman is going to reprise a role he played for Freiburg - LWB

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81' Willian has way too much guile for Xhaka and the Swiss goes into the book. From the freekick taken by Willian himself, Luiz heads it narrowly wide after making a nice little run to the near post.
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80' Chelsea motor forward again, Azpilicueta swings it in and Alonso is just beaten to it by Holding. This match is not over by any means
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WHAT A SUBSTITUTION! Olivier Giroud is slipped in by Sanchez and the Frenchman lifts in a lovely little ball that Aaron Ramsey thumps in off his noggin'  Superb run and clinical header from my man of the match so far - the Welshman deserves that goal.
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79' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! RAMSEY!
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78' Wenger responds by taking off the excellent Danny Welbeck for Olivier Giroud. 
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Of course it had to be him. Of course. Chelsea stream forward and Willian swings it into Costa. He drags Holding to one side, chests it down and volleys a goal that bounces in off a weak Ospina hand and into the back of the net. 
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76' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!! DIEGO COSTA
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75' Chelsea are pressing high up the pitch and are winning the ball back much better but Luiz tries to do too much all by himself - but Ramsey holds his ground. 
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74' Hazard wins a corner off Monreal... the Belgian's presence on the pitch means that Chelsea are still in with a chance.
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73' Bellerin tries to slip in Ozil down the Arsenal right, but Alonso does just about enough to keep the marauding German at bay. Ozil has been brilliant today, it has to be said
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71' Arsenal are passing the ball around with ease in the Chelsea third. Sanchez and Chamberlain work their way down that vacant right-back slot but the Chileans's ball across the box doesn't trouble the Blues. The Ox then puts an end to that move by smashing a ball into row Z. Conte hooks Pedro (arguably his best player on the day) for the directness of Willian.