Chelsea Football Club head coach Frank Lampard on Saturday tasted the vinegary liquor in a 97 terrific minutes at Wembley stadium.
Six minutes after the whistle was blown to kick off the match, the blues striked humble but lethal arsenal through Christian Pulisic opening goal leaving the Gunners behind by a nill to a goal.
Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring against Arsenal at Wembley stadium.
He becomes the first American footballer to score in FA Cup finals.
Arsenal’s captain Pierre Aubameyang won a penalty in the 28TH minute few seconds after scoring from an offside position, equalising through the penalty shoot with the two teams settling for halftime with a draw of a goal each.
The penalty was awarded by match referee Anthony Taylor after Aubameyang was hauled to ground by Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta.
Hector Bellerin’s super pass to Pepe after fantasticly challenging Andreas Christensen created room for a second goal after Pepe forwarded the ball to Aubameyang who converted it to put the Gunners ahead of the first victorious Chelsea.
Arsenal’s captain Pierre Aubamayeng scores the penalty shoot to equalise the match
Six minutes later, Mateo Kovacic was red carded for a second bookable offence leaving his team 10 man.
Aubameyang, Cellabos and Niles were ranked the best match players with ratings of 9 – 8 – 8 respectively while Pulisic, Caballero and Jorginho were the three best match players from Chelsea side with match ratings of 7 – 6 – 6 respectively.
Arsenal captain Pierre Aubameyang lifts the trophy together with teammates after beating Chelsea 2:1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley stadium.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta praised his squad for showing an impressive performance, adding that Aubameyang did fantastic job just like it was in the case during semi final.
“Big games require big moments from big players. Aubameyang delivered that in the semi-final, he’s done it again in the final and that’s why you ask about those players. He said.
He described the moment as one of ‘his proudest’ in football career expressing his contentment with the victory.
On 12 March this year, Arteta tested positive for Covid – 19 prompting the entire team to go for isolation.
“I think [it’s the proudest moment of my career]. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved as I know the difficulties and everything we’ve been through.
The former Arsenal captain admitted that the team has been going through tough times over the last six months but he (in the capacity of head coach) had one great mission of making the entire club fretenity to believe that it’s possible.
“It’s been so tough the last six months for a lot of things that have happened in our lives, but I had only one mission when I came here which was to make the players and the staff believe that we could do it.”
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard admitted that his team did not play well enough to win the game adding that the team was not able to contain Aubameyang.
“We didn’t play well enough. We didn’t play great for us, but we did compete in the game and we had chances. When you give an opportunity like that to Aubameyang, he will finish you off.”
Lampard who described Aubameyang as top – class player linked the teams poor performance to lack of players after losing a good number of players to inyury.
“A frustrating part of today’s game was that I showed that a lot to the players and we worked on it, but we allowed him in easily. He’s a top-class player, and the second goal is the sort of speed and quality of a player at this level that wins games like these.”
He is also the second manager to win a major trophy in their first season in charge of the club after George Graham in 1986 – 87.