Arsenal came back from two goals behind in a dramatic final at Wembley to claim the FA Cup, ending their 8 years barren spell of silverware. Hull were looking for a shock result with Steve Bruce’s side doubling their advantage, taking a two goal lead within the opening eight minutes.
Santi Cazorla then got a goal back for the Gunners with a delightful free kick before Laurent Koscielny restored parity in the second half. Steve Bruce’s side rarely threatened as the Gunners took a strong foothold but failed to put the game to bed in normal time.
“We wanted to make history tonight and win the game and we did that in both ways – how not to start the Cup final and how to come back. I think it was a turning point in the life time of this team – to know they can win in that way was really important today.
“It would have been terrible [to lose] but we came back. I’ve praised the spirit of this team and they showed that today. I always said my future doesn’t depend on this but I always wanted to stay.”