Fiji Time: 3:51 AM on Monday 18 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Gunners in FA Cup final

Afp
Monday, April 14, 2014

LONDON - Arsenal beat holders Wigan 4-2 on penalties to win a dramatic FA Cup semi-final at Wembley yesterday after the teams were level at 1-1 after extra-time.

The Gunners will play either Hull or Sheffield United in the final.

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi, selected by manager Arsene Wenger instead of regular first-choice Wojciech Szczesny, saved Wigan's two opening penalties from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison.

There was no way back for Wigan from there, with Arsenal's Santi Cazorla sealing the shoot-out win when he beat former England goalkeeper Scott Carson.

Wigan, who made history last season by becoming the first side to win the FA Cup and be relegated from English football's top flight in the same season, took the lead in normal time.

Jordi Gomez's 63rd-minute penalty put them ahead and left Arsenal, without a major trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, looking at yet another season without silverware.

But Germany defender Per Mertesacker, who had conceded the penalty, gave Arsenal a lifeline eight minutes from time when he nodded in a shot from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62560.6066
JPY 55.611352.6113
GBP 0.36370.3557
EUR 0.41590.4039
NZD 0.70740.6744
AUD 0.64210.6171
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 15th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Youngster pens letter to Donald Trump
  2. Locked out
  3. Chief lies in state
  4. Caught by surprise
  5. Raj stands firm
  6. Navala, fight or war
  7. ATS strike unlawful: Usamate
  8. Two become One
  9. Rising sea level forces families to move
  10. New eatery for pizza lovers

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Ravai tells all Saturday (16 Dec)
  3. Joy turns into sorrow Friday (15 Dec)
  4. Youngster pens letter to Donald Trump Sunday (17 Dec)
  5. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  6. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  7. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry Monday (11 Dec)
  8. Kalouniwai: Fiji soldiers not affected Wednesday (13 Dec)
  9. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)
  10. 'Happy' with results Thursday (14 Dec)