Arsenal vs. Chelsea score: Aubameyang scores twice as Gunners win FA Cup, qualify for Europa; Pulisic injured
Written by MAX FM on August 3, 2020
Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup final, 2-1, qualifying for the Europa League as a result. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both goals for the Gunners, one on either side of halftime. Chelsea’s American star Christian Pulisic scored but left the game due to injury.
Pulisic scored just five minutes in to give the Blues early control, but Aubameyang scored a penalty kick in the first half and then put home a brilliant winner in the 67th minute that was a bit controversial due to a possible foul in the build-up. Chelsea finished the game
with 10 men following Mateo Kovacic’s questionable red card in the second half, earning his second yellow for a challenge on Granit Xhaka.
The result is a massive one for the Gunners, who finish the season with a trophy, qualify for Europe, and get revenge on their fellow London club after losing the Europa League final to them last season.
In the end, Arsenal was the deserved winner for a few reasons. Aside from Aubameyang taking his chances, the club was simply sharper. The defense, which has long been a problem, played quite well. The Blues lacked creativity and Arsenal took control as the game went on. Now, there is no doubt the Gunners benefited from the officiating more than Chelsea did. There was the foul in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta to concede a penalty kick, which could have been given as a free-kick outside the box, but that call was fine in the end.
Then there was the second goal from Arsenal where Hector Bellerin looked to have fouled Andreas Christensen in the build-up, but it wasn’t given. Check out the finish though: