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English FA Cup

Sunday, 4 January 2015,

Arsenal
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Hull
  • Kickoff: 18:30 BST
  • Stadium: Emirates Stadium
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance: 59,439
  • 20' Per Mertesacker
  • 82' Alexis Sánchez

    Arsenal

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    Hull City

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    Wenger keen for more silverware

    Manager Arsene Wenger would not have walked out on Arsenal if they had lost the FA Cup final last season, and is determined to do all he can to deliver another open-top bus parade around Islington in the summer.

    The Gunners host Hull on Sunday in a repeat of what was a dramatic clash at Wembley in the May sunshine, when Wenger's side battled back from trailing 2-0 inside eight minutes to win with a stoppage-time goal from Aaron Ramsey which ended a nine-year quest for some silverware.

    Wenger went on to sign a new deal following his side's Wembley triumph, the euphoria which greeted it having seen the Arsenal players on their knees at the final whistle and then some 250,000 supporters turn the streets around the Emirates Stadium into a sea of red and white as the French coach held aloft the famous old trophy once again.

    The Arsenal manager, though, insists quitting was never on his mind, no matter what the outcome had been that afternoon some eight months ago.

    "Walk away? No. I have just won my 600th game out of 1,000 - that means I have won 60 per cent of the games and after 18 years, you would not be serious to walk away for losing one game. I do my job as well as I can and I respect my contract," said Wenger.

    "It (sense of relief) was because we didn't win a trophy for years and people want that.

    "Also, after being 2-0 down after 10 minutes and they nearly scored the third goal, you know that you have very little chances of winning, so the fact that we were 2-0 down and turned it around was a fantastic relief.

    "It was nice to see our fans happy and it shows you how happy the club is when you win.

    "We want another cup run and we want to, if possible, keep the trophy. We have won it five times in my period (in charge) so that means we know the importance that it has."

    Wenger continued: "It is a great memory, but we have a big job to do on Sunday and (after) come back in the Premier League, then we have the Champions League.

    "What is for sure is that we have room for improvement and we have to manage to do that quickly."

    With on-going injury problems and the suspension of forward Olivier Giroud, Wenger has few options to rotate his squad.

    Harry Maguire may not have been at Hull when they made last season's FA Cup final but the defender did enjoy his own share of unexpected success in the competition.

    Sunday sees the Tigers take on their Wembley conquerors Arsenal - a game Maguire had his own designs on at Sheffield United.

    The League One side were last season's surprise package, taking top flight scalps in the shape of Aston Villa and Fulham before reaching the semi-finals with victories over Nottingham Forest and Charlton.

    Maguire, 21, was a central figure in that run, which ended as the Blades went down 5-3 to his current employers in the last four.

    "I wanted Hull to win the final after they beat us in the semi," he said.

    "They got into a great position (2-0 ahead) but unfortunately just couldn't see it through.

    "We know it will be another tough game at Arsenal but there's nothing better than going there on the back of beating Everton, so hopefully we can match it with another similar performance and get something out of it."

    Should Maguire feature at Emirates Stadium it would mark quite a rise.

    Having jumped two divisions he was given plenty of time to settle at Hull and two substitute appearances in the past fortnight represent his entire Premier League career to date.

    But with injuries to Michael Dawson, Liam Rosenior and Andy Robertson leaving City light at the back, he may come into the reckoning if Curtis Davies or Alex Bruce require a rest.

    "I could have gone out on loan a month ago but I wouldn't have been in the position I am now. It's turned out well," said Maguire.

    "I have had to be patient but with those three injuries now I have my chance to show that we have a big squad that can cope.

    "I had quite a few offers to go out and get a month's worth of games but Steve said he wanted me to stay here and train with Premier League players and I feel that even though I haven't been playing games I am already a better player for it.

    "I want to show I can step up to it."

    91'+2

    Chuba Akpom commits a foul on Harry Maguire resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    91'+2

    Throw-in: Robert Brady takes it (Attacking)

    91'+2

    David Ospina takes a long goal kick

    91'+1

    Abel Hernandez hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    91'+1

    Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.

    91'+1

    Calum Chambers clears the ball from danger.

    91'+1

    Paul McShane crosses the ball.

    91'

    Paul McShane clears the ball from danger.

    91'

    David Ospina takes a long goal kick

    91'

    Arsenal makes a sub: Ainsley Maitland-Niles enters for Joel Campbell. Reason: Tactical

    91'

    End of the game

    91'

    The referee has signaled the end of the second half

    90'

    Thomas Ince curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

    89'

    David Ospina makes the save (Catch)

    89'

    Tom Huddlestone hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    88'

    Hector Bellerin clears the ball from danger.

    88'

    Joel Campbell clears the ball from danger.

    88'

    Robert Brady (Hull City) Free Kick at 88'

    88'

    Francis Coquelin

    87'

    Francis Coquelin commits a foul on Harry Maguire resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    87'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    86'

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    86'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    86'

    Harry Maguire clears the ball from danger.

    86'

    Santi Cazorla crosses the ball.

    86'

    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Free Kick at 86'

    85'

    Curtis Davies

    85'

    Curtis Davies commits a foul on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    84'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Defending)

    84'

    Arsenal makes a sub: Chuba Akpom enters for Alexis Sánchez. Reason: Tactical

    82'

    2 - 0

    Goal!! Alexis Sánchez hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Arsenal now leads 2 - 0

    82'

    Alexis Sánchez curls a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

    82'

    That last goal was assisted by Santi Cazorla

    80'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Attacking)

    80'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Attacking)

    79'

    David Ospina takes a short goal kick

    79'

    Abel Hernandez hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

    79'

    Curtis Davies blocks the shot

    79'

    Joel Campbell hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    79'

    Harry Maguire clears the ball from danger.

    79'

    Tom Huddlestone clears the ball from danger.

    78'

    Throw-in: Nacho Monreal takes it (Defending)

    77'

    Throw-in: Ahmed Elmohamady takes it (Attacking)

    77'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    77'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Defending)

    76'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    76'

    Steve Harper (Hull City) Free Kick at 76'

    76'

    Arsenal makes a sub: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain enters for Theo Walcott. Reason: Tactical

    76'

    Alexis Sánchez

    75'

    Alexis Sánchez commits a foul on Curtis Davies resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    75'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    75'

    Stephen Quinn blocks the shot

    75'

    Francis Coquelin hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    74'

    Steve Harper makes the save (Parry)

    74'

    Alexis Sánchez hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    73'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    73'

    Hector Bellerin curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    72'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    72'

    Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.

    71'

    Harry Maguire clears the ball from danger.

    71'

    Joel Campbell crosses the ball.

    71'

    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Free Kick at 71'

    71'

    Stephen Quinn commits a foul on Francis Coquelin resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    70'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    69'

    Hector Bellerin clears the ball from danger.

    69'

    Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.

    69'

    Throw-in: Nacho Monreal takes it (Defending)

    69'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Defending)

    69'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Defending)

    69'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    68'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    67'

    Hull City makes a sub: Abel Hernandez enters for Yannick Sagbo. Reason: Tactical

    67'

    Theo Walcott hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    66'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    66'

    Hector Bellerin crosses the ball.

    65'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Defending)

    62'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Attacking)

    62'

    Joel Campbell clears the ball from danger.

    62'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    62'

    Hull City makes a sub: Ahmed Elmohamady enters for Sone Aluko. Reason: Tactical

    61'

    Joel Campbell curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    61'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Defending)

    59'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Free Kick at 59'

    59'

    Theo Walcott commits a foul on Stephen Quinn resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    59'

    Throw-in: Hector Bellerin takes it (Defending)

    59'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    59'

    David Ospina takes a long goal kick

    58'

    Robert Brady crosses the ball.

    58'

    Robert Brady (Hull City) Free Kick at 58'

    57'

    Joel Campbell commits a nasty foul on Paul McShane resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    56'

    Calum Chambers clears the ball from danger.

    55'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Defending)

    54'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Free Kick at 54'

    54'

    Tomas Rosicky commits a foul on Stephen Quinn resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    54'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    54'

    David Ospina takes a long goal kick

    54'

    Robert Brady curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

    52'

    Thomas Ince (Hull City) Free Kick at 52'

    51'

    Francis Coquelin commits a foul on Thomas Ince resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    51'

    Francis Coquelin blocks the shot

    51'

    Tom Huddlestone hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    51'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    51'

    Paul McShane crosses the ball.

    51'

    Robert Brady crosses the ball.

    50'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Free Kick at 50'

    50'

    Alexis Sánchez commits a foul on Stephen Quinn resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    49'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    49'

    David Ospina (Arsenal) Free Kick at 49'

    49'

    Yannick Sagbo commits a foul on Calum Chambers resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    48'

    Steve Harper makes the save (Other)

    48'

    Alexis Sánchez hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    47'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Attacking)

    46'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Defending)

    46'

    Maynor Figueroa clears the ball from danger.

    46'

    The second half is under way

    46'+1

    Stephen Quinn clears the ball from danger.

    46'

    Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) Free Kick at 46'

    46'

    Paul McShane

    46'

    Paul McShane commits a foul on Nacho Monreal resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    46'

    The referee has signaled the end of the first half

    46'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    45'

    Nacho Monreal crosses the ball.

    45'

    Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Free Kick at 45'

    45'

    Paul McShane commits a foul on Alexis Sánchez resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    45'

    Harry Maguire clears the ball from danger.

    43'

    Throw-in: Nacho Monreal takes it (Defending)

    43'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    42'

    Throw-in: Hector Bellerin takes it (Defending)

    42'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    40'

    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Free Kick at 40'

    40'

    Sone Aluko commits a foul on Francis Coquelin resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    40'

    Robert Brady clears the ball from danger.

    40'

    Alexis Sánchez crosses the ball.

    40'

    Robert Brady clears the ball from danger.

    39'

    Harry Maguire blocks the shot

    39'

    Joel Campbell curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    39'

    Paul McShane clears the ball from danger.

    38'

    Maynor Figueroa clears the ball from danger.

    38'

    Hector Bellerin crosses the ball.

    37'

    Theo Walcott hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    37'

    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Free Kick at 37'

    37'

    Sone Aluko commits a foul on Per Mertesacker resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    36'

    Throw-in: Hector Bellerin takes it (Defending)

    35'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    35'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    34'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    34'

    Calum Chambers clears the ball from danger.

    33'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    33'

    Stephen Quinn clears the ball from danger.

    33'

    Alexis Sánchez crosses the ball.

    32'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    31'

    Throw-in: Hector Bellerin takes it (Attacking)

    30'

    David Ospina makes the save (Catch)

    30'

    Harry Maguire hits a good header. Outcome: save

    30'

    Nacho Monreal clears the ball from danger.

    29'

    Robert Brady crosses the ball.

    27'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    27'

    Maynor Figueroa clears the ball from danger.

    26'

    Steve Harper makes the save (Other)

    26'

    Theo Walcott hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    26'

    Paul McShane crosses the ball.

    23'

    Throw-in: Hector Bellerin takes it (Attacking)

    23'

    Paul McShane clears the ball from danger.

    22'

    Yannick Sagbo clears the ball from danger.

    22'

    Paul McShane blocks the shot

    22'

    Alexis Sánchez hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    20'

    1 - 0

    Goal!! Per Mertesacker hits a header high through the middle from the centre 6 yard and scores!! Arsenal now leads 1 - 0

    20'

    Per Mertesacker hits a good header. Outcome: goal

    20'

    That last goal was assisted by Alexis Sánchez

    20'

    Paul McShane clears the ball from danger.

    20'

    Hector Bellerin crosses the ball.

    19'

    Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Free Kick at 19'

    19'

    Paul McShane commits a foul on Joel Campbell resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    19'

    Maynor Figueroa clears the ball from danger.

    18'

    David Ospina makes the save (Catch)

    18'

    Paul McShane hits a good header. Outcome: save

    18'

    Harry Maguire crosses the ball.

    18'

    Per Mertesacker clears the ball from danger.

    16'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Free Kick at 16'

    16'

    Joel Campbell commits a foul on Thomas Ince resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    16'

    David Ospina takes a long goal kick

    15'

    Thomas Ince hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    15'

    Hector Bellerin clears the ball from danger.

    15'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    14'

    Francis Coquelin clears the ball from danger.

    14'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    14'

    Alexis Sánchez hits a right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

    14'

    Harry Maguire blocks the shot

    14'

    Alexis Sánchez hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    13'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Free Kick at 13'

    13'

    Per Mertesacker commits a foul on Sone Aluko resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    13'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    13'

    Steve Harper takes a long goal kick

    12'

    Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal) Free Kick at 12'

    11'

    Tom Huddlestone commits a foul on Tomas Rosicky resulting on a free kick for Arsenal

    11'

    Calum Chambers clears the ball from danger.

    11'

    Paul McShane crosses the ball.

    11'

    Throw-in: Paul McShane takes it (Attacking)

    11'

    Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball.

    11'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Free Kick at 11'

    10'

    Francis Coquelin commits a foul on Stephen Quinn resulting on a free kick for Hull City

    9'

    Hector Bellerin clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Calum Chambers clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Paul McShane crosses the ball.

    4'

    Steve Harper makes the save (Feet)

    4'

    Joel Campbell hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

    4'

    Calum Chambers (Arsenal) Free Kick at 4'

    3'

    Offside called on Yannick Sagbo

    3'

    Maynor Figueroa clears the ball from danger.

    2'

    Throw-in: Maynor Figueroa takes it (Attacking)

    2'

    Hector Bellerin clears the ball from danger.

    2'

    Curtis Davies clears the ball from danger.

    1'

    Game on!

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    Possession

    55%
    45%
    • Arsenal
    • Hull City

    Shots

    17
    9

    Shots on target

    6
    3

    Fouls

    11
    9

    Corners

    0
    0

    Yellow Cards

    2
    2

    Red Cards

    0
    0

    Head to Head

    Arsenal2 - 0Hull
    Arsenal2 - 2Hull
    Arsenal3 - 2Hull
    Hull0 - 3Arsenal
    Arsenal2 - 0Hull
    Hull1 - 2Arsenal

    Arsenal

    • 13David Ospina
    • 18Nacho Monreal
    • 21Calum Chambers
    • 39Hector Bellerin
    • 4Per Mertesacker
    • 28Joel Campbell
    • -> Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    • 7Tomas Rosicky
    • 19Santi Cazorla
    • 34Francis Coquelin
    • 14Theo Walcott
    • -> Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 17Alexis Sánchez
    • -> Chuba Akpom
    • Subs
    • 35Gedion Zelalem
    • 2Mathieu Debuchy
    • 26Emiliano Martinez
    • 6Laurent Koscielny

    Hull

    • 22Steve Harper
    • 15Paul McShane
    • 12Harry Maguire
    • 6Curtis Davies
    • 3Maynor Figueroa
    • 29Stephen Quinn
    • 8Tom Huddlestone
    • 23Thomas Ince
    • 11Robert Brady
    • 24Sone Aluko
    • -> Ahmed Elmohamady
    • 20Yannick Sagbo
    • -> Abel Hernandez
    • Subs
    • 4Alex Bruce
    • 1Allan McGregor
    • 21Michael Dawson
    • 7David Meyler
    • 14Jake Livermore

    Arsenal 2-0 Hull City

    FA Cup holders Arsenal secured their place in the fourth round with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium over last season's beaten finalists Hull.

    Both teams made several expected changes, as England forward Theo Walcott returned to make his first Arsenal start in a year following a serious knee injury, while Hull switched no fewer than 10 players from their Barclays Premier League win over Everton on New Year's Day.

    The Gunners took the lead on 20 minutes through a header from defender Per Mertsacker at a corner, before Chile forward Alexis Sanchez capped another man-of-the-match display with a fine curling effort on 82 minutes which ended any hopes of a late comeback from the Tigers.

    Arsene Wenger's men were in need of a response having lost 2-0 at Southampton on Thursday, and almost got off to the perfect start, but Hull goalkeeper Steve Harper made a reaction save with his feet after Joel Campbell was played into the penalty area by Sanchez.

    Arsenal - who had trailed 2-0 after eight minutes at Wembley before coming back to win in extra-time - remained on the front foot, as Walcott put Sanchez in on the right, but his angled chip dropped onto the roof of the net when the better option was a square pass.

    After Hull threatened from a couple of set-plays, Arsenal took the lead on 20 minutes after a corner.

    Sanchez floated the ball in from the left, and Mertesacker got above Curtis Davies to head down over the line.

    It was almost 2-0 moments later as some quick passing around the edge of the box as Tomas Rosicky released Sanchez, who rounded the keeper but Paul McShane slid in to knock the ball off the goalline.

    Walcott exchanged a one-two with Santi Cazorla and was chipped clear into the left side of the Hull penalty area, but his sidefoot shot was straight at Harper.

    On 30 minutes, Hull defender Harry Maguire sent a downward header from a corner goalwards, which David Ospina, replacing Wojciech Szczesny in the Arsenal goal, saved low to his left.

    The Gunners looked to make a strong start to the second half, with Sanchez making a surging run into the right side of the Hull penalty area before sending in a low, angled drive which Harper saved.

    Campbell, the Costa Rica forward aiming to earn himself a regular place in the Arsenal side, dragged a shot wide from 20 yards after more promising build-up by the hosts with Walcott then played clear into the penalty area by Sanchez on 66 minutes.

    However, the England forward - who suffered a serious knee injury in the third round tie against Tottenham this time 12 months ago which ruled him out for the season and also the 2014 World Cup - showed his rustiness as he stabbed the ball well wide.

    Walcott then almost got on the end of another angled ball from midfield, before Harper raced off his line to deny Sanchez with a block at the near post.

    It was no surprise when Walcott was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with quarter-of-an-hour left before, on 82 minutes, Sanchez curled in a sublime 20-yard effort to secure Arsenal's place in the fourth-round draw on Monday evening.

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