24 Apr 2017

Sanchez goal takes Arsenal to FA Cup Final

6:33 am on 24 April 2017

Arsenal will play London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final on 27 May after beating Manchester City 2-1 following extra time in the semi-final at Wembley this morning.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Arsenal had to come from behind after Sergio Aguero scored his 30th goal of the season for City in the 63rd minute, racing away on to a pass from Yaya Toure.

Spanish international Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later, from a cross by Arsenal's other wing back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

In the 11th minute of extra time, just after Aguero was taken off, Alexis Sanchez scored the winner.

The result gave manager Arsene Wenger, an FA Cup winner six times, a welcome boost in a season that many supporters would like to be his last at the club.

- Reuters