Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup, 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.
Arsenal 2, Chelsea 1 (FT)
⚽ Chelsea: Christian Pulisic (5′)
⚽ Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Penalty kick – 28′)
⚽ Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (67′)
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Few minutes to go now. Chelsea going forward with everything they have. Do or die now.
Abraham, Barkley and Hudson-Odoi on for the Blues. Rudiger, Mount and Giroud off.
It’s a great goal from Aubameyang. Goodness. Bellerin with the run, and then Aubameyang dazzles in the box and finishes with class. Brilliant.
Looked like a hamstring for Pulisic. A shame. Was playing so well, and now he comes off. Pedro on. Wonder what this means for Pulisic’s status against Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week.