Saturday, 17 May 2014

FA Cup match-winner Aaron Ramsey in dreamland


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Aaron Ramsey celebrates his FA Cup-winning goal at Wembley
Aaron Ramsey celebrates his FA Cup-winning goal at Wembley
Scoring the winning goal in The FA Cup with Budweiser Final was a dream come true for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey after his extra-time strike broke Hull City hearts at Wembley.
After the Gunners had come back from two goals behind, the Welshman popped up to fire home with the match poised at 2-2 to end the Premier League side's nine-year wait for a piece of silverware.
He said: “I'm struggling to speak, I'm actually getting quite emotional now.
“We've done that a few times in the big games this year, conceded early on, but we came back.
“We showed courage, strength and character to come back and to win and to score the winner is something I've dreamed of for many, many years.
“It is definitely up there with the most important goals strikes of my career. And hopefully this will be the first of many. More trophies in years to come.
"The manager and the players have been under a lot of pressure in the last couple of years and this is for the fans and the manager who has believed in us all along.
“I'm getting emotional and I am not an emotional guy.”
Manager Arsene Wenger was cool as ever as he looked back on the thrilling 120 minutes.
The Frenchman added: “We wanted to win the game and it went both ways. We showed how not to start a Cup Final and how to come back in a Cup Final.
“I'm happy for the players because I think it can be a turning point in their careers and in the life of the team.
“To know they can win in that way was very important today. I've praised the spirit of the team many times and I'm very proud of that today.
"We won the game in the end but congratulations to Hull.”
The FA

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