Wigan Ath 1-1 Arsenal (aet 2-4 pens)
|Wembley pano! The pitch isn't actually a curve!|
After labouring about as if they had all been on the piss until 4am the Arsenal finally roused themselves after a penalty had given Wigan a pretty much deserved (on willingness to play alone) lead.
The debate will surround the injury to Monreal that left him in a heap and the perp was then upended by the BFG.
It was late into the final throes of the game before the BFG made amends and equalised.
To be honest the Arsenal keeper, Fabianski, hardly had a save to make all game. Whereas we hit both posts with the keeper well beaten. Firstly from a Sanogo header and the second, an Oxlade Chamberlain pile driver.
Fabianski then saved the first two Wigan penalties and when Cazorla slotted our fourth of the regulation five Wigan had lost 4-2.
Losing on penalties is never the best way to lose, cruel on fact, but at least it wasn't our turn.
To get to the Final we have had to beat three of the Premier League top six (we are one of them!), Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton. If only we could be playing as well as we did to sweep them aside!
Final. May 17th.