Get rid Reading through Extra Time, Arsenal Hit Final Round
London – Arsenal had to work hard to ensure a place in the FA Cup final. The Gunners had to compete until extra time to get rid of Reading with a score of 2-1.
In the match at Wembley Stadium, Saturday (18/04/2015) night, Arsenal went ahead in the first-half goal by Alexis Sanchez. However Reading able to respond in the second half through kick Garath McCleary.
1-1 score lasted until the normal time runs out. The match had to be continued to the extra period.
In half of extra time, Alexis became the winner of Arsenal. He scored a goal in minute 105 to ensure the final ticket.
Arsenal will face the winner of the other semi-final match between Aston Villa vs Liverpool will play on Sunday (19/4) night.
Arsenal took the initiative to attack from the start. Danny Welbeck got a chance in the fifth minute after receiving the ball a long pass from Kieran Gibbs. But his shot can still be muted by the Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici.
Reading goalkeeper Arsenal threatened again three minutes later. From the corner, Per Mertesacker ball. However Federici reacted well to block the ball.
Reading behind Arsenal threatened in the ninth minute. Of the counter-attack, Jordan Obita who receive crossing from the right side immediately fired. But the ball can still be secured by Szczesny.
Ozil! Mesut Ozil free kick in the 18th minute almost fruitful goal. The German player execution leads to the upper left corner of the goal Federici but still stretched thin.
The new Arsenal attack paid off in the 39th minute. Bait ball fell to the feet of Ozil Alexis is in the penalty box. He then control the ball first before calmly fired the ball into the goal.
Excellence Arsenal survive until the first half ended.
In the second half, Arsenal created the first opportunity after receiving a free kick in the 50th minute. But Mertesacker’s header was wide of the goal Reading.
Four minutes later, Reading equalized. Starting from the movement Pavel Pogrebnyak who entered into the penalty area from the left side, he then let the bait to the far post. The ball immediately struck by Garath McCleary.
The ball had hit Kieran Gibbs and Wojciech Szczesny was arrested by. But the ball is caught Szczesny stated already crossed the goal line.
Gabriel Paulista newly inserted in the 69th minute replacing Mertesacker Arsenal almost restore excellence. He gore corner kick the ball towards the top right corner of the goal Reading. But the great rescue performed by Federici.
Four minutes later, Gabriel returned to threaten the goal Reading through his header Ozil free kick forward. But his efforts were still not meet the target.
Nathaniel Chalobah spread the threat from the left side. Upon entry into the Arsenal defense area, Chalobah fired hard. But Szczesny brushed it off and only a corner kick for Reading.
Arsenal almost ahead in the 84th minute. But Ramsey kick from close range continued feedback Gibbs still hit the goalpost.
Until the normal time runs out, no additional goals are created. The match had to be continued to the extra period.
Arsenal got the opportunity through Ramsey hard kick from outside the penalty box. But Federici was swiftly brushed off the ball with one hand.
Coming to the end of the first half extra time, Arsenal back ahead. Alexis for the second time to register his name on the scoreboard at minute 105.
This goal came from Alexis movement that did puncture of the left side. After receiving room, he then fired a shot that was not too hard. The ball was caught by Federici but apart and keep rolling over the goal line.
Arsenal continued to strive to add goals. Olivier Giroud Arsenal almost added advantage in minute 112. But his shot from a tight angle on the left side after receiving the ball from Ramsey was countered goalposts.
Until the referee blew the long whistle, and no additional more goals are created. Score 2-1 to Arsenal remain until the game was over.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Pearce, Pogrebnyak, Robson-Kanu (Karacan 90 ‘), Obita, Chalobah, McCleary, Mackie, Williams, Hector
Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Gibbs, Mertesacker (Gabriel 63 ‘), Koscielny, Ozil, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Welbeck (Giroud 72’), Coquelin (Walcott 101 ‘)