Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Arsenal

Match info: FA Cup at Wembley Stadium

Date: 12/04/2014 KO: 17:07 Ref: M Oliver Att: 82,185

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Jordi Gomez 63 (pen)



Per Mertesacker 82

FT (ht: 0-0)

Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties.

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  • Wigan's players are understandably dejected but this is a joyous occasion for Arsenal after booking their place in the final with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory after an absorbing clash.

  • GOAL! Wigan 2 Arsenal 4 - Santi Cazorla fires in the decisive penalty to put Arsenal into the final.

  • GOAL! Wigan 2 Arsenal 3 - James McArthur slots his spot-kick down the middle to score for Wigan.

  • GOAL! Wigan 1 Arsenal 3 - Olivier Giroud strokes home a cool penalty into the bottom corner to put Arsenal on the brink.

  • GOAL! Wigan 1 Arsenal 2 - Jean Beausejour keeps Wigan in it with a fabulous penalty into the roof of the net.

  • GOAL! Wigan 0 Arsenal 2 - Kim Kallstrom comes forward and buries a composed penalty to put Arsenal firmly on top.

  • SAVE! Wigan 0 Arsenal 1 - Lukasz Fabianski springs to his left and saves well from Collison

  • GOAL! Wigan 0 Arsenal 1 - Mikel Arteta fires Arsenal ahead in the shoot-out as Scott Carson guesses the wrong way.

  • SAVE! Wigan 0 Arsenal 0 - Gary Caldwell steps up first for Wigan but Lukasz Fabianki dives low to his right to make a great stop.

  • The whistle goes for full-time and, after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Wembley, this FA Cup semi-final will be decided on penalties.

  • Jean Beausejour is booked for a foul on Kim Kallstrom in midfield.

  • Kim Kallstrom digs in a cross from the left but Scott carson reads the situation well and comes out to claim a comfortable catch.

  • Nick Powell shows a good turn of pace for Wigan but he is isolated up front and has no choice but to go for goal, and his low effort from 25 yards is dragged wide.

  • Yaya Sanogo has a shot blocked from close range as Arsenal desperately try to find a winner before the lottery of penalties.

  • Aaron Ramsey is withdrawn for the closing stages as Kim Kallstrom enters the fray.

  • James Perch whips in a pinpoint cross from the right and Jack Collison meets it with a firm header in the centre, but directs it just wide of Lukasz Fabianski's left-hand post.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain unleashes a piledriver from the edge of the area and beats Scott Carson with a swerving effort, but unfortunately the ball crashes against the post and ricochets away to safety.

  • Lukasz Fabianski wanders out of his area to try and reach a long ball but realises his mistake just quickly enough and is able to get back to goal before Nick Powell tries to shoot from out wide.

  • There are some tired challenges going in now and Arsenal have a chance as they get a free-kick in a central area 30 yards from goal, but Santi Cazorla's delivery is headed strongly away by Gary Caldwell.

  • Wigan get us restarted again as both sides try to pick themselves up for one final push.


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