Ceballos late purpose sends Arsenal to FA Cup semis

Ceballos late purpose sends Arsenal to FA Cup semis

 

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Arsenal stay within the hunt for silverware to brighten their underwhelming season after Dani Ceballos’ 91st-minute winner took them by way of to the FA Cup semi-finals at Sheffield United’s expense.

The on-loan midfielder slotted house a low, angled drive to win the tie in dramatic trend, after David McGoldrick’s hooked end just some minutes earlier seemed to have ensured additional time at Bramall Lane.

The Gunners had led from halfway by way of the primary half when Nicolas Pepe had slotted house a penalty after Alexandre Lacazette had been fouled within the field by Chris Basham.

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They’d earlier had a reprieve when John Lundstram’s close-range header following a nook was dominated out as a result of the scorer was offside.

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The house aspect additionally had one other effort chalked off within the second half when John Egan poked the ball in after McGoldrick had strayed past the final defender.

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There was additional unhealthy information for Lundstram and Sheffield United with the midfielder having to be substituted earlier than the break due to a shoulder damage.

Arsenal additionally didn’t make it by way of the sport unscathed, with centre-back David Luiz – who had solely simply returned from suspension – limping out to extend their already prolonged damage listing.

The win provides one other fixture to Arsenal’s already crammed post-restart schedule however they’ll welcome it as they proceed their pursuit of a European place.

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As for the Blades, there have been positives to take from their front-foot show however they continue to be and not using a win in 4 video games since soccer resumed – a run of type they need to rapidly arrest to make sure their in any other case spectacular first marketing campaign again within the high flight doesn’t peter out.

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