The nine-year trophy drought is finally over for Arsenal fans. Despite a horrific start to the FA Cup final that saw Hull City score two goals in the first 10 minutes, Arsenal fought back to win silverware for the first time since 2005.
Hull jumped to a 2-0 lead thanks to unlikely goals from defenders — James Chester deflected an errant shot past Lukasz Fabianski in the fourth minute, and Curtis Davies headed home off a corner four minutes later.
Santi Cazorla stopped the bleeding in the 17th minute with one of the finest free kicks in FA Cup history.
Suddenly the final was up for grabs, and Arsenal took control of the game. Referee Lee Probert denied Arsenal a few penalty decisions, but Laurent Koscielny finally equalized the game in the 71st. A deflected header fell kindly to Koscielny in the middle of the penalty area, and the defender was able to spin and poke the ball under the goalkeeper.