Arsenal beat Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons

Moses darted into the right side of the Arsenal area and appeared to dive, with the referee subsequently dismissing the Nigeria worldwide for a second yellow card.

Ramsey's victor came when Olivier Giroud found space on the left after some nice footwork and cross to Ramsey who was rushing from the right.

Conte's cup curse then turned into a nightmare in the 68th when Chelsea went down to 10 men.

Although security at Wembley was intensified after the Manchester Arena attack, there would have been a heavy police presence anyway given the game is a London derby.

Gary Lineker, fronting BBC's coverage of the final, explained at half-time: 'Many of you are wondering why Chelsea aren't wearing black armbands.

"I just tried to be at my best and showed I could still do it".

Chelsea were clearly shellshocked after the goal and so almost conceded a second as Sanchez fired just over the bar after picking up a Danny Welbeck pass.

Injustice and excitement fuelled a breathless first half, with Sanchez coming close from distance as Costa proved a nuisance.

It was all Arsenal in the first half but a number of goal-line clearances from the Chelsea defence kept the score at 1-0 going into the break. Welbeck headed a corner on to the post and Ramsey did exactly the same from a tight angle on the rebound.

Costa converted via a deflected from Willian right wing cross.

Cahill again cleared off the line after Welbeck's attempt squirmed through, before Granit Xhaka's half-volley was denied.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher took to Twitter to highlight where Arsenal were having success against the Premier League champions at Wembley.

Chelsea never properly recovered from that body blow and Arsenal could have been out of sight before halftime. But the decision by Anthony Taylor's assistant was overturned by the referee.

Chelsea's reprieve was short-lived, though.

On an afternoon when so much bucked the story of the season, double player of the year N'Golo Kante failed to track Ramsey, who was left unmarked to meet Olivier Giroud's dinked pass back.

Chelsea fans began to head for the exits when full-time was called on a memorable end to an otherwise forgettable Arsenal campaign.

  • Julie Sanders