Arsenal celebrate thrilling FA Cup victory over Hull City

Arsenal have lifted the FA Cup after beating Hull City in extra time, ending their nine-year wait for silverware.

Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen lifts the FA Cup trophy
Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen lifts the FA Cup trophy Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hull City went 2-0 up within 10 minutes and led Arsenal 2-1 at half time, but were pegged back to 2-2 at full time.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (left) celebrates at the final whistle as Hull City manager Steve Bruce looks on
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (left) celebrates at the final whistle as Hull City manager Steve Bruce looks on Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hull failed to add to their total after coming close several times, but Arsenal scored a third goal to secure the FA Cup for the eleventh time in the club's history.

Hull City's Tom Huddlestone reacts to his team's FA Cup loss
Hull City's Tom Huddlestone reacts to his team's FA Cup loss Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was under pressure to produce a result, after the club finished fourth in the Premier League following a long spell as league leaders, but said after the win that he wants to remain as Arsenal's manager.

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Arsenal victory parade after FA Cup triumph

Arsenal fans have lined the streets of north London for the team's victory parade after the Gunners won the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Hull City at Wembley yesterday. The triumph ended the club's nine-year trophy drought.