FA Cup final player ratings: Arsenal v Hull

Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey celebrate. Photo: PA

Arsenal have finally won a trophy after a long, long wait, here are their ratings from the day.

Lukasz Fabianski - Arsene Wenger chose to keep the faith with the FA Cup ever-present and may have been cursing that decision after eight minutes, with the second goal certainly a mistake on his part. Held firm after that. 6/10

Bacary Sagna - Another whose contract is up in the summer, the French right-back recovered from a sloppy start and sured up the flank. 7

Per Mertesacker - Caught napping in an abysmal opening 20 minutes but kicked on, keeping Matty Fryatt quiet only to almost gift Sone Aluko a last-gasp leveller. 6

Laurent Koscielny - Guilty of gifting Birmingham victory in the 2011 League Cup, went some way to making amends by bringing it to 2-2 and battling on after getting a knock in the process. 7

Kieran Gibbs - Not his best display and guilty of a missing a gilt-edged second-half chance, yet produced a pivotal goal-line clearance to stop Alex Bruce making it 3-0. 6

Mikel Arteta - The experienced Spaniard's first FA Cup final somewhat passed him by in an anonymous display. 6

Aaron Ramsey - This has been outstanding season but struggled to make an impression until extra time, when he peppered the Hull goal and finally struck home Olivier Giroud's flick. 7

Santi Cazorla - Arsenal's most dangerous player in regulation time, with his exquisite free-kick giving his side a lifeline after going two goals down. 7

Mesut Ozil - Missed a glorious first-half chance to make it 2-2. Showed the odd moment of skill but struggled to make an impact. 6

Lukas Podolski - Energetic but toothless display from the popular German. 6

Olivier Giroud - Poor opening 45 minutes but improved vastly after half-time, thanks in no small part to the introduction of Yaya Sanogo. Should have had a penalty after being taken down by Tom Huddlestone's outstretched arm and his deft flick allowed Ramsey to score the winner. 7


Yaya Sanogo (Podolski, 61) His tweet in the build-up goading Jose Mourinho meant he had to impress and he certainly did that, hitting the side-netting with a fine flick. That was wrongly adjudged a corner but Arsenal made the most of it as Koscielny netted and then was so close to finding goal in dying seconds of normal time. 7

Tomas Rosicky (Cazorla, 105)

Jack Wilshere (Ozil, 105)

Hull went two ahead. Credit: PA

Hull City may have lost, but they showed a lot of quality on the day at Wembley, here are their scores.

Allan McGregor - Having overcome kidney damage, the goalkeeper saw Arsenal's first shot of the day fly past him. Produced a wonderful save to deny Olivier Giroud as the match entered closing stages of stoppage time. 7/10

Ahmed Elmohamady - Playing right wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation, the Egyptian provided a great attacking threat as well as defensive cover. 7

Curtis Davies - City's captain, like so many times this season, produced a fine display in the heart of defence. Fortunate not to concede a penalty, though. 7

Alex Bruce - A wonderful display from the manager's son. Only a goal-line clearance stopped him from making it 3-0, before his over-zealous challenge allowed Santi Cazorla to score a free-kick. Caught on knee by Giroud and replaced in the second half. 8

James Chester - A solid performance from the centre-back, who opened the scoring after four minutes and had the City fans in dreamland. 7

Liam Rosenior - Fortunate not to get booked for a challenge on Bacary Sagna but worked hard before limping off. 6

Jake Livermore - The Tottenham loanee broke-up play well and was finding lots of space in the first half. That closed up somewhat as the match wore on. 6

Tom Huddlestone - The former Spurs midfielder got a lot of grief from the Arsenal fans, who were hushed when his shot was turned home in the opening minutes. Lucky not to give a spot-kick away. 7

David Meyler - The Irishman worked tirelessly for the side, although sometimes lack the composure required in order to keep possession. 6

Stephen Quinn - Hit-and-miss display. His wizardry on the left produced the cross from which Davies made it 2-0, yet his sloppiness almost gifted Arsenal a goal. 6

Matty Fryatt - Hull's top scorer in the competition battled well and should have had a chance one-on-one in the first half only to be called back for a foul. 6


Paul McShane (Bruce, 66) An enforced change, the Irishman slotted in well and held his own. 6

Sone Aluko (Quinn, 74) His injection of pace and creativity was required by Hull and worked wonders, offering a different attacking outlet. So close to a stoppage-time leveller. 7

George Boyd (Rosenior, 102)