Ozil, Podolski and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal win the FA Cup
Mesut Özil and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal beat Hull City to win the FA Cup
Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a major trophy by winning the FA Cup following a dramatic extra-time victory over Hull City at Wembley.
Hull stunned the north Londoners by going 2-0 up inside the first eight minutes at Wembley as James Chester and Curtis Davies scored following set-pieces.
Santi Cazorla’s free-kick in the 17th minute got Arsenal back in the game and Laurent Koscielny equalised from close range in the 71st minute.
Arsenal then dominated extra-time and Aaron Ramsey sealed the glory with a precise finish in the 109th minute.
The cup final inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtnerb52) is looking forward to the game: “Magnificent moment today. Believe it’s gonna be it this time. Wish I was part of the team. #COYG”
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) is shocked by the 2-0 scoreline: “Just checked the scores, thinking nothing would of happen yet! Wow, what a final this could be….”
Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) chimes in as Ramsey nets the extra-time winner to spark wild scenes of celebration: “The biggest moment for a Ramsey at Wembley since 1966!”
Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) praises the Gunners: “Congratulations to Arsenal for showing great character to come back from 2 down. Credit to Hull for pushing them all the way.”
Golfer Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) chimes in: “I’m pleased for Wenger. Good manager.”
Arsenal fan AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) is delighted: “Well done arsenal and the brilliant @aaronramsey ,great credit and performance from hull #InWengerWeTrust”
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) gives his post-match thoughts: “Wish Brucey had won but also something pleasing about Wenger being given 9 years to return to the podium. I like the story..”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) changes his tune somewhat: “1) Never in doubt. 2) Always knew Ramsey would come good. 3) #WengerIn”
Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) is the first of the Arsenal players to take to Twitter: “FA Cup … Bloody Hell !!! So proud of this team and this fan support. Thanks!!! @Arsenal #GunningForTheCup”
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) tweets his delight: “Great feeling, here is the CUP! Thanx Fans ! you rocked Wembley and pushed us back into the game!! #facup #poldi #aha ”
And Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil has the final say: “Yeeeah! We did it! FA-Cup Champions 2014!!!”