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Haven earned a momentous reprieve at the Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) last week, over a Champions League ruling, fortune was clearly not on Manchester City's side for a second time as they fell 2-0 to a less fancied Arsenal side in the FA Cup semi-final, at Wembley.
Arsenal's shock victory over the defending champions was a triumph of uncharacteristic resilience in defence, led by David Luis and two clinical strikes from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang -scoring in each halves to dump the holders out of the competition.
Haven started on a very bright note with beautiful one-touch passes, the holders fell behind in the 19th minutes when the Gabonese international lashed on to a Nicolas Pepe's cross from the right to beat Ederson at his far left. In the second half, City continued to dominate possession, pegging Arsenal back most of the time.(Screenshot by me)
In the 71st minutes, Arsenal struck again when Aubameyang received a long pass through on goal from team mate Kieran Tiermy leaving him one-on-one with Ederson to lash home his second on the night.
It was a very significant victory for Mikel Arteta who was previously working under Pep Guadiola at Manchester City before taking up the Arsenal job in December.
Aresenal awaits the winner between Manchester United and Chelsea in the final. Whether they will win it or not will depend largely on which Arsenal turns up on the 1st of August, 2020, at Wembley.
Clearly as a masterclass performance from the team. They were tactically disciplined on the night. One can only hope that they replicate this kind of performance in the final, to have a chance of being in Europe next season.
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