Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City: The miracle run ended at Emirates
Arsenal beat Lincoln City to continue their FA Cup run to the Semi-Finals, Final Score Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City.
The FA Cup quarterfinal match between Arsenal and Lincoln City started off with a kick-off for the visitors. It was a historical match for Lincoln City as they were playing Arsenal who is in 87 league places above them.
Arsenal started the game strongly as expected but Lincoln City was looking defensively strong and did not allow Arsenal to create a breakthrough in the first 10 minute of the game.
With the fire power Arsenal had, they attacked the Lincoln defence with full force. The first chance of the game came to Aaron Ramsey at the 10th minute but his shot from Hector Bellerin’s pass was off target.
Arsenal did produce a good number of chances, Theo Walcott had multiple opportunities to open the score line with the first 30 minutes of the game. While Lincoln City also forced few saves from Petr Cech with their fast Counter attacks.
The first goal of the game came in the 45th minute when Theo Walcott scored from a low drilled into the far corner via a huge deflection for Arsenal.
At the halftime with help of Walcott’s goal Arsenal were leading the game with the scoreline Arsenal 1-0 Lincoln City.
The second half started with Arsenal leading the game 1-0, they attacked the Lincoln defence with their full attacking power as they were searching for more goals.
Paul Farman made a great save to deny Olivier Giroud in the 51 minute, but he could not keep out Olivier Giroud in the 53 minute and Giroud did score an amazing goal ending a well rehearsed passing move.
Luke Waterfall, Lincoln City’s captain scored an unfortunate own goal to increase Arsenal’s advantage to 3-0 in the 59th minute of the game.
Lincoln City players lose all their composure after two quick goals within ten minutes and their defence was shaken off by the Gunners attackers.
Alexis Sanchez then scored for Arsenal in the 73 minute before Aaron Ramsey increased the Gunners lead to Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln.
Lincoln City players were in shock as they just conceded five goals after 40 minutes of good defensive work.They did a really good job in the first forty minutes of the game holding Arsenal but did make few mistakes in the second half causing them four goals.
The game ended with a victory for Arsenal over Lincoln City and the Gunners continue their FA Cup run to the Semifinals, Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln.