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Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City bow out to Arsenal in FA Cup Final

FA Cup Final

26-year-old Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady became the first ever Egyptian to feature in a FA CUP final but his excellent performance was not enough to crown Hull City FA Cup winners.

The Tigers took an early two nil lead to Champions League bound Arsenal, who won their first trophy in nine years. Ahmed Elmohamady started the game on the right flank back as part of a five man defensive line, one that worked so well for Hull City last year in the Championship.

It only took four minutes for Hull City to take the lead. Elmohamady fought well down the right side and won his side a corner. The resulting corner was headed away by Arsenal to Huddlestone whose shot on goal was intentionally deflected in by James Chester.

Elmo was later involved in the second goal in the 8th minute after winning a free-kick on the right hand side. He floated a long ball into the box that met Rosenior on the left side who crossed the ball back in for Curtis Davis to slot home.

Santi Cazorla managed to equalise in the 17th minute with a sublime free-kick that deceived Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor. Ahmed Elmohamady who was having an excellent game and causing problems for Arsenal’s full back Kieran Gibbs was later briefly injured after clashing with Bacary Sagna.

Arsenal had to wait till the 71st minute to equalise when Laurent Koscielny headed home under pressure in Hull City’s box. The game went to extra time with the full-time score at 2-2. The first half saw Arsenal piling on the pressure and in the 109th minute Aaron Ramsey broke into the Hull City box and fired home with the outside of his right foot after a neat back-heel pass from Olivier Giroud to give Arsenal the lead for the first time in the game.

Throughout the game Elmohamady was posing a threat to Arsenal as the Egyptian continues to step up in big games.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at KingFut.com.

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  1. oxtoby151...CANADATIGER

    May 18, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Elmo was briilliant. Won every ball in the air against Gibbs. Looked dangerous in attack and covered well on defence. One of our top 3 players!!

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