Alexis Sanchez scored probably his finest goal of the season to give Arsenal a 2-0 advantage over Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.
The Gunners were devastating against Villa from the off, teasing and testing their opponents with beautiful passing, delightful movement and some wicked strikes on goal.
They opened the scoring through Theo Walcott, who broke the deadlock on 40 minutes when he sent a technically-superb volley past the impressive Shay Given.
However, his finish was eclipsed by Alexis, who doubled the Gunners’ lead on 50 minutes when he struck a long-range effort which hammered down off the post and beyond the despairing Irish keeper.
The forward—who became only the second-ever Chilean to score in the FA Cup final—has been arguably the game’s outstanding individual.
Despite starting on the left-side of Arsene Wenger’s 4-2-3-1 formation, his play off the ball has been sublime, and Villa have often had to deal with his intelligent threat in deep and central areas.