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(Video) Walcott goal vs Aston Villa: Arsenal star opens scoring in FA Cup final

Theo Walcott has put Arsenal in the lead against Aston Villa in the FA Cup with a fine volley.

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The 26-year-old scored a hat trick in the final game of the Premier League season, and has continued this form in the Wembley showpiece. It has put the Villains on the back foot after a first half which has seen them on the back foot for the majority.

Walcott has been a big part of this, having caused the Villa back line all sorts of problems with his lightning pace. The England international is actually playing on the left wing, allowing teammate Alexis Sanchez to be down the middle and give him more space out wide.

It will now be down to Villa to react, with manager Tim Sherwood likely to make some changes in the second period. Can the Midlands side come back from this?

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