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turday, coming from behind


Posted 10:22 pm, 06/11/2019

LONDON -- Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought. After extra time ended 1-1, Arsenals players scored all of their penalties and Lukasz Fabianski made two vital saves in a 4-2 shootout victory over Wigan in this meeting of the fifth-place teams in the Premier League and League Championship. Wigan went in front in regular time from the penalty spot at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker conceded the spot kick that Jordi Gomez converted but the German made amends by heading in the equalizer that sent the game into extra time. "In the first half we were a bit timid," Mertesacker said. "A lot of people questioned (our character) recently but how we came back today we proved a lot." A year after winning its first major trophy by beating Manchester City and then again in this years semifinals, Wigan couldnt produce another upset against a Premier League power -- much to Arsene Wengers relief. "It was important mentally," the Arsenal manger said. "If you imagine the consequences of going out tonight, it would have been quite worrying." With the second half of his 18-year reign defined by the lack of silverware, Wenger desperately needs to collect a first trophy since the 2005 FA Cup success when Arsenal returns to Wembley for the final. Arsenal will discover on Sunday whether it will face Premier League side Hull or third-tier club Sheffield United on May 17. It could be a bittersweet end to the season, though, with Arsenal at risk of missing out on the Champions League after 16 successive years. Just before kickoff at Wembley, Arsenal was dislodged from the fourth Champions League place by Everton, which beat Sunderland 1-0. What a slump it has been for Wengers side, having spent so much of the opening months of the season on top of the league. The failure to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window has come back to bite Wenger. How differently things could have turned out if he had brought in an additional striker. Instead, Wenger on Saturday was relying for goals on 21-year-old striker Yaya Sanogo, who was starting just his fourth game since joining on a free transfer before this season. Olivier Giroud was on the bench. Sanogos lack of cutting edge and pace in front of goal quickly became apparent. The Frenchman was denied by Scott Carson from close range after five minutes and again just before halftime when his unconvincing first touch to control the ball allowed the goalkeeper to thwart the attempt. If there was anything to reassure a dreary Arsenal side failing to produce the fluid football Wenger champions, it was Wigans inability to provide much attacking menace. So Arsenal gifted Wigan the opening to go in front. Mertesacker slid in with a lunge to cut out Callum McManamans run and the forward went to ground in the penalty area. After a delay while Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal received treatment elsewhere on the pitch, Gomez, a product of Barcelonas youth system, sent the spot kick beyond the reach of Lukasz Fabianski. The anger among Arsenal fans who have grown accustomed to failure was clear: Jeers greeted Wengers decision to bring Giroud on, not for Sanogo but Lukas Podolski in the 68th. The equalizer proved elusive. After Carsons save from Kieran Gibbs header sent the ball drifting toward the goal, Wigan defender Stephen Crainey scooped the ball off the line. Wigans goal was finally breached in the 82nd when it couldnt fully clear a corner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain raised the ball over the defence and Mertesacker headed in at the far post. It was a lucky escape for Arsenal, which was denied a winner in extra time when Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the crossbar but had better luck in the shootout. Fabianski saved Wigans first two penalties by Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison, while Arteta, Kim Kallstrom, Giroud and Cazorla all netted for the Gunners. "We are walking out of Wembley on paper as losers but in our own mind as winners," said Wigan manager Uwe Rosler, whose focus returns to gaining promotion back to the Premier League. [url= http://www.bruinsstore.com/...ey/]Johnny Bucyk Jersey[/url] . 4 jersey of former defenseman Rob Blake this coming season. The ceremony will take place prior to the Kings January 17 game against Anaheim. [url= http://www.bruinsstore.com/...sey/]Milan Lucic Jersey[/url] . 1 player in the world. So Duval gutted it out Thursday at the Byron Nelson Championship despite the pain from a muscle issue in his right elbow, a day after his stepson had to drive him because he couldnt even use that arm. 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Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead of the world championship with victory ahead of Nico Rosberg in the Hungarian GP. 43 points behind Rosberg five races ago, Hamilton now leads the title race by six points at the halfway stage of the season.The reigning world champion has now won five times at the Hungaroring with his latest triumph the 48th of his F1 career. In the post-race press conference, Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have a disagreement over double yellow flags. The race at the Hungaroring was effectively decided when a fast-starting Hamilton beat the pole-sitting Rosberg off the line to assume control on a circuit where overtaking is notoriously difficult and was at a premium this Sunday.It was all down to the start and I lost out, said Rosberg. I ran out of space and that was it really.Twice Rosberg closed to within half a second of his team-mate only for Hamilton to immediately increase his pace and pull away.I knew what I was doing, its not like Ive not been doing this for a long time, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.There was never a moment that I felt that I was going to lose it. Because its so hot here, you dont need a five or ten second gap. I just need to do what I have to do. Hamilton was also warned to speed up at one stage by his Mercedes team when Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo, who rounded off the podium to climb to third in the drivers championship, threatened to catch Rosberg. But after Ricciardo ultimately crossed the line almost half a minute behind Hamilton, Red Bull boss Christian Horner conceded: Mercedes were in a different Formula. Drivers championship standings Driver Team Points Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 192 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 186 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 115 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 114 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 110 Sebastian Vettel was fourth for Ferrari while the cars of Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen made contact as the teenager held off the Finn, who accused Verstappen of an illegal block, for fifth.ddddddI could see him coming, he was very optimistic to dive into the inside so I went to the inside and he had to brake - he locked up and hit the rear of my car, said Verstappen. Ive seen people penalised for much less, retorted Raikkonen. Red Bulls Max Verstappen battled to keep Kimi Raikkonen from passing him, but they did collide on lap 57 Ferrari and Red Bull are now separated by a single point in the Constructors Championship as pressure continues to ramp up on the stagnating Scuderia. Although Fernando Alonso finished seventh for McLaren, team-mate Jenson Button suffered the race from **** after his car suffered a crippling mechanical failure in the opening stages.Rather farcically, insult was then added to injury when the stewards penalised Button for the radio messages he received as the former world champion sought to fix the problem. It was ridiculous for him to be given a drive-through penalty, thundered Sky F1s Paul di Resta. He is already last - where is the sense in this?Jolyon Palmer, meanwhile, spun when running in the points and finished 12th. The Renault rookie is still yet to score a point this term and remains in urgent need of a positive result as he fights to retain his seat. If he doesnt learn from this it will be goodbye, observed Sky F1s Johnny Herbert. Palmer himself described the mistake as a disaster. Toro Rossos ever-improving Carlos Sainz, the Williams of Valtteri Bottas and Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg rounded off the top ten.The next race, the German GP, takes place in a weeks time and is the last before the sport breaks up for its summer holiday. Hungarian Grand Prix Race Result1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:40:30.1152. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, + 1.977s3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull + 27.5394. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari + 28.213s5. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, + 48.659s6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, + 49.0447. Fernando Alonso, McLaren + 1 lap8. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso + 1 lap9. Valtteri Bottas, Williams + 1 lap10. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India + 1 lap11. Sergio Perez, Force India, + 1 lap12. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, + 1 lap13. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, + 1 lap14. Romain Grosjean, Haas, + 1 lap15. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, + 1 lap16. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, + 1 lap17. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, + 1 lap18. Felipe Massa, Williams, + 2 laps19. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, + 2 laps20. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, + 2 laps21. Rio Haryanto, Manor, + 2 lapsRET. Jenson Button, McLarenDont miss the F1 Report: Hungarian GP review on Sky Sports F1 at 8.30pm on Wednesday as Marc Priestley and Ben Hunt join Natalie Pinkham in the studio to discuss the fallout from the Budapest race. 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