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Five things we learned from Arsenal's Cup final win over Chelsea

Five things we learned from Arsenal's Cup final win over ChelseaArsenal upset the odds to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and secure the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.Here, we take a look at five things we learned from the all-London final:FOOTBALL STANDS TOGETHERThe Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath @wembleystadium before today's #FACupFinal for those who have died in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/g1fhWi…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores winner for Borussia Dortmund in DFB-Pokal final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores winner for Borussia Dortmund in DFB-Pokal finalBorussia Dortmund ended a run of three successive DFB-Pokal final defeats with a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who reportedly handed in a transfer request this week, scored his 40th goal of the season from the penalty spot for Dortmund midway through the second half to clinch the club's fourth German Cup ti…

Offaly win out over Westmeath in helter skelter Leinster SHC quarter-final

Offaly win out over Westmeath in helter skelter Leinster SHC quarter-finalOffaly 4-15 Westmeath 1-20By Daragh Ó Conchúir Shane Dooley scored 3-8 as Offaly survived a helter skelter closing period to beat neighbours Westmeath in this highly entertaining Leinster SHC quarter-final at TEG Cusack Park.The hosts were by far the better side in the opening half but Offaly raised their levels considerably in the second and whe…

Cork survive a scare to book semi-final meeting with Tipperary

Cork survive a scare to book semi-final meeting with TipperaryCork 1-12Waterford 1-11By Eoghan Cormican at Fraher Field. Cork survived a major scare from Waterford to scrap through to a Munster semi-final meeting with Tipperary.Injury-time points from Colm O’Neill (free) and Paul Kerrigan were the crucial scores to see the visitors past a stubborn and well-organised Waterford outfit.Congrats to Cork, 1 poin…

Arsene Wenger just became the first manager to win the FA Cup seven times

Arsene Wenger just became the first manager to win the FA Cup seven timesArsene Wenger has become the most successful manager in FA Cup history after overseeing a record seventh triumph on Saturday as his team secured a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at Wembley stadium.Having stumbled home fifth and missed out on Champions League qualification, criticism of the Gunners boss reached has unprecedented levels.7 - Arsene Wenge…

60 second report: Disappointment for Munster as Scarlets claim PRO12 title

60 second report: Disappointment for Munster as Scarlets claim PRO12 titleMunster 22 Scarlets 46By Simon LewisKey moment: As Munster's defensive structure disintegrated yet again, Scarlets centre Scott Williams waltzed through a very thin blue line to set up scrum-half Gareth Davies for a third try of the opening period, effectively ending this Pro12 final as a contest after just 26 minutes as the Welsh region took a 22-…

Chelsea fans heap praise on Gary Cahill for 'unbelievable' goal-line clearances against Arsenal in FA Cup final

Chelsea fans heap praise on Gary Cahill for 'unbelievable' goal-line clearances against Arsenal in FA Cup finalArsenal may have won the FA Cup final after taking the lead early on through a goal from Alex Sanchez – but Chelsea fans appeared to be more than impressed with Gary Cahill’s performance on the pitch. The 31-year-old Chelsea defender and captain not only managed to clear an effort from Danny Welbeck off the goal line, he was also on han…

Arsenal end season of frustration with FA Cup glory

Arsenal end season of frustration with FA Cup gloryArsenal 2 Chelsea 1 Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as beleaguered Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the competition's history.

Lewis Hamilton 'devastated' after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco grid

Lewis Hamilton 'devastated' after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco gridLewis Hamilton has admitted he was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes.Hamilton is set to start Sunday's race from a lowly 13th after a bizarrely off-colour performance in which he struggled for balance with the handling of his car.The triple world champion arri…

'Best feeling ever': Scott Brown and Celtic celebrate treble triumph

'Best feeling ever': Scott Brown and Celtic celebrate treble triumphCaptain Scott Brown hailed the "best feeling ever" as Celtic clinched the treble with a late 2-1 victory over Aberdeen to win the William Hill Scottish Cup at Hampden Park.Aberdeen took the lead early on as Jonny Hayes arrived from outside the 18-yard box to fire home Niall McGinn's corner after nine minutes with a brilliant finish.The Dons' lead d…