Trio Maitland-Niles, Aubameyang and Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate a goal scored. deceived is Reece James of Chelsea.
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The London team’s derby at Wembley was better started by Chelsea, who took the lead in the fifth minute thanks to Christian Pulisic. After less than half an hour of play, he equaled Aubameyang from the penalty kick.
The 31-year-old Gabon national team reversed the score in the 67th minute, when he defeated Kurt Zoum in the lime and overcame the goalkeeper Wilfred Caballer up close. In the end, Chelsea had to do without Kovacic, as the Croatian midfielder received a second yellow card.
Mikel Arteta celebrates the first trophy in his short coaching career.
E. Martínez – Holding, David Luiz (87. Papastathopoulos), Tierney (90 + 12. Kolašinac), Bellerín – Xhaka, D. Ceballos, Maitland-Niles – Pépé, A. Lacazette (81. Nketiah), Aubameyang.
Caballero – Rüdiger (78. Hudson-Odoi), K. Zouma, Azpilicueta (35. Christensen) – R. James, Jorginho, Kovačić, M. Alonso – Mount (78. Barkley), Giroud (78. T. Abraham), Pulisic (49. Pedro).
Macey – Papastathopoulos, Kolašinac, Torreira, Smith, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Nketiah.
Arrizabalaga – Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Kanté, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, T. Abraham.
73. D. Ceballos, 75. Mikel Arteta
14. Kovacic, 26. Azpilicueta, 45 + 4. Mount, 75. Rüdiger, 88. Barkley
Referee: Taylor – Beswick, Nunn