The Irish Mail on Sunday
‘The boss has worked hard and we have worked hard for this’
worked hard and we have worked hard for this.’
Arsenal slowly came back. Santi Cazorla scored with a spectacular free-kick after 19 minutes and then Laurent Koscielny, whose blunder cost Arsenal the League Cup in 2011, levelled in the 71st minute.
Then, as penalties loomed, Giroud’s backheel set up Ramsey, who was mobbed by his team-mates.
Hull skipper Davies admitted: ‘When they got tired they still had the quality. It was a hard game to throw away from 2-0 up but that’s what we did. I’d sooner have no plaudits and win, than have the plaudits and not be getting a medal.’
His manager Steve Bruce added: ‘When your name’s on the Cup, your name’s on it. It wasn’t to be for us. But I’m so proud of my lads. They couldn’t have given any more.’