Giggs's sensational goal knocks Arsenal out of FA Cup

Ryan Giggs scored a wonder goal to knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup as Manchester United won the treble

 

Ahead of the English FA Cup semi-final fixtures this weekend, we go down memory lane to one of the greatest FA Cup moment in history.

In 1999, Arsenal were the English Premier League and FA Cup defending champions but Sir Alex Fergusson and his Manchester United boys were ready to take it all back from Arsene Wenger's boys.

The  two giants met at the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1999 after nil-nil draw, a replay was fixed.

This was to be the last replay of a drawn semi-final, as a rule change now allows for extra time and penalties to decide a tie at the first attempt.

The match began in spectacular fashion as David Beckham gave Manchester United the lead with a fine strike outside of the 18-year-box before Dennis Bergkamp equalised for Arsenal.

Roy Keane was sent off for a second bookable offence, and Peter Schmiechel saved a last minute penalty by Bergkamp.

Arsenal were pressing for the winner against a tired 10-men Manchester United, but then stepped in Ryan Giggs.

The Manchester United number 11 intercepted a pass near the half way line, before taking the ball past five Arsenal defenders and scoring past goalkeeper David Seaman.

That goal has been hailed as one of the greatest ever scored in the history of the competition.

Arsenal will take on Championship side Reading this Saturday at Wembley while Liverpool will take on fellow Premier League side, Aston Villa in the semi-finals of this season's FA Cup.

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