The goal was to prove a sign of things to come as Brighton gave the visitors too much time on the ball and gave it away too cheaply when they had it themselves. John Connock (Bristol), Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1983_FA_Cup_Final&oldid=971862467, May 1983 sports events in the United Kingdom, Articles needing additional references from December 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 August 2020, at 18:14. Koscielny is tracking him but the Brighton player takes an embarrassing tumble with the ball at his feet and Michael Oliver waves play on. 80mins: Arsenal drop deep as Greer picks out O’Grady on the edge of the box. Sánchez’s free-kick is well saved by Stockdale. The Chilean picks out Akpom, whose shot is saved by Stockdale. Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal . Rosicky smashes a wonderful right-footed volley past Stockdale after yet another good give-and-go with Giroud, whose lofted return ball fell perfectly into the Czech’s path. A typical Arsenal goal, in many ways. And the olés are now ringing out from the away end. Danger, here. And they’ve pulled one back again! Nick Miller has all the action from Equatorial Guinea v Gabon. This all changed on 25 minutes, with United's first real attack. Mesut Ozil: Celebrates with his team-mates after scoring Arsenal's second goal. The FA Cup Fourth Round. The first match finished 2–2 after extra time. Brighton were rocked but continued to press, yet went further behind just before half time. 92mins: Arsenal keeping possession now. What can Brighton do to get back into this? Brighton need to change it up in the next 15 minutes or things could turn bleak for them. Sam Baldock set up a nervy finish when he coolly chipped over Wojciech Szczesny but the Seagulls could not snatch a late equaliser as Arsenal advanced into the fifth round. Utterly dominant from Arsenal. Amex StadiumAttendance: Attendance30,278. Thrill. Rosicky dribbles forward, Dunk slides in front of him and the ball hits his arm. A terrible clearance from Rosicky sees Baldock pressure Chambers. Arsenal progressed to the fifth round after an exciting tie against the Championship’s Brighton, Sun 25 Jan 2015 12.56 EST Assistant referees: They deservedly doubled their advantage in the 24th minute when the Brighton defence didn’t come out to close down the brilliant Rosicky and he threaded a ball through for Ozil to finish. Substitute Alexis Sanchez went close to netting a fourth for Arsenal as he hit the roof of the net with a free-kick but Brighton also had appeals for a penalty waved away after the ball hit the arm of Chambers. Brighton showed little sign that they would offer the same response as Bradford did at Chelsea on Saturday and the only chance they had in the first half was when Sam Baldock fired over the bar from a good position. ... Utterly dominant from Arsenal. 47mins: Rosicky floats an aestethically pleasing pass over the Brighton defence but it holds up after bouncing and can’t find Giroud. 90mins: Brighton have it at the back. Bye! The first game is famous for the radio commentary by Peter Jones "...and Smith must score" talking about a shot by Gordon Smith, which was then saved by the Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey; the quote was subsequently used as a title for a Brighton fanzine.