I went to the Arsenal vs. Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley on Saturday! Before the game I was opposed to holding the Semi's at Wembley but after the game I must say I've changed my mind. The atmosphere was fantastic! It was the first time I've been to the new Wembley for a Football game; it’s the best stadium I have ever been in... It's vast but yet seems so enclosed and close to the pitch.
The Flag covering the crowd takes up half the Matthew Harding stand at Stamford Bridge, yet at Wembley it covers a small fraction. Amazing stadium!
The game wasn't a classic, but it was entertaining! The interesting thing about the game was that Arsenal dominated for 20 minutes with Chelsea nowhere to be seen. However from the moment Chelsea conceded they went on to dominate the game, limiting Arsenal to only half chances. It was less end to end... more a game one quarter and 3 quarters.
I was delighted with the result. Andrew and I left the ground bouncing. Let’s hope we can get tickets for the final now!