Arsenal reach FA Cup final on pitiful goalkeeping error

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Arsenal required extra time to beat Reading 2–1 in the FA Cup semifinals. Alexis Sanchez scored both of Arsenal’s goals, but the second was a gift that will haunt Reading keeper Adam Federici until he jams a pencil into his ear in a desperate attempt to forget the pain.

Having already made several fine stops on the day to force Arsenal into extra time, Federici let a routine save squirt through his legs. To make it even more excruciating, he tried to make the full-reach, last ditch attempt to pull it off the goal line, but he just couldn’t do it (3:48 into the video below).

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It was all too much to process in that moment, so Federici’s body just shut down.

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Meanwhile, one Arsenal fan realized that sometimes prayers are answered.

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Arsenal will now face the winner of Aston Villa-Liverpool in the final. And Adam Federici will wonder why the universe hates him.

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