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Aubameyang brace wins FA Cup as Kovacic sees red, Azpilicueta and Pulisic suffer hamstring blows

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Arsenal came from behind to beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final in controversial fashion at Wembley on Saturday.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang netted a brace at Wembley as they came from behind to beat Chelsea. He netted from the penalty spot in the first-half and they superbly chipped Willy Caballero in the second-half. 

Christian Pulisic, who was forced off inside the first two minutes of the second-half with a hamstring injury, opened the scoring within 5 minutes, while Mateo Kovacic picked up a second yellow card in the second-half.

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Chelsea came out the blocks quickly in an expected open affair at Wembley, but Arsenal had the first chance of the game through Aubameyang but he could only steer his header wide. 

But it was Lampard’s side who took the lead in the 5th minute as Christian Pulisic started and finished the move to put the Blues ahead. He slipped in Mason Mount, Olivier Giroud flicked it back to the American and he cooly sent Martinez the wrong way and slotted in the corner.

Arteta was left fuming and agitated on the commencing of the drinks break and in the 28th minute the Gunners caught Chelsea out with their high line. 

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A long ball up the field saw Aubameyang racing in on goal against Cesar Azpilicueta and Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty to Arsenal after the Spaniard pulled the forward down, and he escaped a red card. Aubameyang stepped up and lashed it in to level the scores up. 

Azpilicueta was then forced off in tears in the 34th minute after he pulled up with a hamstring problem as Andreas Christensen replaced him.

Alexandre Lacazette had a great chance just before the break from a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the area but fired well wide of the right post. 

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The afternoon went from bad to worse for Chelsea within two minutes of the second-half getting underway. Goalscorer Pulisic fired a shot at goal and went down screaming in agony after picking up a hamstring injury, which he has had problems with previously this season; he was replaced by Pedro.

Andreas Christensen made a terrific block to deny Aubameyang as Lacazette looked to play in the Gabon international but Kurt Zouma made the initial block, before it Aubameyang tried a strike at goal.

But Aubameyang turned it round for Arsenal and bagged his second of the afternoon in the 67th minute as he dinked it cooly over Caballero from close range.

The final went from bad to worse for Lampard’s side as Anthony Taylor showed Mateo Kovacic a second yellow after he came together with Granit Xhaka.

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Chelsea then had a claim for Martinez to be sent off as the Arsenal keeper looked to have handled it outside the area, but Taylor waved played on and no foul was given.

That was that and Chelsea couldn’t find an equaliser which sees Arsenal lift another FA Cup trophy. 

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Meghan Markle’s Wedding Makeup Is On Sale at Nordstrom’s

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Remember the royal wedding? That event from eons ago, or 2018, when Meghan Markle graced the 1.9 billion people tuning in with one of the most iconic beauty moments of our generation? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?!

If you’re also still not over the modern and goddess-y no-makeup look Daniel Martin created for the Duchess of Sussex (editor’s note: IDK if I’ll ever be), I have great news for you. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale includes not just one, but two ~exclusive~ Diorshow sets with some of the eye and lip products Meghan wore to her royal wedding.

Diorshow Volumizing Mascara Set

The volumizing mascara set

Considering how Dior Beauty never goes on sale, the Diorshow Volumizing Mascara Set is a very good deal for $59. (One of their mascaras alone retails for $30.)

The set includes a full-size Lash-Extension Effect Volume mascara, a full-size Maximizer 3D lash primer and a mini Iconic Overcurl mascara. Meghan wore the regular version of Diorshow’s Iconic mascara to her nuptials, but the only difference here is the curled wand shape (which actually makes lifting stubborn lashes slightly easier). Altogether, this is a $78 value and as an added bonus, everything comes in a really chic pouch.

The maximizing lip care set

It’s been reported that one Dior Lip Glow sells anywhere between every three seconds and one minute. Through some wizardry (or Dior Beauty’s patented technology), the beloved lip balm brings out each individual wearer’s lip color, while also hydrating and moisturizing lips. For her nuptials, the duchess wore the beloved balm in coral.

Besides a full size Lip Glow in light pink, this Nordstrom exclusive set includes a full size Addict Lip Maximizer (a glossy plumper that will makes lips instantly look fuller without feeling too tingly), and a mini-size Maximizer 3D lash primer. An $88 value, the set also includes a ridiculously cute pouch that you’d be fully forgiven for using as a new wallet.

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale opens up to all cardholders on August 13 and the public on August 19, so start shopping or building your wishlist before everything sells out.

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Masks on, shoes off: People are still going barefoot on planes

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Not even a global health crisis can stop people from behaving weirdly on planes. Case in point: Travelers are still going barefoot on flights.
Despite airlines mandating passengers wear masks on board, cutting back food and drink services, and carrying out new extensive cleaning procedures, some …

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Hair Colors That Will Trend in Fall 2020

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If banana bread had a publicist (and what a good publicist she’d be at this current juncture), you can picture her trembling at this fall’s upcoming hair-color trends — or at least inviting them out for brunch. Frankly, they sound downright delicious.

From “Champagne pop” to “espresso black,” these hues clearly take inspiration from the best things in life around you. They’re also designed for easy upkeep: “My current recommendation to any client would be a low-maintenance hair color, which means switching from permanent colors to demi- or semipermanent color, or balayage,” Karissa Schaudt, a colorist at Maxine Salon, told POPSUGAR. “These are created to have a seamless grow-out and require minimal upkeep — especially during a pandemic, when touchups aren’t as scheduled.”

Most importantly, added colorist Rex Jimieson: “This year, we want our color to transition gracefully into fall by staying away from overly cool or artificial colors. They are the hardest to wear as we lose our summer glow in our skin. I would stay away from blue-based dyes especially such as gray or extrastrong ash tones. They are great for editorial moments with the right makeup lighting and editing but are very fade-resistant and harder to wear against natural skin with no makeup.”

Need more concrete examples? For the most mouthwatering hair colors that are somehow — some way! — even better than they sound, keep reading. We’re breaking down the seven biggest color trends to try in the coming months ahead.


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