WATCH: Pulisic starts, finishes Chelsea team goal to open FA Cup Final
Christian Pulisic is a big game player.
The American playmaker has Chelsea up 1-0 early in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium with a slick and clinical bit of work in the 18 to cap off a team goal for the Blues.
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Pulisic, 21, drove the center of the pitch and pushed a pass to Mason Mount on the left. He then swerved left then right to meet Olivier Giroud’s lay off, darting past a wary Kieran Tierney.
He finished the play with a cut shot to the other side of a diving Emiliano Martinez, the Blues going up 1-0 before the clock hit 5:00.
It’s his 11th goal for Chelsea across all competitions and first in the FA Cup.
🇺🇸🔵⚽️ STAT: Christian Pulisic is the first #USMNT player to score in an #FACup final.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) August 1, 2020
He is just the third American to play in an FA Cup final after John Harkes and Tim Howard.
The #CFC star is on fire early on for #ARSCHE 🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/8nEH8taPNa