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Ramsey - We stood up to the test

Aaron Ramsey against Manchester City

When Sergio Aguero ran through on the counter-attack and scored the opener past Petr Cech, we had it all to do in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final.

Our character and confidence levels have been questioned in recent weeks - and now we trailed to a Manchester City side with only one defeat in their last 15 domestic games.

But we stuck at it, drawing level through Nacho Monreal before Alexis completed the turnaround in extra-time. According to Aaron Ramsey, the nature of the comeback “showed what we are all about”.

“We just stick together as a team,” he said. “We know what we are capable of doing. It is just about repeating that in every game.

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“We played against a top-quality team with some unbelievable players and we stood up to the test. We did answer that and have shown what we are all about.

“We are in the final now so we have something to look forward to. Now we have seven finals in the Premier League to try and get into that fourth position. It is going to be an exciting end but one that we are more than up for.”

Our 33,000 fans inside Wembley on Sunday were excellent throughout and earned Ramsey’s praise at full-time.

“They were absolutely brilliant today,” the midfielder added. “We felt them behind us. They were our 12th man. Going a goal behind they stuck with us. We stuck at it as a team and got our rewards in the end.”

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