Aston Villa were completely outplayed by Arsenal in a match that many hoped could prove to be something of a classic.
Two teams with great support and a history to back it up had set the scene for a real contest.
But in the end, Arsenal were just much better.
When Arsenal lifted the cup last year with victory over Hull City, a team arguably thought of as inferior to the current Aston Villa outfit, the Gunners needed extra-time before winning 3-2.
But they never really looked likely to be troubled by Tim Sherwood's side once the match got started at Wembley. And when Theo Walcott finally found the breakthrough after a few missed chances, it was only ever going to be a win for Arsene Wenger's team.
That stat that really mattered was the scoreline - one that ended 4-0 in Arsenal's favour thanks to goals from Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud.
But as the rest of these stats show, there was only ever one team in it...
Shots: Arsenal 15 Aston Villa 2
Dribbles: Arsenal 16 Aston Villa 9
Corners: Arsenal 8 Aston Villa 0
Fouls: Arsenal 9 Aston Villa 15
Bookings: Arsenal 0 Aston Villa 5Reuse content