Man City 2-1 Man United – FA Cup Final result as Ilkay Gundogan’s brace completes the English double for the blue side of the Great Manchester and edge Pep Guardiola’s team closer to a historic treble.
Man City 2-1 Man United – Highlights
For the first time ever, the FA Cup final featured an all-Manchester, and it was an unforgettable yet epic as Man City clinched their first victory in four years.
Two sides made sure the Wembley crowds entertained to close down the domestic season in thrilling fashion.
Gundogan fired an absolute rocket after just 12 seconds as the Germany international midfielder proved to be a big-game mane for the Premier League champions.
It was a record-breaking opener and the quickest FA Cup final goal, but Bruno Fernandes soon canceled out the Man City’s skipper’s joy with an equalizer.
Man United was awarded a penalty after Jack Grealish’s handball, which was enraged by City.
Red Devil’s captain stepped up and his signature run cooly tricked Stefan Ortega to slot home and leveled the game.
After Bruno’s goal, Erik ten Hag became the better side while Man City could not dominate the possession as earlier.
It was actually the first goal that Man City conceded in the FA Cup this season and Pep’s team was the first to reach the final without conceding a goal since 1966.
When the game returned from the break, Gundogan struck again in the 51st minute to restore the lead.
Having been fouled by Fred on the right flank, Kevin de Bruyne crossed the ball over to Gundogan and the captain volleyed into the ground to bounce the ball past David de Gea.
The volley was not too strong but it sneaked into the bottom right-hand corner and beat the Spanish goalkeeper.
The German thought he had completed his hat-trick later on, but the goal was ruled offside.
Alejandro Garnacho was introduced and he was a real threat from the left flank, having curled the ball just wide from the edge of the box.
City also had their chance to finish the game but Erling Haaland could not find the back of the net.
United so nearly found a stoppage-time equaliser, with Varane and Scott McTominay involved in a scramble that ended with the ball hitting the bar and then just going over.
But that was it as Guardiola’s men secured a seventh FA Cup triumph.
City celebrated the league and FA Cup double – achievements that could be added to in Istanbul next weekend.
The Blues can win the treble in next weekend’s champions league against Inter Milan.
If succeeded, Man City would finally fulfill the one and only title they have been missing in their cabinet.