Manchester City have defeated Manchester United 2-1 to claim the English FA Cup in the final at Wembley Stadium.
Gatekeepers News reports that City triumphed in the first Manchester-Derby FA Cup final on Saturday, this was courtesy of Ilkay Gundogan’s brace which came in each half of the game.
Although Bruno Fernandes scored a solitary goal for United, this wasn’t enough.
City took the lead 13 seconds into the encounter, with Gundogan blasting a volley into the top corner from Haaland’s knockdown header.
United on the other hand were undeterred and got their equaliser when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) awarded them a penalty for Jack Grealish’s handball. Fernandes successfully dispatched it to restore parity going into the break.
Gundogan netted the winner early in the second half, burying a shot through a sea of bodies from De Bruyne’s free-kick delivery to send the Blue half of Wembley agog.
Efforts by Erik ten Hag’s men to level up were fruitless, as Man City secured their third FA Cup in a row and their seventh title in total.
It is the second FA Cup win under coach Pep Guardiola who secured his 13th title since arriving at the club.
The Cityzens had earlier completed their first domestic victory following the earlier English Premier League (EPL) title win.
Today’s victory have kept their hope for a treble alive – the first time in their history and the second time for an English team after Man United.
To secure a treble, City will face Inter Milan at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium in their UEFA Champions League on Saturday 10 June 2023.