Manchester City beat Manchester United to win FA Cup

This is their seventh FA Cup title

By Web Desk
June 03, 2023
Ilkay Gundogan celebrating a goal in the FA Cup final — Twitter / @CityXtra

Manchester City defeated rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final with a scoreline of 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for City as he scored a stunning right-footed volley just after 16 seconds after the kick-off.

Bruno Fernandes of United equalled the score from the penalty spot at minute 33.

However, Gundogan’s left-footed volley from outside of the box at minute 51 put City ahead once again.

City dominated the larger part of the game with 60% possession and five shots on target as compared to United’s 40% possession and just one shot on target. 

It must be noted that City have won their seventh FA Cup title. Their last title win was in 2019 when they defeated Watford by six goals. Meanwhile, United’s last appearance in the cup’s final was in 2018 against Chelsea which they lost 1-0.

Arsenal is the club with the most FA Cup titles (14) in the tournament’s history, meanwhile Man Utd are second with 12 titles.

With the FA Cup victory, Man City will take on Premier League (PL) runner-ups Arsenal in the 2023 Community Shield. 

United is also the club with the most defeats in the tournament’s final with nine losses.

Pep Guardiola has become the third manager in English football to win the League and FA Cup double in multiple seasons (also 2018-19) after Arsene Wenger (1997-98 and 2001-02) and Alex Ferguson (1993-94, 1995-96 and 1998-99). 

City, who have already won the PL and the FA Cup, are just UEFA Champions League (UCL) title away from completing the first-ever treble in the club’s history. UCL final will be played between Inter Milan and Man City at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul on June 10.