FA Cup Final 2023: Manchester City won their seventh FA Cup trophy after defeating Manchester United by 2-1

İlkay Gündoğan scored two brilliant goals to help Manchester City win the FA Cup after a thriller of a contest against Manchester United.
Manchester City lifted their seventh FA Cup title (Image - Twitter)
Manchester City lifted their seventh FA Cup title (Image - Twitter)

Manchester City was nowhere near their best but they didn't have to be as they outclassed a fighting Manchester United to secure the seventh FA Cup title. Skipper Ilkay Gundogan led from the front with a memorable brace, with his first coming in the 14th second of the game, the fastest goal in the FA Cup finals. United did give it their all, but it wasn't enough against a superior side, who are on the verge of completing a historic treble.

FA Cup Final: Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Report

First half:

A start no one would have dreamed of. The Manchester City skipper, İlkay Gündoğan gave a very early lead to City after a banger just 14 seconds from the kickoff. David de Gea didn't expect a strike like that so early in the back. It became the fastest goal in the history of the FA Cup. Manchester City kept the majority of the possessions as expected. United tried to hit City on counters but they couldn't make the most of it. Man City kept pushing for the second goal, but United's backline remained calm and didn't give Haaland any chance to shoot. Rodri got a chance from the corner but his header was not in the target.

İlkay Gündoğan needed just 14 seconds to register his name on the scoresheet for Manchester City (Image – Twitter)

Manchester United found a lifeline as Wan-bissaka's header touched Grealish's hand inside the box. United won a penalty in the 33rd minute and Bruno struck it inside the back of the net. He sent Ortega to the other side and made no mistake to level the score. The fast half ended with a 1-1 scoreline in Wembley.

Bruno made no mistake and scored the much-needed equalizer
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Second Half:

Manchester City started the second half with the same intensity and they just needed six minutes to take the lead once again. It was none other than the skipper once again who gave the lead to Manchester City. The heads were dropped for the players of United and it was expected. The backline was stronger than ever but David de Gea made another huge mistake. There was no power in Gündoğan's strike but he couldn't keep the shot out.

İlkay Gündoğan gave the lead to Manchester City for the second time in the match
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Garnacho came in as a sub and gave United an outside hope but they couldn't capitalize the chances. Man City kept the match in their control and made no mistakes during the later stages of the final half. Manchester United kept on pushing for the equalizer but City's defense was too steady to break. The match ended with a 2-1 scoreline and Manchester City won it.

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