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    Man City 2 Man Utd 1 – FA Cup final LIVE RESULT: Gundogan the star as City beat rivals to boost Treble hopes – reaction

    ILKAY GUNDOGAN’S stunning double has helped Manchester City overcome rivals Manchester United to claim this season’s FA Cup.The German opened the scoring after just THIRTEEN seconds with a stunning strike.
    Bruno Fernandes’ converted a controversial penalty before Gundogan’s stunning second won the FA Cup for City and complete part two of their Treble mission.

    Match Result: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Manchester City team news: Ortega, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Grealish, Haaland.
    Manchester United team news: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Eriksen, Bruno, Sancho, Rashford.

    Stay up to date with all the action from Wembley in our live blog…
    What a game!
    Well there we have it, Manchester City are your 2023 FA Cup winners!Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring and broke a record, scoring after just thirteen seconds with a spectacular volley.
    It looked as though they would cruise to the trophy from there, but the scores were levelled by Bruno Fernandes from the penalty spot.
    However, it was captain fantastic Gundogan who struck again at the start of the second half, this time with his left foot on the volley, to give Manchester City the lead.
    Manchester City are your 2023 FA Cup winners!Credit: Reuters

    FT. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    It’s all over!
    Manchester City have both hands on the FA Cup trophy, and are two thirds of their way to an incredible treble winning season!
    90+4. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Man Utd have been much better since the introduction of Alejandro Garnacho.
    Kyle Walker goes down with an injury, and Aymeric Laporte is being readied on the bench.
    90+2. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    United come SO close to a late late leveller.
    The ball is crossed in by Luke Shaw, and Ortega makes a double save to deny McTominay and Bruno Fernandes at the death!
    90. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Nathan Ake comes on for Jack Grealish.
    Rodri picks up a yellow card, and there will be FOUR minutes of added time.
    88. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Nathan Ake is warming up for Manchester City.
    City escape down the left side with Gundogan who gets away from Casemiro with ease, and the ball is cut back to Phil Foden.
    Luke Shaw gets in really well to cut that pass out.
    86. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Garnacho does brilliantly again down the left-hand side, but fails to win a corner for his side this time.
    84. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Ortega is given a yellow card for time wasting in the Manchester City goal.
    United work the ball forward to Wout Weghorst, but he is offside.
    Scott McTominay is on for Manchester United in place of Victor Lindelof, and it seems United are going to play Varane in a 1v1 against Erling Haaland.
    82. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    So close to a third for City!
    After some brilliant work by Phil Foden, the ball finds its way to Bernardo Silva on the right hand side.
    He delivers the ball towards the back post, where Manuel Akanji of all people is lurking, but the Swiss defender can’t get a toe on the ball.
    80. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Grealish does really well to drive down the left hand side and win a foul for Man City.
    Fred is finally booked for this one.
    78. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Wout Weghorst is on for Manchester United, in place of Jadon Sancho.
    He will at least give United something to aim for in the middle.
    More threat from the wide areas for the Red Devils.
    76. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Pep Guardiola is about to make a change for Man City, and it’s going to be Phil Foden who will make his first FA Cup final appearance.
    He is on in place of the magnificent Kevin De Bruyne.
    74. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Manchester United win a corner, but they end up moving it back to their own goalkeeper…
    They do work it forward again, but City defend well to keep the score at 2-1.
    72. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Garnacho almost finds the back of the night with a curling effort from just inside the box, but it narrowly evades the goalpost!
    70. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Gundogan is denied a hat-trick!
    Grealish plays a lovely ball back to Haaland, whose shot is saved by David De Gea, Gundogan taps home the rebound – but the linesman’s flag goes up for offside!
    69. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    They almost do!
    Marcus Rashford smashes a shot over the bar from just outside the box, but it was not far away!
    City’s defence were worried…
    67. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    It seems like the life has been sucked out of this game a little, and the next goal is going to be absolutely vital.
    Can Manchester United lift their heads and get an all important equaliser?
    64. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Man City are starting to use that wonderful midfield to dictate the game a bit more in recent times.
    United win a free-kick just to alleviate the pressure a little.
    62. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Here he comes, Alejandro Garnacho replaces Christian Eriksen, who as we said, was looking a little leggy…
    60. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Half an hour to go, and Alejandro Garnacho is looking to come on and turn the tide in Manchester United’s favour.
    58. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    A couple of the Manchester United players are starting to look tired out there, namely Christian Eriksen, who has been tasked with dealing with Ilkay Gundogan this afternoon.
    Bruno Fernandes misplaces a pass on the half-volley, and it goes out for a throw in to Man City.
    56. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    The free-kick is delivered into the box by De Bruyne, before being cleared.
    It eventually leads to a corner for Manchester City, which is also dealt with.
    54. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    Fred brings down Stones who is gliding forward with the ball, and City have another free-kick on the edge of the penalty area.
    The Brazilian is walking the tightrope of being booked here, but he escapes this time.
    52. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    It is a training ground free-kick that comes off for Manchester City, as a De Bruyne set piece is dinked into Gundogan on the edge of the box.
    Rodri does really well to block off Luke Shaw, and despite De Gea getting a hand on it it spins into the back of the net.
    50. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
    GOAL!He has done it again!Ilkay Gundogan hits another volley, this time on his left foot, into the bottom left corner.
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    Fans in stitches as they spot Liam Gallagher ‘s***housing’ young Man Utd fan after City’s goal in FA Cup final

    LIAM GALLAGHER had fans in stitches for “s***housing” a young Manchester United fan after City took the lead in the FA Cup final. Ilkay Gundogan opened the lead after just 12 SECONDS only for Bruno Fernandes to level before half time from the penalty spot.
    Liam Gallagher ‘s***housing’ a young Man Utd fanCredit: BBC
    So when Gundogan doubled his tally to win City the game, it was pandemonium in the blue end.
    And Oasis’ Gallagher rubbed salt in the wounds when he celebrated in front of a young United supporter – and fans loved it.
    One said: “Liam Gallagher proper legend.”
    Another added: “Liam Gallagher s****housing a kid.”
    One tweeted: “Hahahahahaha what a guy.”
    Another posted: “Legend.”
    City-superfan Gallagher shot to fame with brother Noel as frontmen for Oasis.
    But the band split in 2009 following a bitter falling out between the brothers.
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    Although Liam is ready to reunite – so long as City beat Inter Milan in the Champions League final next weekend.
    Asked: “Oasis will return if Manchester City win the Champions League? A possibility?”
    He responded: “I’m ready to go”.
    Noel ,left, and Liam Gallagher pictured in 2008Credit: PA More

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    Man City 2 Man Utd 1: United can’t stop bitter rivals’ Treble march as Gundogan scores TWO volleys to win the FA Cup

    IF it is goodbye for Ilkay Gundogan this was some way to sign off.The quickest goal in FA Cup history after 12 seconds followed by the winner on 51 minutes.
    Man City are one game away from the treble after beating Man Utd in the FA Cup finalCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Ilkay Gundogan scored twice to wrap up a 2-1 victory at WembleyCredit: Jamie McPhilimey
    United could not stop City’s march towards the TrebleCredit: AFP
    Only Inter Milan stand in City’s way in the Champions League finalCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    The captain won the Cup, lifted it and now heads to Istanbul in the belief that Manchester City can emulate their defeated opponents and complete the treble.
    The German international wants a two-year deal to stay at The Etihad while City are offering the 32-year-old only one.
    A compromise may be reached with a one-year deal with the option on the club’s part for a further year if they decide to trigger it, with Barcelona keeping a close eye.
    But as it stands the match against Inter Milan in Istanbul could be his last for the club, he will not be forgotten in the blue half of Manchester.
    What a start to it was to the game.
    Gundogan kicked off laying the ball straight back to goalkeeper Stefan Ortega who launched it forward.
    Erlking Haaland won the first ball, Victor Lindelof the second but it bounced off Kevin De Bruyne and broke to Gundogan.
    What technique as he sent a volley flying past David de Gea.
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    Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring after just 12 secondsCredit: Getty
    It’s the fastest goal in FA Cup final historyCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Those in blue stadium went crazy, those in red were shell shocked.
    City went for more and the fans at the opposite end of the stadium thought they had a second when Ruben Dias’ header rippled the side netting.
    Jack Grealish was getting busy cutting in from the left and shot just wide.
    Erling Haaland stretched to reach a Gundogan ball in but could only steer it straight into De Gea’s grateful arms.
    At this point United could not string three passes together.
    United won a penalty in the 33rd minute after a Jack Grealish handballCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Bruno Fernandes slotted home the penalty with confidenceCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    City were all over them, hounding them down every time they touched the ball and winning it back.
    Then things swung round when Aaron Wan Bissaka’s header hit Grealish’s high hand.
    Referee Paul Tierney was called by the VAR to look at it on the screen at the side of the pitch. We all know what that means and the United fans started celebrating.
    A penalty was awarded and Bruno Fernandes did his hop, step and jump before sending Ortega the wrong way.
    Off he want in celebration of his 33rd minute leveller.
    Gundogan restored City’s lead just minutes into the second halfCredit: Jamie McPhilimey
    The German is approaching the end of his deal and could leave this summerCredit: Getty
    Unfortunately it was at the City end of the pitch and objects reigned down, one of which hit Victor Lindelof.
    He was ok to carry on and United had new energy while on the touchline Erik ten Hag and Pep Guardiola were getting animated with each other.
    It was game on.
    The lead and the power was wrestled back by City courtesy of Gundogan again. But what of De Gea’s efforts to stop him?
    De Bruyne curled a free kick from the right out to the top of the ‘D’ where his teammate was unmarked.
    It was a painful match for United as they struggled to cope with City’s classCredit: Reuters
    The Red Devils were unable to finish the season with another trophyCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    The volley was not clean, scuffed into the deck but it found it’s way into the bottom left hand corner with De Gea too slow to get across.
    Such moments are possibly why the club are yet to sign of on a new contract for a player whose current deal is now at an end.
    Ten Hag made a change to try and get back into the game when he brought Alejandro Garnacho on for Christian Eriksen.
    He went on the left, Jadon Sancho switched to the right and Bruno Fernandes came into the middle.
    But City were in the ascendency again and Gundogan thought he had a hat-trick when he followed up Haaland’s saved shot but was offside.
    Garnacho got on the ball and curled a shot over the angle.
    The United fans implored their team to keep coming forward.
    Ten Hag’s rolled the dice again when he sent on Wout Weghorst. 
    Then in injury time Raphael Varane had a shot that hit Ortega and bounced back off the bar with Scott McTominay’s follow up header going over.
    That was the last chance.

    Two down one to go.
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    Shocking moment YouTuber IShowSpeed is ‘PUNCHED’ before huge fight breaks out in Wembley stands during FA Cup final

    INTERNET sensation IShowSpeed claimed he was attacked during the FA Cup final at Wembley.The YouTube star was in the stands watching on as Manchester United faced cross-city rivals Manchester City in the historic clash.
    YouTuber IShowSpeed claimed he was ‘punched’ while at WembleyCredit: YouTube / IShowSpeed
    He was watching the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Manchester CityCredit: YouTube / IShowSpeed
    Another supporter in the crowd then ‘punched’ himCredit: YouTube / IShowSpeed
    And his bodyguard lept into action to subdue the fanCredit: YouTube / IShowSpeed
    And, in a clip circulating on social media, the American appeared to be shoved by a fellow fan, before claiming he was “punched”.
    In response, his bodyguard then lunges at the man by climbing to the lower row and forcing them to the ground.
    While IShowSpeed appeared to be unharmed, he then complained to the aggressor.
    He fumed: “Why did you just f*****g punch me bro?
    “Bro why did you put your hands on me bro.”
    He then asked the cameraman: “Why did he just punch me bro?
    “I didn’t even touch him.”
    The American was sitting in what appeared to be a neutral area of the English stadium but did have a Manchester United-coloured hat in his hand.
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    Speed has not had much luck travelling to the UK to watch football.
    He is a superfan of former United star Cristiano Ronaldo and last year flew in to see his idol twice.
    However, on both occasions, he missed out due to Ronaldo being injured.
    And on Saturday he saw United lose 2-1 at Wembley as Ilkay Gundogan scored two volleys to set City on course for a Treble. More

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    Fans baffled by FA Cup final national anthem singer’s ‘BDSM costume’ before Man City’s clash vs Man Utd

    FANS were left baffled by national anthem singer Jasmine Faulkner’s “BDSM costume” before Manchester United played City. The English-Iranian soprano singer was on duty before the Manchester derby at Wembley.
    Jasmine Faulkner sings the national anthemCredit: Getty
    And her choice of latex outfit had supporters all saying the same thing.
    One said: “Why is the national anthem singer wearing a BDSM costume?”
    Another added: “That national anthem singer is dressed like the tin man isn’t she.”
    One tweeted: “Nice fetish wear on the National anthem singer.”
    Another posted: “Why has the national anthem singer got 1/4 of a gimp suit on her arms?”
    Faulkner’s music includes classical backgrounds mixed with a cinematic and electronic sound.
    She attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2017.
    And Faulkner joined an all-girl quartet known as Ida in 2019.
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    The Brit-nominated band appeared on ITV’s talent show Walk the Line which featured judges Gary Barlow, Dawn French, Craig David and Alesha Dixon.
    Faulkner left the group and became a soloist performing across the world and she performed at Windsor Castle and at West End Live.

    The performer was also seen live on BBC2 when she sang the USA and British national anthems at the Rugby Autumn International Series.
    But in her biggest gig to date, she blared out God Save The King before City and United did battle for the cup.
    Jasmine Faulkner performs the national anthem from WembleyCredit: Reuters More

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    Man Utd awarded ‘worst penalty in history penalties’ against Man City in FA Cup final leaving BBC and ITV pundits fuming

    MANCHESTER UNITED were awarded a “ridiculous” penalty after Jack Grealish was judged to have handled the ball in the FA Cup final.VAR decided to penalise the Manchester City star for his arm being in an unnatural position when the ball hit him from close range after a header from Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
    Aaron Wan-Bissaka headed the ball across the box and it hit Jack Grealish’s armCredit: BBC
    The ref thought it was a penalty after a VAR reviewCredit: BBC
    Jack Grealish fumed at the officialsCredit: Reuters
    Referee Paul Tierney was alerted to the incident by Stockley Park official David Coote.
    And after checking the monitor the man with the whistle pointed to the spot.
    Bruno Fernandes stepped up to convert the penalty to level the game after a sensational strike from Ilkay Gundogan after 14 seconds put City ahead.
    But pundits were left raging over the decision.

    BBC’s Jermaine Jenas said: “Yes it’s hit his hand, yes his hand is in the air, but it’s not a penalty for me.’”
    Meanwhile on ITV, Lee Dixon said: “That’s the worst penalty in the history of penalties.
    “I don’t care what the rule book says, it’s not a penalty.”
    Peter Schmeichel felt it was the correct decision but conceded the rules are “silly”.
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    Alan Shearer agreed and called the regulations “terrible” and admitted he was on the verge of swearing about it.
    Ex-Man Utd captain Roy Keane believed it was harsh but thought Grealish could bring his arms down.
    There was more controversy later in the game over a decision when Kevin De Bruyne went down under the challenge of Fred.
    VAR looked at the incident but believed it was not a foul.
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    Man Utd star Casemiro escapes red card for horror stamp on Akanji in FA Cup final leaving Man City fans raging

    MANCHESTER CITY supporters were left raging that Casemiro escaped a red card after a horror tackle on Manuel Akanji.The Premier League champions are taking on Manchester United in the FA Cup final this afternoon.
    Casemiro escaped a red card after this horror challenge on Manuel AkanjiCredit: AP
    Man City fans were fuming that the Brazilian received no punishmentCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    The incident occurred in the 12th minute at WembleyCredit: BBC
    The Brazilian appeared to stamp on the City defenderCredit: BBC
    The Wembley showpiece burst into life in record fashion as Ilkay Gundogan fired City ahead after just 12 SECONDS.
    That was the fastest-ever goal scored in FA Cup final history.
    But after starting on cloud nine, City fans were furious around 13 minutes later after their defender was caught by United’s Casemiro.
    Akanji was caught on the inside of his ankle by the Brazilian and was left rolling in agony.
    The incident then went to VAR for a review – but the officials deemed that Casemiro’s tackle was not worthy of any booking.
    And, incredibly, it was actually the United man that ended up receiving the free-kick, which left fans absolutely raging and completely baffled.
    One fan tweeted: “Casemiro pulled out this nasty tackle on Akanji and went totally unpunished?”
    Another joked: “Manuel Akanji is down receiving treatment after a nasty challenge from Casemiro. Free kick to Manchester United.”
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    A fellow viewer wrote: “That’s a red all day.”
    Another fan said: “Casemiro took out Akanji, that’s a damn red!!!!”
    While another blasted: “That decision has absolutely baffled me.
    “Casemiro puts his studs through Akanji’s ankle, they do a quick VAR check for a potential red.. Man U free kick.”
    As another added: “I still don’t understand VAR. Casemiro stamps on Akanji shins and gets a foul for him then that handball. Ridiculous.
    “Football has two law books. One with Var and one without.”
    Raging City fans were thought Casemiro had stamped on their defenderCredit: BBC More

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    Why Wrexham star hopes ‘lights go out and they can’t finish FA Cup final’ as he nervously watches on at Wembley

    WREXHAM star Paul Mullin said he hopes the lights go out at Wembley Stadium and the FA Cup final cannot be finished. Manchester United meet Manchester City in the showpiece on Saturday afternoon.
    Paul Mullin wants neither Man City nor Man Utd to win the FA CupCredit: Getty
    Mullin fired the Wrexham to League Two after winning the National League title this season.
    And the Welsh side enjoyed a good run in the FA Cup too before they were beaten by Sheffield United in a fourth round replay.
    With his eight goals in five matches during the competition, Mullin will win the FA Cup Golden Boot and he is in attendance at Wembley to collect his award.
    But Mullin is a boyhood Liverpool fan and can’t choose who he would rather win the derby final.
    Mullin joked with talkSPORT: “Today, it is not the occasion I wanted with two Manchester clubs and supporting Liverpool but it will be good to see [Erling] Haaland and Co.
    “I don’t really want either team to win, to be honest.

    “I hope it goes to penalties and the lights go out and they can’t finish the game.
    “That would be the ideal scenario. But I am a Liverpool fan, loved it this time last year when Liverpool were here.
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    “It is still going to be an unbelievable occasion and to watch these players, who are unbelievable up close, is something to look forward to.”
    Riyad Mahrez needs to score four goals to catch Mullin’s eight in the cup and on his likely Golden Boot-winning performance, he said: “It is unbelievable.
    “It is something I am really proud of. When my little boy grows up… to be able to show that his dad was able to win something I’d look back on my career and be really proud of.
    “It is the cherry on top, the focus all season has been to get promoted.
    “I knew going into the game against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane that if I got a goal I’d have a good chance of winning this also.
    “When that happened, it was something that after the promotion I could look back on and give me a really good end to a good year.” More