Manchester City beat United in FA Cup final to set up shot at treble

  • Report by Granada Reports Sports Correspondent David Chisnall

Manchester City beat their closest rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final to set up a historic shot at the treble.

City won the game 2-1, meaning a win against Inter Milan in the Champions League final would make them the first English club to win the treble since United in 1999.

İlkay Gündoğan set a new FA Cup final record when he scored after just 13 seconds against Manchester United.

The previous record for the fastest goal was Louis Saha's opener after 25 seconds for Everton against Chelsea in 2009.

Bruno Fernandes had levelled the scores from the spot for United. Credit: PA Images

Manchester United equalised from the penalty spot through Bruno Fernandes, slotting home coolly after VAR had ruled Grealish had handled in the area as he tried to stop the ball from reaching Wan-Bissaka.

City regained the lead after 50 minutes and it was Gündoğan again on the volley, finding the corner from outside the box after being picked out by De Bruyne’s free-kick.

Pep Guardiola has now won six out of six domestic cup finals as Manchester City boss.

  • Granada Reports caught up with both sets of fans are Manchester City won the FA Cup against their biggest rivals United

İlkay Gündoğan told ITV Sport: "To play a final is always difficult. I feel like we did well in the first-half but we could have done better. The way we played in the second was amazing.

"I don't think I have scored a quicker goal in my career. It landed perfectly for me."

When asked about the potential treble, Gündoğan said: "I try not to think about it now. We are playing finals to win them and that one is even more special."

İlkay Gündoğan celebrating scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final. Credit: PA Images

City's John Stones said: "Incredible feeling, especially against our neighbours. Our mindset towards the game and the courage we showed was incredible.

"What a player Gündoğan is. How he controls the play, how he dictates everything.

"The treble is close. We can dream and hopefully we can do it."

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