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Man City take step closer to treble with FA Cup win as Sir Alex Ferguson looks on in disgust


Jun 3, 2023
Man City take step closer to treble with FA Cup win as Sir Alex Ferguson looks on in disgust


Manchester United huffed and puffed, but it wasn’t enough to stop Ilkay Gundogan keeping Manchester City’s treble dream alive.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the FA Cup final 2-1 against their city rivals, as Sir Alex Ferguson watched on in disgust.

Gundogan was the hero yet again


Gundogan was the hero yet againCredit: getty
Ferguson was a picture


Ferguson was a pictureCredit: itv
The trophy was soon handed out


The trophy was soon handed outCredit: AFP

Gundogan continued his end of season Ballon d’Or form with yet another Man of the Match display, taking only 12 seconds to get started.

David de Gea and the red half of Wembley was left stunned when the German volleyed in a Kevin De Bruyne knockdown for the fastest goal in final history.

Yet despite being utterly shellshocked, United held on, and eventually equalised through a Bruno Fernandes penalty just over half-an-hour later.

The story was similar again at the start of the second period when Gundogan again connected with a long-range strike, but this time it trickled in, leaving huge questions hanging over De Gea.

Man United players fume as missile from Man City end hits Lindelof in the face
FA Cup trophy already engraved for 2023 before final between Man City and Man United

Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho both went close as City held on to win, keeping their hopes of a historic treble alive and well.

Ferguson was there to watch on, as the only other manager to achieve the feat with an English side, doing so with United in 1999.

But now, with City massive favourites to beat Inter Milan in the Champions League final in a week’s time, the Scot’s look of resignation said it all.

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