4th June 2023 – (London) Manchester City’s unstoppable season continues as they moved closer to a historic treble with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The star of the show was City captain Ilkay Gundogan, who scored a record-breaking goal just 12 seconds into the match, before adding a second in the second half to secure City’s seventh FA Cup trophy.
United, hoping to win both domestic cups in the same season for the first time and spoil City’s chances of matching their own historic 1999 treble, fought back and equalized through a Bruno Fernandes penalty in the 33rd minute. However, City remained in control and Gundogan’s second goal ultimately proved the difference.
The victory sees City move closer to an unprecedented treble, having already secured the Premier League title and the Carabao Cup. They will take on Inter Milan in next Saturday’s Champions League final, and victory would see them match United’s triple triumph in the 1998-1999 season.
City’s dominance this season has been nothing short of remarkable, and their victory in the FA Cup final was just another example of the quality and depth of their squad. Gundogan has been a standout performer throughout the season, and his record-breaking goal in the final was a fitting tribute to his outstanding form.
City’s success is a testament to the vision and ambition of manager Pep Guardiola, who has built a team capable of dominating both domestically and on the European stage. The club’s investment in youth development and state-of-the-art facilities has also played a key role in their success, and they will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
The victory over United was also a sweet moment for City fans, who have had to endure years of dominance from their rivals. City’s success this season has firmly established them as the top team in Manchester, and they will be hoping to build on their success and cement their place among the all-time greats of English football.