Manchester City beat Manchester United to win the FA Cup. They are now just one game away from the treble.
Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-1 on penalties in the 2022-23 English FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET. It was City’s seventh FA Cup title.
On the day, City lined up in a 3-2-4-1 formation. Holland started up front, followed by Grealish, Guendouzi, De Bruyne, and Silva. Rodriguez and Stones formed the back three, with Akanji, Dias, and Walker. Ortega was in goal.
Against them, United went with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Rashford started up top, with Sancho, Eriksen, and Bruno behind him. Fred and Casemiro formed the midfield and the back four was Shaw, Varane, Lindelof, and Wan-Bissaka. De Gea was in goal.
The game started with a bang for City. Less than a minute into the game, Gundogan finished off a powerful volley from a ball flicked on by De Bruyne. There was a lull after the goal. Then came United’s equalizer. In the 30th minute, a penalty kick was awarded after a handball foul on Grealish, and Bruno rattled the net.
The first half ended 1-1. Early in the second half, City regained the lead. In the sixth minute of the second half, Gundogan rattled the net with a direct shot from a free kick by De Bruyne. United brought off Eriksen in the 17th minute and brought on Garnacho to spark their attack. City brought on Foden for De Bruyne in the 32nd minute.
United continued to push for an equalizer, bringing on Berghost and McTominay, but it was not enough to break through City’s defense. City added Ake and Laporte late in the second half to reinforce their backline and held on for a 2-1 victory over United.메이저놀이터
It was City’s first FA Cup triumph in four years, since the 2018-19 season. It’s their seventh title of the season, and they also clinched the “double” by winning the English Premier League (EPL) title this season. But they still have one more title to win.
The UEFA Champions League (UCL). City will face Inter Milan in the UCL final on November 11th. If they win, it will be the first UCL title in the club’s history and a “triple treble”. Coincidentally, the last English club to complete the treble was their FA Cup opponents, Manchester United. The Red Devils last accomplished the feat in the 1998-99 season.