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FA Cup Final LIVE: Man City overcome rivals Man Utd

Pep Guardiola's Man City go one step closer to completing the treble after beating rivals Man Utd 2-1 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

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17:29
That's all folks

That's all from us tonight as Man City seal the bragging rights over their neighbours Man United following a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup Final.

We are back to do it all again next Saturday as City chase down a historic treble in the Champions League Final against Inter in Istanbul, with another bespoke blog providing previews, tips, latest odds as well as live coverage of the match itself.

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17:24
Man City 1/4 to win the Treble

Pep Guardiola's Man City are now just 1/4 to complete the treble after beating rivals Man United 2-1 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Serie A side Inter are now the only team standing in City's way of this incredible feat, with the Citizens set to lock horns with Simone Inzaghi's charges in the Champions League Final in Istanbul next Saturday.

We are witnessing greatness in front of our eyes in the form of this swashbuckling City side, who will be desperate to get over the line in next week's Champions League showpiece to not only claim their first taste of success in the competition but claim a staggering treble.

Read our full article exploring City's potential Treble here
 

17:16
A special word for our tipster...

As the Man City squad march up the Wembley steps to collect their FA Cup winners medals and the Emirates Player of the Match Ilkay Gundogan prepares to lift the trophy as captain, we ought to highlight a hattrick of correct tips provided by bet365's Mark Langdon.

As part of his pre-Final betting preview, Langdon tipped up the following markets:

Man City to win 2-1 - 15/2
Ilkay Gundogan to score first - 12/1
Rodri to be Booked - 4/1

Way to go Mark!
 

17:00
Full-Time (Man City 2-1 Man Utd)

Full-Time

Manchester City are the FA Cup winners!

It's a seventh FA Cup triumph for the Citizens after overcoming neighbours Man United 2-1 in a pulsating affair at Wembley.

German skipper Ilkay Gundogan is the matchwinner on the day, becoming the fastest ever FA Cup Final goalscorer after just 15 seconds with an outstanding volley before adding to his account early in the second period.

The Red Devils had drawn level in the showpiece courtesy of a first half penalty from Bruno Fernandes following a dubious VAR decision which penalised Jack Grealish for handball, but it was to be Pep Guardiola's side's day.

Man City are now just 90 minutes away from completing a staggering treble of trophies ahead of their Champions League Final meeting with Inter next week.

Yet more history could be written in Istanbul....
 

16:45
We enter the closing stages...

Just under 10 minutes remain at Wembley as City seek to hold out for a famous FA Cup victory and United aim to stop them in their tracks.

Man United are currently priced at 12/1 In-Play to Win the Trophy.

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16:37
Garnacho goes close

Man United substitute Garnacho goes agonisingly close to finding an equaliser for the Red Devils, as his curled effort flies just wide of Ortega's left hand post.

Garnacho has looked extremely bright since entering the fray, with the Argentine proving to be a dangerous outlet on United's left flank.

It remains all to play for at Wembley, as Phil Foden replaces Kevin De Bruyne for City and Wout Weghorst comes on for Jadon Sancho for United.

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16:35
Gundogan denied hattrick by offside flag

Man-of-the-moment Ilkay Gundogan briefly believes he has notched an FA Cup Final hattrick after tapping home a rebound from a Haaland effort, only to be denied by the offside flag.

The Citizens will know a third goal should be enough to seal this FA Cup Final, and certainly possess the attacking firepower on the pitch to find it.

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16:33
Rashford fires over

England international Marcus Rashford has a sight of goal on the edge of the box, but blasts a powerful effort just over the crossbar.

The Red Devils are still very much alive in this contest as they desperately attempt to prevent their neighbours edging closer to a stunning treble of trophies.

Just under 20 minutes remain at Wembley.

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16:25
Eriksen makes way for Garnacho

Man United make the first change of this FA Cup Final with Christian Eriksen withdrawn for Argentine youngster Alejandro Garnacho.

18-year-old Garnacho will provide the Red Devils with an additional attacking threat and more pace in the final third as they seek an equaliser.

The Argentine is currently priced at 22/1 to score the match's fourth goal.

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16:15
GOAL! Man City 2-1 Man Utd (Gundogan)

Goal

City strike early again! Once more it's that man Ilkay Gundogan on the scoresheet!

In what was clearly a practiced set-piece routine, Kevin De Bruyne clipped the ball from a wide position to the edge of the box, with skipper Gundogan scuffing a left footed effort underneath a despairing David De Gea in the United goal.

At first viewing it looks like questionable goalkeeping from the Spaniard, with not much pace on the Gundogan strike, although there were a number of bodies blocking the vision of United's number one.

Once again Erik ten Hag's side will have to cope with going behind in this FA Cup Final.

Can City now build on their lead or will United bounce back again?

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16:10
Back underway at Wembley (Man City 1-1 Man Utd)

The second half of this historic all-Manchester FA Cup Final is underway at Wembley.

Man City are forced to go again and put what they will feel was an unjust award of a penalty to United in the first half behind them and regain control of the match, with the Red Devils desperate to spoil their neigbours' quest for the treble.

It's all set up for a pulsating second 45 minutes of action in London, and you can continue to follow all of the match events and latest betting updates right here with our bespoke FA Cup Final blog.

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16:05
WATCH: Ilkay Gundogan - will he stay or will he go?

Now holding the status of the fastest goalscorer in FA Cup Final history, firing past David De Gea in the Man United goal after just 15 seconds, Man City captain Ilkay Gundogan's future at the Etihad Stadium is currently shrouded in uncertainty.

With the Germany international out of contract with City at the end of this campaign, there is increasing speculation the 32-year-old could be set to swap Manchester for Barcelona and join up with Xavi's La Liga-winning side.

You can watch what our experts Kelly Somers, Sam Matterface and Steve Freeth have to say about Gundogan's future in the video above.

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16:00
Half-time - Man City 1-1 Man Utd

Half-Time

Referee Paul Tierney draws an action-packed first half of the FA Cup Final to an end, with Man United and Man City locked at 1-1.

It was City who drew first blood in this contest in dramatic fashion, with skipper Ilkay Gundogan sensationally firing home the fastest goal in FA Cup Final history after just 15 seconds.

This rapid opener looked set to prompt a one-sided affair with the United ranks looking flustered by the manner of treble-chasing City's start to the match, with Pep Guardiola's side going close to a second from a Rodri header just a matter of minutes later.

The Red Devils hung in there though, and found an unlikely equaliser via somewhat fortuitous circumstances, with Jack Grealish penalised by VAR for a handball from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka header from short distance.

Bruno Fernandes made no mistake from the spot to send United level, with this equaliser galvanising Erik ten Hag's side to enjoy a strong end to the half with renewed intensity and industry particularly in midfield areas.

This FA Cup Final therefore looks evenly poised at the break, with both sides likely to be heading into the dressing rooms at half-time full of belief that they have what it takes to get their hands on the trophy.

Latest In-Play odds:

Man City - 10/11
Draw - 13/8
Man Utd - 11/2

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15:44
Final roars into life as half-time approaches

Man United's leveller has breathed fresh life into this FA Cup Final which is growing into an end-to-end encounter, with Erik ten Hag's Red Devils appearing to have newfound belief.

This contest is now being played at a frantic pace as both teams desperately strive to take control, but as things stand it looks as if the Manchester rivals will be heading into the half-time break all square.

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15:34
GOAL! Man City 1-1 Man Utd (Fernandes)

Goal

Well well well...

Out of nothing Man United have drawn level in the FA Cup Final!

It's Bruno Fernandes who has equalised from the spot, after a VAR check penalised City's Jack Grealish for a handball.

It seems a harsh call against the former Aston Villa man who appeared to know little about the ball striking his hand, but Man United will not be caring as their supporters are sent into raptures by Fernandes who coolly rolls the ball to Stefan Ortega's right in the City goal.

Game on at Wembley!

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15:23
Record-breaker Gundogan

Man City captain Ilkay Gundogan's sensational opening goal is officially the fastest strike in FA Cup Final history, clocked at an astonishing 15 seconds.

The German's effort surpasses Louis Saha's opener for Everton against Chelsea in 2009 by a considerable distance, with the Frenchman finding the net after 25 seconds.

Prior to Saha, the previous quickest goal in the FA Cup Final was registered way back in 1895, when Bob Chatt struck for Aston Villa against West Brom.

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15:17
Man Utd up against it

Man United are currently 14/1 In-Play to win this FA Cup Final against rivals Man City in 90 minutes after Gundogan's rapid opener.

Latest In-Play odds:

Full-time result:
Man City - 2/9
Draw - 9/2
Man Utd - 14/1

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15:05
Rodri goes close with a header

There is a large cheer from the City end who believed their side had grabbed a swift second, but Rodri's header from a De Bruyne free-kick is glanced just wide into the side netting of David de Gea's goal.

It's been an electric start from the Citizens at Wembley. United are struggling to live with the rivals at the start of this cup final.

The leaders in the United ranks, such as Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro, really need to pull their troops together here and calm them down in order to restore a semblance of control in this content.

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15:01
GOAL! Man City 1-0 Man Utd (Gundogan)

Goal

Oh my word!!

City have the lead at Wembley inside 15 seconds! It's the fastest goal in FA Cup Final history.

An absolutely incredible start to proceedings here at Wembley as Pep Guardiola's side take the lead straight from kick-off courtesy of an incredible volley from City skipper Ilkay Gundogan from around 25 yards out.

The United players look completely shell-shocked out there.

How can they respond?

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15:00
Underway at Wembley...

World Cup Kick Off

We're underway in the 142nd FA Cup Final at Wembley, as neighbours Manchester United and Manchester City lock horns at this stage of the competition for the very first time.

Having already secured the Premier League title and set for a trip to Istanbul next week to contest the Champions League Final against Inter, Pep Guardiola's outstanding City side will today bid to complete the second leg of a potential treble.

Standing in their way are Man United, the only English club in history to have completed such a feat under the auspices of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 1999, and Erik ten Hag's charges will be desperate to stop their rivals in their tracks at Wembley this afternoon.

The narrative is set. A true FA Cup Final classic could just be on the cards here...

Will it be the blue or red half of Manchester who will be celebrating this evening? Wembley Stadium is looking resplendent in the sunshine, with both sets of supporters in fine voice.

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14:40
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14:20
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14:10
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14:00
Team news from Wembley...

The teamsheets are in at Wembley, as Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag put together their final preparations ahead of this year's FA Cup Final.

Manchester City (3-2-4-1): Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Stones, Rodri, Bernardo, Gundogan (c), De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Fernandes (c), Eriksen, Sancho, Rashford.

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13:50
Player of the Match odds

Kick-off at Wembley is now just under an hour away, as anticipation ramps up to see whether the blue or red side of Manchester will have the bragging rights this evening following the FA Cup Final.

Both City and United have a plethora of players capable of taking this game by the scruff of the neck in what should be a compelling spectacle in London. Let's take a look at the latest Player of the Match odds:

Selected Player of the Match odds:

Man City:
Erling Haaland - 11/4
Kevin De Bruyne - 6/1
Jack Grealish - 7/1
Ilkay Gundogan - 10/1
Bernardo Silva - 14/1
John Stones - 25/1

Man Utd:
Casemiro - 12/1
Marcus Rashford - 14/1
David De Gea - 14/1
Bruno Fernandes - 14/1
Jadon Sancho - 20/1
Raphael Varane - 28/1

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13:20
Man Utd v Man City Five Key Battles

The countdown to today's FA Cup Final is well and truly on, with team news from Wembley imminent within the next hour. Which players could have the biggest say on the outcome of this derby match?

We take a look at some of the key individual battles which are primed to take centre stage in this afternoon's showpiece.

Man Utd v Man City Five Key Battles:

Erling Haaland v Victor Lindelof
Kevin De Bruyne v Casemiro
Bruno Fernandes v Rodri
Marcus Rashford v Ruben Dias
Jack Grealish v Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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13:10
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12:45
WATCH: Erik ten Hag's first season at Man Utd discussed...

Our expert panel of Graham Hunter, Sam Matterface, Kelly Somers and Steve Freeth examine Erik ten Hag's first term as Man United manager as the Dutchman prepares to lead the Red Devils out in their second domestic cup final of the season against rivals Man City.

Prevailing against Newcastle in the EFL Cup Final back in February and clinching a third-place finish in the Premier League to seal a spot in next year's Champions League, it's been a solid season so far for Ten Hag in the dugout, but an FA Cup Final victory over City would make it a great one.

You can watch what each of our experts have made of Ten Hag's impact at Old Trafford since arriving from Ajax last summer in the video above.

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12:30
Man Utd and Man City's Routes to the Final

Man United and Man City have both faced stern tests on their path to this year's FA Cup Final, with the Red Devils knocking out four Premier League outfits on their way to Wembley and the Citizens seeing off both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Let's take a look at the Manchester rivals' FA Cup runs this season in full:

Third Round:

Manchester United 3-1 Everton
Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea

Fourth Round:

Manchester United 3-1 Reading
Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

Fifth Round:

Manchester United 3-1 West Ham
Bristol City 0-3 Manchester City

Quarter-finals:

Manchester United 3-1 Fulham
Manchester City 6-0 Burnley

Semi-finals:

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United (United won 7-6 on pens)
Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield United

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12:15
10 years on since Man City stunned by Wigan

This year's FA Cup Final between Man United and Man City marks a decade since the Citizens were humbled by Wigan at Wembley in one of the biggest upsets the competition has ever seen.

A City side led by Roberto Mancini and comprised of talents of the ilk of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure were expected to easily dispose of a Wigan team who would be relegated from the Premier League shortly after the Final, but this was not to be the case at Wembley.

A cagey and largely uneventful match, in which City's Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta was sent off with just over fine minutes remaining, would be won in dramatic fashion in injury time,

Ben Watson was the player to etch his name into FA Cup Final and Wigan Athletic folklore forever, rising highest to meet a Shaun Maloney corner at the near post in the 91st minute to claim glory for the Latics.

Read our full feature on Wigan's FA Cup Final upset over Man City here
 

12:00
Greatest FA Cup Final Moments

As we continue to ramp up the build-up for today's hotly-anticipated FA Cup Final between Man United and Man City, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of Finals past.

From Ricky Villa's stunning solo goal for Spurs against Man City in 1982 to Ben Watson's heroic headed winner for Wigan against the same opponents in 2013, the FA Cup Final has a knack of throwing up the spectacular.

Will we see a moment of magic at Wembley today?

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11:30
An FA Cup Final classic in the making?

This afternoon's all-Manchester FA Cup Final has all the makings of a Wembley classic as United and City strive to add to their respective honours lists.

The FA Cup has a long and esteemed history of breathtaking Finals, dating back to Stanley Matthews' masterclass of 1953 as Blackpool prevailed 4-3 over Bolton right through to Steven Gerrard's heroics for Liverpool against West Ham in 2006 as the Reds eventually triumphed on penalties.

We take a look through the history books at some of the most memorable FA Cup Finals of all time.

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11:10
History beckons

Ahead of the 142nd edition of the FA Cup Final, the first ever meeting of rivals Man United and Man City at this stage, we take a look back at all the previous winners of the competition.

Erik ten Hag's Man United will be bidding for their 13th FA Cup title, whilst City are in search of their seventh crown.

Read our full Previous FA Cup Winners article here
 

11:00
Time for some betting tips...

Resident bet365 tipster Mark Langdon is backing Manchester City to come out on top against local rivals Manchester United at Wembley in the FA Cup final and stay on course to match the Red Devils' treble of 1999.

Mark Langdon's FA Cup Final betting tips:
Man City to win 2-1 - 15/2
Ilkay Gundogan to score first - 12/1
Rodri to be Booked - 4/1

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10:30
FA Cup Final Preview

FA Cup Final day spirit is mounting!

What better way to get in the mood for this afternoon's barnstormer of a clash between Man City and Man Utd than to read our comprehensive FA Cup Final preview?

We keep you in the loop with everything you need to know about the form of these two sides, the team news from the respective camps, standout odds and more.

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10:10
WATCH: Let's hear from the experts...

Our expert panel of Graham Hunter, Sam Matterface, Kelly Somers and Steve Freeth have given us their thoughts on the 2022/23 FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United.

This FA Cup Final Preview Show runs through all of the most pressing talking points ahead of today's mouth-watering clash at Wembley, with each of our experts outlining who they believe will get their hands on the famous trophy.

You can watch all of our experts' insights ahead of this afternoon's big match in the video above!
 

10:00
Welcome to FA Cup Final LIVE!

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the FA Cup Final as neighbours Manchester United and Manchester City meet in the famous Wembley showpiece for the very first time.

The stakes could not be higher as City aim to complete the second leg of a potential treble having already been crowned Premier League champions and through to next week's Champions League Final against Inter, with Erik ten Hag's Red Devils desperate to prevent their rivals repeating the feat they achieved in 1999.

Victory for United would see Dutchman Ten Hag accrue two domestic trophies in his first year in charge, having won the EFL Cup in February, capping off an impressive season for all concerned at Old Trafford.

We will have you covered with previews, tips, offers, Bet Boosts and more on FA Cup Final day, as well as regular updates from the match itself which kicks off at 3pm.

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