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Manchester United Shocks City Rivals with 2-1 FA Cup Triumph



After clinching victory in the English FA Cup final soccer match, Manchester United's players jubilantly celebrate with the trophy at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

Manchester United won the FA Cup by beating the defending champions, Manchester City, 2-1 in the final at Wembley on Saturday. It was a big surprise because Manchester City expected to win. The match played at Wembley Stadium, which is a famous stadium in London.

The final score was 2-1, with Manchester United scoring two goals and Manchester City scoring one. This victory was a big achievement for Manchester United and their fans very happy.

Manchester United won their first trophy of the season, which was the FA Cup. This win stopped their crosstown rivals, Manchester City, from achieving the first back-to-back English league-cup doubles. Manchester United also secured a spot in the Europa League for the next season.

This final was a rematch of last year’s final, where City had won 2-1. However, this time, Manchester United emerged victorious. Pep Guardiola’s team fought hard to keep their trophy, but they couldn’t hold off United’s determination.


Alejandro Garnacho scored the first goal in the 30th minute. This happened because City defender Josko Gvardiol and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega made mistakes. Then, in the 39th minute, Kobbie Mainoo scored another goal.

This made the manager, Erik ten Hag, very happy. Before this final match, there were many doubts about his job, but this victory brought passionate celebrations from him.

At halftime, Manchester United was leading and seemed to be in control of the game. However, in the second half, City started putting a lot of pressure on United.

The Manchester United team celebrates their triumph at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.
The Manchester United team celebrates their triumph at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

Finally, in the 87th minute, City managed to score a goal. It was substitute Jeremy Doku who took a long-range shot that went into the bottom corner of the net. This goal brought City back into the game.

Before City scored, there were some close moments for them. Erling Haaland hit the crossbar, which means his shot bounced off the top of the goal frame and didn’t go in. Kyle Walker also made two strong shots that forced goalkeeper Andre Onana to make difficult saves.


Additionally, substitute Julian Alvarez had a great chance to score, but he missed the target from close range, even though he only had the goalkeeper to beat.

This victory marks Manchester United’s 13th FA Cup win, just one behind Arsenal’s record of 14 titles. For manager Erik ten Hag, it’s his second trophy in two years with the club. Last year, he led United to victory in the League Cup. This success adds to the club’s rich history and highlights Ten Hag’s impact as a manager.

After the final whistle blew, players and staff gathered around Erik ten Hag on the field. They hugged and congratulated him, showing their appreciation for his leadership. This was a special moment because it marked the end of a challenging season, but with a positive outcome.

Watching from the sidelines the owners of Manchester United, Joel and Avram Glazer, who are Americans, and British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe. They observed the celebrations, witnessing firsthand the team’s success under Ten Hag’s guidance.


Before the match began, there was a lot of talk and guessing about what would happen to Erik ten Hag, the coach of Manchester United. Many people thought he might lose his job, no matter if the team won or lost the final. This was because United had their worst season in the league in 34 years under his management.

However, when asked about it before the game started, Ten Hag said, “It’s not about me, it’s about the team and winning the cup.” He wanted to focus on the game and the team’s success rather than worrying about his own future.

Manchester City had a different experience compared to Manchester United. They had just made history by becoming the first English team to win four titles in a row. Their goal was to achieve something even bigger by winning back-to-back doubles. However, their hopes dashed as they couldn’t secure the FA Cup.

The Manchester United team with their coach celebrates their triumph at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.
The Manchester United team with their coach celebrates their triumph at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

During the first half of the match, City controlled the ball most of the time. However, it was Manchester United who looked more dangerous when attacking. They managed to score first with Garnacho’s goal, taking the lead despite City’s dominance in possession.

The Argentine winger, Garnacho, caused a lot of trouble for City’s defense when he chased a long hopeful pass from Diogo Dalot, which was sent deep into City’s half. Gvardiol, a City defender, reached the ball first, but his attempt to head it back to the goalkeeper went wrong.


The ball sailed over the City goalkeeper, Ortega, who was rushing out, leaving Garnacho with an easy opportunity to tap the ball into the open net and score for Manchester United.

While the first goal may have been a bit lucky, Manchester United’s second goal was the result of a well-executed attack. Garnacho played a crucial role once again, this time cutting inside from the right wing. He then passed the ball to Bruno Fernandes, who was in a good position.

Fernandes, United’s captain, made a quick and skillful pass to Mainoo without even looking at him. Mainoo received the ball and calmly placed it past Ortega, the City goalkeeper, to score United’s second goal. It was a slick and precise move that showcased United’s attacking prowess.

Mainoo expressed his feelings about the season, saying, “This season has been challenging with good times and bad. This FA Cup final was the one thing we were really looking forward to.” He acknowledged the team’s unity, saying. We understood the importance of coming together as a team.


The preparation for this match has been fantastic. Mainoo emphasized the team’s capability, stating, We have demonstrated that we can compete and come out victorious in important games.