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English FA cup final kick-off time changed

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This season’s English Football Association Cup final slated for June 3, 2023, will revert to a 15:00 BST kick-off for the first time in about 12 years.

The match which will involve Manchester United and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium was scheduled to start at 16:45 and 17:30 respectively.

But London’s Metropolitan Police did categorise the derby as high-risk and objected to the later kick-off times based on security.

This is the first time the game will begin at 15:00 since Manchester City beat Stoke city back in 2011.

The earlier kick-off would make travelling away from London easier for the fans after the match.

Writing by Onyinyechi Ogbu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Tersoo Nicholas and Tony Okerafor