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City edge Man U to win FA Cup

Man City players celebrating their FA Cup victory.

Manchester City have won the English FA Cup after beating their neighbours and fierce rivals, Manchester United 2-1.

The Cityzens took the lead through their captain, Ikay Gundogang with a superb volley to beat Man U’s keeper, David Degea on 13 seconds, making it the fastest goal in FA Cup history.

Six minutes into the second-half, Gundogang struck again, driving a seemingly weak shot past a hapless Degea, who should have done better.

Man U had got back into the thrilling encounter in the 31st minute after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) adjudged that City winger, Jack Grealish had handled the ball in the 18-yard box.

The red devil’s captain, Bruno Fernandez coolly slotted home the resulting penalty, restoring parity between the two teams.

City’s 32-year-old skipper, Gundogan was voted man-of-the-match for his two sublime goals.

Saturday afternoon’s victory by the EPL champions against a resurgent United side who had ended the season in third place has opened a vast opportunity for the Guardiola-tutored side to claim a treble if they win their champions league final match against Italian side, Inter Milan on June 10.

Victory against Inter will make City the second English team in Premier league history (after Man United in 1999) to win a treble.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor