Man City vs Man United: LIVE Stream and Score Updates in FA Cup Final (2-1): City win the FA Cup and are on track for treble
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Match Report - Noah Robson

Man City 2-1 Man United: Ilkay Gundogan the hero as City lift FA Cup - VAVEL International

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Signing off...

Our VAVEL live text commentary is coming to an end now but we will be linking a highlights reel later on this evening.

Thank you all for tuning in and congratulations to Manchester City on winning the 2023 FA Cup.

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And here we go... the trophy lift.

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United receive their runners up medals

The trophy presentation is underway and Man United have received their runners up medals.

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Big summer for United

Ten Hag will need to pick his squad up over the summer so they can go again next season.

But it will take a while to get over this derby day final defeat.

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Man City do the double!

City are quite clearly the best team in England at the moment and deserve their league and cup double.

The other teams around them have a lot of catching up to do.

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Player of the Match - Ilkay Gundogan

His future is still uncertain but was that the perfect ending for Ilkay Gundogan at Man City?

Two stunning goals for the midfielder and he now holds the record for the fastest ever FA Cup Final goal.

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City celebrations are well underway!

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United may wonder what might have been but are well beaten

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City are celebrating while the United players slumped down on the pitch. 

The blue side of Manchester moves onto Istanbul next Saturday as they look to emulate their rivals by completing a historic treble.

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FULL TIME: Man City 2-1 Man United

That is it!

Paul Tierney blows his whistle and City have won the FA Cup.

They are two thirds of the way there to securing their historic treble.

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91: Man City 2-1 Man United

United hit the bar twice in injury time but they just cannot seem to turn the ball into the net.
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88: Grealish departs

Pep replaces Grealish with Nathan Ake as he looks to see the game out.
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87: Man City 2-1 Man United

If City do win, United will have to look back at their poor start and their failure to mark Gundogan twice on the edge of the box.

Up front The Red Devils have not offered enough either.

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85: Man City 2-1 Man United

Five minutes left for Man United to try and get back into this game otherwise it will be Man City who will be two thirds of the way there to their treble.
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Gundogan's potential hattrick

This is how close Gundogan got to scoring his hattrick but he was denied by the offside flag.

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82' McTominay is on

Scott McTominay is on for Victor Lindelof as Ten Hag goes for it.
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81: Man City 2-1 Man United

City goalkeeper Ortega gets booked with nine minutes to go.
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79: Man City 2-1 Man United

City go close to a third. The ball falls to Bernardo Silva who flashes the ball across the box and Akanji just could not quite get to it.
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77: Weghorst is on

Man United have turned to Wout Weghorst to try and get them back into this game.

He replaces Sancho.

Fred also picks up a yellow card for taking out Grealish who was countering.

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75: De Bruyne is subbed

Kevin De Bruyne's FA Cup Final is over as he is replaced by Phil Foden.
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74: Man City 2-1 Man United

For the first time, United are starting to put some sustained pressure on the City defence.

They have not broken through yet but Garnacho is making a difference.

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72: Man City 2-1 Man United

Garnacho has his first real impact on the game as he curls one towards goal from the edge of the box but it curls just wide.
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70: Man City 2-1 Man United

Gundogan has the ball in the net again but the flag is up for offside. 

Haaland fires a shot in at De Gea who does well to save it and it falls to Gundogan who taps it home but he is offside.

There has been no FA Cup Final hattrick since 1953 but we almost had one there.

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68: Man City 2-1 Man United

Rashford fires over from the edge of the box!

That is the closest United have come to testing Ortega in the City goal this half.

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67: Man City 2-1 Man United

Man City fans are in full voice here and with good reason as Man United have not looked like getting back into this game at all.

Big final 20 minutes to come.

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More on the City second goal

Some people are asking questions over David De Gea and the second City goal.

It found the bottom corner of the net but Gundogan did not hit it cleanly and it bounced twice before reaching the net.

Should he have done better?

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61: Man City 2-1 Man United

Good save by David De Gea as De Bruyne races through into the box but the United goalkeeper gets down well and pushes it away.

Here is United's first sub of the game. Garnacho is on for Christian Eriksen.

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59: Man City 2-1 Man United

United look ragged and they really need a new injection of belief and drive.

Is Alejandro Garnacho the man to do that? He's currently warming up.

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57: Man City 2-1 Man United

City are looking like they want to kill this game off now and put the game beyond doubt with a third goal.

Their fans are right behind them as well and are creating all the noise at the moment.

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Gundogan's second in pictures

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54: Man City 2-1 Man United

So Man United have it all to do again after leaving Gundogan unmarked on the edge of the box for the second time in this FA Cup Final. 

Can they come back for a second time?

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GOAL: Man City 2-1 Man United

Gundogan gets his second and City are ahead again.

Six minutes into the second half and a City corner is floated to Gundogan on the edge of the box and another first time shot finds the corner and City are ahead.

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48: Man City 1-1 Man United

De Bruyne sends a low cross through the United box but no is there to turn it home.
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KICK-OFF: Man City 1-1 Man United

Man United get the second half underway in the FA Cup Final.

There are no changes for either side as we start the second half.

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The second half is almost here

The two teams are coming back out for the second half. 

Will we see a winner in the next 45 minutes or will it be extra time and penalties.

We shall soon find out!

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A selection of pictures from the first half

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Who will win?

We are at the interval in this game and we are still no closer to seeing who will win this one.

It is all to play for in the second half.

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The two first half goals

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HALF TIME: Man City 1-1 Man United

Wow! Catch your breath.

An extremely lively and interesting first half comes to an end at Wembley.

We had the quickest FA Cup Final goal ever after 14 seconds followed by a VAR decision to give a penalty to United who equalised.

What a final so far!

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45+3: Man City 1-1 Man United

The first yellow card of this fiery Manchester derby goes to Aaron Wan-Bissaka after a challenge on Grealish.

The last fifteen minutes in particular have been extremely fiery and there is a nice edge to the game as we approach the interval.

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Man City 1-1 Man United

It looks like United defender Victor Lindelof was hit by a projectile in the aftermath of the Bruno penalty.

One to keep an eye on.

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44: Man City 1-1 Man United

We enter four minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first half.
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41: Man City 1-1 Man United

Chance for Varane from a corner!

The corner is whipped in and it is headed on to Varane who shirts first time on his left foot but it goes wide.

This is turning into a really enjoyable cup final.

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40: Man City 1-1 Man United

The penalty has really woken City up and they are determined to get their lead back.

A lot of dominance and possession for The Cityzens but yet to really test De Gea in the United net again.

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Bruno's equaliser in pictures

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More on the VAR decision

The ball comes into the box and Wan-Bissaka heads it on and it hits Grealish's arm which is up in the air.

Grealish feels it was a harsh decision but it was given and the penalty was converted.

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GOAL: Man City 1-1 Man United

Bruno Fernandes converts the penalty and United are back level after half an hour.

Bruno runs to the corner and celebrates in front of the City fans and it is 1-1

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VAR Check

Out of nowhere Man United get the ball in the box and the VAR recommends referee Paul Tierney goes to the monitor to look at a possible handball by Jack Grealish.

PENALTY GIVEN! The referee agrees that Grealish has handled the ball and United have a penalty.

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27: Man City 1-0 Man United

The game is starting to settle down after a frantic start.

As I say that De Bruyne fires a low shot towards goal from range that goes just wide.

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Gundogan's opener

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20: Man City 1-0 Man United

Haaland goes close again as he fires just over the bar from outside the box.

United are yet to create anything of note and look shocked after conceding the early goal

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16: Man City 1-0 Man United

Haaland has his first sniff of an opportunity as a cross comes into the box and he slides in to meet it, but he cannot get a good enough connection on the ball and it is easy for De Gea to collect.
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13: Man City 1-0 Man United

A heart in the mouth moment for United fans after VAR checks a Casemiro challenge on Akanji but the VAR agrees with referee Paul Tierney that it is just a foul.
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12: Man City 1-0 Man United

A lot of Man United's gameplan will have revolved around keeping City quiet and trying not to concede the first goal so how will The Red Devils adapt to going a goal down in the first minute.
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More on the goal

Anyone who says they saw that coming is most definitely lying!

A long ball forward from Ortega in goal after the City kick off is headed on and falls perfectly to Gundogan who volleys it home.

There is just six touches in total from kick-off to volley. 

One of the best cup final goals ever?

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3: Man City 1-0 Man United

United are rattled here. They almost go two down as a City free kick comes into the box and Rodri heads just wide. 

What a start at Wembley!

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GOAL! Man City 1-0 Man United


That is unbelievable!

14 seconds after kick-off and Ilkay Gundogan has volleyed the ball first time in the Man United net.


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KICK-OFF: Man City 0-0 Man United

Here we go!

Man City get the game underway.

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The teams are out!

The teams are walking out onto the pitch and the game is almost upon us! But first it is the National Anthem and pre-match pleasantries.
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The atmosphere is building

Both sets of fans inside Wembley have flags and the Stadium is a sea of red and blue flags as we approach kick off
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Abide with me....

As is FA Cup Final tradition, 15 minutes before kick off, Wembley Stadium sings Abide with me
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FA Cup wins

Man City have previously won six FA Cups while their Manchester rivals have won 12.

Which team will be adding another to their trophy cabinet today?

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30 minutes to go until this FA Cup Final kicks off

There's just half an hour to go until this FA Cup Final gets underway at Wembley Stadium and the tension is really building

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Ten Hag: FA Cup Final 'great opportunity for great season'

Having already won the Carabao Cup this season, today is an opportunity for The Red Devils to do a cup double.

When he spoke to the media, Ten Hag recognised this and you can read what he said here:

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Guardiola: City have to be 'best versions' of themselves

Ahead of this FA Cup Final, City manager Pep Guardiola spoke about how his side needed to be the best version of themselves.


You can read what he had to say to the media here:

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The calm before the storm...

Wembley Way is filling up as kick off draws closer!

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Man United Team News

Fred comes into the team for Manchester United with Bruno Fernandes expected to start on the right with Rashford up front.

The Man United team in full

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Man City Team News

Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Jack Grealish are all fit enough to start for Manchester City but Ederson is only on the bench as Pep puts his trust in Ortega.

The Man City team in full

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Haaland's in the house!

Will he be the player to make the difference in his first ever FA Cup final?

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75 minutes to go

The players have arrived at Wembley and team news is not far away.


We will be bringing you news on who starts here on VAVEL as soon as it is released.

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Tune in here for Manchester City vs Manchester United

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What time does the game kick-off across the world?

India: 7:30pm

South Africa: 4pm

Australia: 11:30pm ACST

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What time does the game kick-off?

The 2023 FA Cup Final will be shown live on BBC One with kick off at 3pm BST.
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Man City vs Man United prediction

The last three Manchester derbies have not been short of goals but in an FA Cup final it is bound to be a bit tighter. But with the strength in depth they have, Man City are probably the favourites for this game and I think they will win 2-0.
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Recent games between Man City and Man United

Both sides won a game each against each other in the Premier League this season.

In October, Man City came out 6-3 winners in a goal-filled game at the Etihad before Man United won their home fixture at Old Trafford 2-1.

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Key player from Manchester United

Man United forward Marcus Rashford has had a resurgent season himself under manager Eric Ten Hag and has contributed 17 goals in the Premier League this season.

If Man United hope to get anything out of this game they will need him to shine

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Key player from Manchester City

If you are looking for a match winner, you cannot ignore Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker was top scorer in the Premier League this season and has been picking up awards everywhere you look for his performances this season.

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Probable line-up of Manchester United

Team News of Man United

Long term injuries to Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer were compounded earlier this week when it was confirmed that Anthony Martial would miss the FA Cup Final as well

Predicted XI

De Gea; Shaw, Varane, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Rashford, Sancho, Weghorst

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Probable line-up of Manchester City

Team News of Man City:

Ahead of this game, Pep Guardiola told the media that four of his players - Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Manu Akanji and Ruben Dias - are all doubts for this game. However, they have not been ruled out completely and some or all of them may feature.

Predicted XI

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez; Alvarez, Haaland

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Who is the referee and their assistants?

The referee for Man City vs Man United will be Paul Tierney. He will be assisted by Neil Davies and Scott Ledger on the sidelines with Peter Bankes as his fourth official.

As has become the norm, VAR is in operation for this game with David Coote having this responsibility for the game

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Manchester United: Chasing a double of their own

You should never need any extra motivation in a cup final but the Red Devils know that a win here prevents their rivals from completing a historic treble that has only ever been achieved once - by Manchester United themsleves.

Having won the Carabao Cup earlier in the season, Man United can also do a domestic cup double of their own if they win this game.

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Man City: Looking for a historic treble

Having already secured the Premier League for the third year in a row, The Cityzens now turn their attention to the second leg of their possible treble.

City have already won the FA Cup six times and will be looking to add to that here.

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Wembley Stadium is hosting the final

The FA Cup Final between Man City and Man United is once again being held at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, in London, with a capacity of 90,000 people.

Over the last 24 hours, the English capital has been filling up as fans travel down for the game.

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Welcome to's coverage of the 2023 FA Cup Final match: Manchester City vs Manchester United Live Updates!

My name is James Kendrick and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL as the English domestic season draws to a close here at Wembley.