Breaking: Manchester City silence United to clinch FA Cup, keep season treble dream alive

Manchester City are just one game away from completing the treble after Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Just 12 seconds were on the clock when Ilkay Gundogan sensationally volleyed Manchester City into the lead, beating the previous fastest ever FA Cup final goal scored by Louis Saha after 25 seconds in the 2009 final.

United were on the brink of freezing on the big stage during a dominant opening from City but they stayed in the game and levelled when Jack Grealish was punished for handball, spotted by VAR, after blocking an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross.

Bruno Fernandes did the rest from the penalty spot.

City regained their lead when Kevin De Bruyne picked out Gundogan on the edge of the box and he controlled his second volleyed finish of the game past David de Gea, who was caught a little flat-footed.

Gundogan was denied a hat-trick by an offside flag whilst United threatened another equaliser but an almighty scramble in stoppage time somehow stayed out with Raphael Varane’s effort hitting the top of the crossbar.

Pep Guardiola’s side now face Inter Milan next Saturday in the Champions League final for a chance to become just the second team, after United in 1999, to complete the Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup treble.

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