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City in FA Cup final, United out

posted 16 Apr 2011, 11:27 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 16 Apr 2011, 11:29 ]

Manchester City reach English FA Cup final after beating city rivals Manchester United 1-0.

Manchester City reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1981 after a dramatic 1-0 win over arch rivals Manchester United who finished with 10 men after midfielder Paul Scholes was sent off 18 minutes from time.

United Should have scored after 15 minutes when Dimitar Berbatov had two chances inside 60 seconds but wasted both, while City weathered the early pressure

and took control of the match for much of the last hour.

The winner came from Yaya Toure eight minutes into the second half at Wembley after he capitalised on some poor defending to end United's hopes of repeating their 1999 treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.

City, who started slowly but finished far the better team will now face Bolton Wanderers or Stoke City, who meet in their semi-final at Wembley on Sunday with the final on May 14.

United's miserable day ended when Scholes was sent off after 72 minutes for a high challenge on City defender Pablo Zabaleta.