With the Premier League title already secured, City now sets their sights on the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul next Saturday, aiming to replicate United’s accomplishment in 1999.
Once again, City’s captain, Gundogan, emerged as the hero of the crucial match, etching his name in history by scoring the fastest goal ever in an FA Cup final.
A breathtaking volley after a mere 12 seconds surpassed Louis Saha’s 2009 strike for Everton against Chelsea, which took 25 seconds.
Manchester United managed to equalize after 33 minutes when the video assistant referee deemed that Jack Grealish had handled the ball.
Bruno Fernandes remained composed, calmly dispatching the penalty by sending Stefan Ortega the wrong way.
However, it was Gundogan who would ultimately shape the outcome, as he so often does. Six minutes into the second half, he volleyed Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick past United’s goalkeeper David de Gea, securing City’s seventh FA Cup triumph.