The duel of Manchester’s town between City and United has a long history. So this year, In the FA Cup, they had another chance to settle the things. United, having the biggest number of trophies and a rich history was the favorite against City’s crew.
However, the red-whites have had two great opportunities in the first half: Berbatov, in the first 60 seconds, he missed, remaining only with goalkeeper Hart, and the empty gate. Blues had been lucky once again in the 10th minute, when De Jong puts his leg on Nani’s face, but he wasn’t eliminated.
However the eliminated player was Scholes (36years, 23 trophies, 670 games) after a foul on Zabaleta’s legs. But it was already 1-0 for City: Yaya Toure took advantage of the Carrick’s mistake and scored to obtain the qualifications (52).
After this game, Manchester City smashes United’s dream of winning the triplet. The victory assures for City the qualification in the Cup final, the 130 edition and on the 14th May will have a much more approachable opponent, Bolton or Stoke.