Manchester City’s quest of winning a treble is still alive. After winning the Premier League title, City now also lifted the FA Cup trophy with a 2-1 win over their cross-town rivals Manchester United on Saturday.
Man City is also playing UEFA Champions League finals next week when they will face Seria A side Inter Milan. If they defeat Inter, they will become only the second English club to win the treble, and the first since United under Alex Ferguson did it in 1999.
Man City needed only 12 seconds to open the scoring. After a poor clearance by the Man United’s defense, Ilkay Gundogan caught a volley from outside the box and scored a stunner. This was the fastest goal in the FA Cup finals.
Man United didn’t look like they were able to counter Man City’s fast-paced play but received a break when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 33rd minute. Bruno Fernandes kept his calm and converted to make it 1-1.
Gundogan would go on to score another volley after six minutes in the second half to restore the advantage for his side. While United tried to get back level again and had a handful of good chances, they didn’t have another comeback in them.
“We can now talk about the treble,” Guardiola told the reporters after the game. “Of course, we still have to win the Champions League, but we performed so well for our city and our fans. We are in a position we will probably never be in again.”