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Manchester CITY  1 - Stoke City 0

The FA Cup Final 2011

The Empire Stadium, Wembley

14/5/11

Attendance: 88, 643

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Manchester CITY
1 - 0
Stoke City
Gnegneri Toure Yaya 74
 
 
Venue: The Empire Stadium, Wembley
 
Attendance: 88, 643
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Sorensen
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Wilkinson
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Huth
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Shawcross
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
 
Wilson
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Pennant
 
 
Barry
 
 
73
 
Whelan
 
 
84
Silva
 
 
90
 
Delap
 
 
80
Y Toure
 
 
 
Etherington
 
 
62
Tévez
 
 
87
 
Walters
 
 
Balotelli
 
 
 
Jones
 
 
Substitutes
Given (GK)
 
 
 
Nash (GK)
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
87
 
Collins
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Pugh
 
 
84
Dzeko
 
 
 
Diao
 
 
Johnson
 
 
73
 
Whitehead
 
 
62
Vieira
 
 
90
 
Carew
 
 
80
Boyata
 
 
 
Faye
 
 
Game Statistics
24
Goal Attempts
8
14
On Target
1
8
Corners
2
1
Offside
0
15
Fouls
11
65
%
35
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Cool for cats Roberto Mancini and in particular his barnstorming midfielder YaYa Toure will never want for anything in Manchester from this moment onwards...This is the sweetest of cup final victories and the ultimate vindication of Mancio's managerial methods. - Tasked by the results driven Sheikh Mansour under unimagineable pressure, he has gripped City's squad by their training bibs and forged them into a team of Champions League qualifiers and FA Cup winners inside a gruelling 17 months. That's well ahead of a declared schedule, lest we forget. It is a stunning achievement that has resonated throughout the continent earning a tidal wave of much deserved praise from all quarters this evening... - And how Manchester City's supporters, who with a loyalty and endurance which is second to none are basking in this new found glory tonight! Generations young and old have come together across Planet Blue in memory of long gone yet still heartfelt triumphs fused with a fierce modern era determination in the hope that City would one day become a force again in English football. The ships on our badges have started to come in with the goods and then some. City as a club have become a class act on and off the park and a hell of a lot of hard work and commitment has gone into creating a platform for this team to be built upon. This superb cup win is thoroughly merited. - Of the game itself, City battered Stoke and there was only ever going to be one winner. Led by the faultless Nigel De Jong The Citizens pressed Stoke relentlessly and never allowed them to settle. For all their limited resolve, Stoke's set pieces were stifled or reduced to a minimum and some of their increasingly desperate challenges revealed deeper limitations. In truth, City should have been well out of sight by half time but maintained focus and team spirit and got the job done. - Rest assured Blues that throughout the longest summer party starting tonight that Mancio's hunger for more will only intensify and be further fuelled into his young squad. NOW we've started.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 14 2011

Time: 5:41PM

Your Comments

I can only take my hat off to Bobby Manc, I expected Stoke to bombard and dominate us but he got the tactics spot on and we were brilliant. Yaya Toure, already a City legend! Balotelli - the boy became a man! Micah Richards, potential fulfilled. Roberto Mancini... the man!
StuMCFC
I cannot wait to see what this team has in store for next season. Glad to see that Vieira, Zab, and AJ were on the pitch for the celebrations.
PhillyBlueMoon
A complete and utter 1 goal battering. GET IN!
fifthcolumnblue
Mancini amid the euphoria: "Our supporters have had to wait for many years, but I think in one week we have changed things. We want to try to get third position if possible. We have another two games. "
Johnny Baguette
Why dont you go out and spent another £100m on mercenaries and you might win the carling cup in 10 years. Get real, Tevez will f... off, and you were plain lucky to get to the final... Anyways set the standards for the bitters, a plastic cup and you are all over the place.. Can you guys say 19?
nordkap
Cheers for the best wishes nerdkrap, only to be expected from a plastic such as yourself. If the manner in which we got to the final was lucky, then how would you explain the way the rags "won" the title you bitter little man? Or are you one of those types that is simply going to ignore the totally snide penalty that enabled you to scrape a draw against Blackburn when they were the superior side? Your season has been littered with dubious decisions and lucky breaks mate, the worst manure side in decades scraped through by not having players sent off, not having penalties awarded against them and quite a few extremely dodgy decisions, You know what the difference is between City supporters and rag fans? We would hang our heads in shame at the blatant cheating that goes on at old toilet - your lot on the other hand revel in it. Enjoy your snide victory chump, and watch out, we're coming to get you. But don't worry, as you are a non-mancunian, I'm sure nobody will notice when you jump ship to the next successful team. Now do one you turdmunching little gloryhunter.
fifthcolumnblue
Nordkap - that post in a nutshell shows exactly why U*d fans are the most detestable set of fans in the world. Tick tock.
Bluedub
Congratulations Nordkap on your team winning the Prem for a record time - much deserved. Congratulations also on finding the time on the day you should be celebrating and coming on a City forum and making yourself look like a right tit. Scum fans never let themselves down... kiss kiss
Spooks
thanks all for taking the bate, it makes my day so much more fun..
nordkap
Our very win seems to have been bait for the Stretford plastics, as so many seem more upset we won the Cup than elated they won the league. Obsessed with lickle City, how times change!
StuMCFC
A bit sad really Nordkap that you get your get kicks out of being a WUM, each to their own I guess. Btw it's spelled bait.
Bluedub
Such bad English for a Norwegian nerdkrap, tsk tsk.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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