Manchester City Win FA Cup, On For Treble

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Manchester City have won the FA Cup for the sixth time in their history, and have the chance of a historic treble, after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 at Wembley this afternoon. The Europa League finalists took the lead on the half-hour in their first Final since the 2011 win over Stoke City.

Sergio Agüero, who replaced an injured Mario Balotelli thirteen minutes in, turned-home a Sami Nasri cross in the 29th minute, before repaying the favour a minute before half-time as City retook the lead after Youssuf Mulumbu had equalised from the spot for West Brom.

Neymar scored his fourth goal of the competition just thirty seconds after half-time to extend the City lead, and a shell-shocked Albion couldn’t recover, with City dominating throughout.

Manchester City play Olympiakos in the UEFA Europa League Final on 20 May, just three days after the final day of the Premier League. Manchester United and Manchester City are both on 76 points, with United six clear on goal difference, having scored six less. City are at Southampton, while United host Stoke.

West Brom will be playing Europa League football next season though, as City have qualified for the UEFA Champions League.