15 May 2011

Manchester City wins FA Cup

6:37 am on 15 May 2011

Manchester City's beaten Stoke City 1-0 in English Football's FA Cup final at Wembley to end a 35 year wait for a trophy .

Yaya Toure's unstoppable shot sealed a deserved win, in the club's first final since 1981.

Having secured a place in the Champions League qualifiers for the first time, City's fifth FA Cup and first since 1969 was the first tangible reward for Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Al Nahyan.

He bought the club in 2008 and has spent around $600 million on new players.

The meeting of arguably the richest club in world footballand one with just one League Cup in well over a century of mediocrity summed up the romance of the Cup and helped produce a wonderful atmosphere.