Manchester City Edge Past Chelsea to Reach FA Cup Final

Manchester City secured a hard-fought victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, booking their place in the FA Cup final with a late goal from Bernardo Silva.

The match served as redemption for Silva, who had endured disappointment in City’s Champions League quarter-final exit to Real Madrid. His late strike, six minutes from time, proved decisive, turning in Kevin de Bruyne’s cross at the far post.

Despite Chelsea’s numerous chances, particularly for striker Nicolas Jackson, they were unable to find the breakthrough, suffering another agonizing defeat at Wembley following their Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool.

Chelsea’s frustration was compounded by the absence of a penalty decision, as the video assistant referee ruled no offense after Cole Palmer’s free-kick struck Jack Grealish’s hand in the wall.

With this victory, City remain on track for another double of Premier League and FA Cup titles, setting up a final showdown against either Manchester United or Championship side Coventry City.

City manager Pep Guardiola praised his side’s resilience, as they dug deep to overcome the challenge posed by a determined Chelsea outfit. Despite a lackluster first half performance, City showed their pedigree and determination, ultimately finding a way to secure victory.

For Chelsea and manager Mauricio Pochettino, it was another case of missed opportunities and Wembley heartbreak. Despite setting up defensively to contain City, Chelsea failed to capitalize on their chances, with Jackson guilty of squandering key opportunities.

Kindly share this story: