All you need to know about the Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, including Manchester United and Manchester City's paths to the Final, as well as who took home the title.

Last updated: 06/06/23 at 15:15

The FA Cup, football's oldest and biggest tournament, is now complete for the 22/23 season.

Discover everything that happened in the build up to, and in the Final including teams and results. Plus, find out how to register your interest in the 23/24 FA Cup season.

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What date and time was the FA Cup Final 2022-23?

The much-anticipated final was scheduled for Saturday 3rd June. The match kicked-off at 3pm.  

What teams were in the FA Cup Final 2023?

The matchup everyone wanted to see officially happened in this year's FA Cup final as the two Manchester clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United, made it past their Semi-final opponents and faced off for a shot at the title.

This was the first time in history that the Manchester Derby was played at the FA Cup final, which is what made it such a momentous occasion.

It was not sure who would take home the FA Cup title as City may have the stronger squad and better depth, but United had already proved themselves to be adept cup winners, winning the Carabao Cup in February.

In the Premier League, the two sides had taken a game each in their fixtures. First, at City's home of the Etihad in October, it was one of the games of the year, with nine goals scored altogether as City came away with the win 6-3.

But in the replay in January, this time at Old Trafford, United managed to make a dent in City's chase of Arsenal at the top, coming back from one down to win 2-1.

Manchester United's Path to the Final

Man United started their FA Cup run by brushing aside Everton 3-1 in the third round when all the Premier League teams come into the competition.

Their fourth-round tie was against Championship side Reading and was another standard 3-1 victory for the Red Devils.

Yet another 3-1 victory followed in the fifth round, this time over West Ham United.

In the Quarter-finals, United came up against Fulham, and would you believe it, they won 3-1 once again.

Finally, they faced strong opposition in the Semi-finals, coming up against Brighton. It was a stern test as the game went the full way - no goals scored after 90 minutes, into extra time and still no goals scored, so it went to penalties.

After 12 straight successful penalties (six each), Brighton missed their seventh and United scored theirs to send them through to the final.

Manchester City's Path to the Final

Man City's campaign looked as though it could start off rough against Chelsea in the third round, but instead was a fairly easy affair for them as they won 4-0.

The fourth round saw them a much trickier opposition in their Premier League title rivals this season, Arsenal. Thankfully for the Cityzens, who had the home advantage, they won the game 1-0.

In the fifth round, Bristol City was their opponent. A dominant and straight-forward display saw Man City come away with a 3-0 win.

Next up in the Quarter-finals was Burnley, led by former City captain and club legend Vincent Kompany. Unfortunately for him and his side, they were trounced 6-0 by City, with a hat trick from the inevitable Erling Haaland sending City through.

Finally, their Semi-finals matchup was again very straightforward as they faced another Championship side, this time Sheffield United, and walked away with another 3-0 victory thanks to a brilliant hat trick from Riyad Mahrez.

Who won the FA Cup Final?

Manchester City took home the FA Cup Final win as they took 2 goals, over Man United's 1 goal.

The opening goal came after Gundogan took the kickoff, passed back to goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who booted it to Haaland. Haaland flicked the ball on and back to Gundogan who scored 12.91 seconds into the match.

The game was full of fierce rivalry, and with such high stakes, it was not surprising that there were a few risky pieces of play. Following the opening goal, a controversial penalty deicion allowed United to equalise int he first half.

City secured their win in the 51st minute with a volley from Ilkay Gundogan.

Pep stuck with his successful set up, using a 3-2-5 system that utilised Haaland's gravity alongside Gundogan and De Bruyne's skills up front.

Man United fell short with key injuries including Martial, Antony and Martinez, affecting the team's layout. The 4-2-3-1 layout also resulted in Rashford being isolated for most of the game, while Fernandes' effectiveness was minimised by his wider than usual position.

Following their FA Cup win, Man City now go on to compete in the Champions League Final, and for a shot at winning the treble.

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