Manchester City returned from the blow of their Champions League quarter-final departure to Real Madrid. Bernardo Silva's late strike plunged Chelsea at Wembley to cement a place in the FA Cup final.
Manchester City returned from the blow of their Champions League quarter-final departure to Real Madrid. Bernardo Silva's late strike plunged Chelsea at Wembley to cement a place in the FA Cup final.

Redemption at its finest: Man City reach FA Cup finals

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Manchester City returned from the blow of their Champions League quarter-final departure to Real Madrid. Bernardo Silva’s late strike plunged Chelsea at Wembley to cement a place in the FA Cup final.

After his crucial penalty miss in City’s previous loss on penalties to Real, Silva redeemed himself by scoring the winner against Chelsea. His goal, a header from Kevin de Bruyne’s cross, secured victory for City six minutes from time.

Chelsea’s Missed Chances



Chelsea will rue their missed opportunities, particularly those that fell to Nicolas Jackson. Despite dominating possession, they failed to capitalize on their chances, ultimately suffering another disappointing defeat at Wembley.

Controversial Penalty Decision

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Chelsea felt aggrieved by the lack of a penalty decision in the second half when Jack Grealish’s hand appeared to block Cole Palmer’s free-kick. However, the video assistant referee deemed no offense had occurred, adding to Chelsea’s frustration.

City’s Pursuit of Double

With their FA Cup victory, City remain on track for another double of Premier League and FA Cup titles. They will face either Manchester United or Coventry City in the final.

Guardiola’s Leadership

City manager Pep Guardiola urged his team to dig deep against a motivated Chelsea side, reminiscent of their recent Champions League disappointment. Despite a sluggish start, City’s resilience and experience ultimately led them to victory.

Silva’s Moment of Glory

Silva’s winning goal was a testament to his ability to deliver in crucial moments. After his penalty miss against Real, his timely header secured City’s place in the FA Cup final, showcasing his resilience and determination.

City’s Fatigue

Despite their victory, City’s players will be exhausted after another grueling match. However, their triumph will serve as motivation for the challenges that lie ahead, providing them with renewed energy and confidence.

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