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  • Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City: Toure blasting-strike

    Manchester City's FA Cup success this season pulled in the final after beating Stoke City 1-0. Heroes The Citizens is Yaya Toure.

    In the action held at Wembley on Saturday (14/05/2011) , City dominant since the first half and the defense shut Stoke practical.

    Soccernet noted City made 23 shots with 14 leading to the goal. While Stoke only nine with one on goal.

    But Yaya Toure featured as a hero by his goal in the middle of the second half. City successfully end the fasting title for 33 years and the first FA Cup trophy since 1969.

    The game

    Five minutes walk Carlos Tevez gave the game's first goal threat Stoke. Hard kick from a distance of 20 yards can still be pushed over by Thomas Sorensen.

    In the 11th minute turn Yaya Toure fired hard from 25 yards which unfortunately is still on the thin side goalposts Sorensen.

    Huth is a very lucky man! The Stoke defender appears to elbow Balotelli in the jaw as the pair jostle for the ball deep inside the Potters' half, and he's fortunate that the referee doesn't see it!

    In the 24th minute Mario Balotelli's turn to make the shot curled into the far post but Sorensen punched the ball swiftly and culminate Korner.

    In the 35th minute David Silva received the ball in cooperation Balotelli and Tevez, but unfortunately still not meet the target.

    Until halftime score goalless draw.

    City kicked off again in the 57th minute when Tevez kick Silva maximize bait Ryan Shawcross could still be swept right on the goal line.

    Stoke on 62 minutes finally able to make Hart a little hard work when an error Joleon Lescott in defense, make free Kenwyne Jones in the penalty box. Stay dealing with Hart, the ball strikes the City goalkeeper was still stuck.

    Yaya! Stoke goalkeeper also finally broken in the 76th minute when Silva broke the cooperation and defense Balotelli City. Wild ball directly in front of goal with Yaya hit hard kick which Sorensen could not be driven.
    Fight ended with the score 1-0 and City finished the tournament's oldest champion in the world.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov; De Jong, Barry (Johnson 73 '); Silva, Yaya, Balotelli, Tevez (Zabaleta 87')

    Stoke City: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Pennant, Whelan (Pugh 85 '), Delap (Carew 81'), Etherington (Whitehead 63 '); Walters, Jones


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