Manchester City are our FA Cup Final team

Wembley - set for the final

Manchester United were our team this time having beaten Arsenal in the 6th round and they arrived at Wembley with that burden, and one they were unable to overcome.

They were beaten 1-0 by their rivals City with the goal coming from Ya Ya Toure seven minutes into the second half. City then had to wait almost 24 hours to find out who their opponents would be for their first FA Cup Final in 30 years.

And their opponents will be Stoke who had the easiest of passages to the final with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolton yesterday and they will be playing in their first ever final. Given the Clarets Mad run this season you would have to say Stoke must be clear favourites.

From Padiham to Manchester City in the Final



Clarets Mad Road to Wembley (Results so far)

Extra-Preliminary Round
Staveley Miners Welfare 5 Padiham 0
attendance 90
(winners receive £750 prize money)

Preliminary Round
Staveley Miners Welfare 1 Parkgate 3
attendance 110
(winners receive £1,500 prize money)

First Round Qualifying
Parkgate 1 Warrington Town 3
attendance 122
(winners receive £3,000 prize money)

Second Round Qualifying
Bamber Bridge 1 Warrington Town 1
attendance 223
Warrington Town 4 Bamber Bridge 2
attendance 236
(winners receive £4,500 prize money)

Third Round Qualifying
Warrington Town 1 Stalybridge Celtic 3
attendance 429
(winners receive £7,500 prize money)

Fourth Round Qualifying
Stalybridge Celtic 1 Eastwood Town 2
attendance 659
(winners receive £12,500 prize money)

First Round Proper
Swindon Supermarine 2 Eastwood Town 1
attendance 2,603
(winners receive £18,000 prize money)

Second Round Proper
Colchester United 1 Swindon Supermarine 0
attendance 3,047
(winners receive £27,000 prize money)

Third Round Proper
Swansea City 4 Colchester United 0
attendance 7,005
(winners receive £67,500 prize money)

Fourth Round Proper
Swansea City 1 Leyton Orient 2
attendance 6,281
(winners receive £90,000 prize money)

Fifth Round Proper
Leyton Orient 1 Arsenal 1
attendance 9,136
Arsenal 5 Leyton Orient 0
attendance 59,361
(winners receive £180,000 prize money)

Sixth Round Proper
Manchester United 2 Arsenal 0
attendance 74,693
(winners receive £360,000 prize money)

Semi-Final
Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0
attendance 86,549
(winners receive £900,000 prize money
losers receive £450,000 prize money)

Semi-Final Results

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0
Bolton Wanderers 0 Stoke City 5

Final

Manchester City v Stoke City