Two Unique Records Set in Action-Packed FA Cup Final Showdown



Two unique records were created after Manchester City secured the 2022/2023 FA Cup title on Saturday (3/6).

Wembley Stadium, London, witnessed the greatness of Man City when they beat their city rivals Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final this season.

The captain, Ilkay Gundogan, scored the two winning goals for The Citizens. Meanwhile, Manchester United‘s only goal was created thanks to the execution of a penalty by Bruno Fernandes.

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Opta noted two unique records in the 2022/2023 FA Cup final. Ilkay Gundogan and Bruno Fernandes recorded the record.

First, Gundogan carved his name in history as the player who scored the fastest goal in the FA Cup final. The reason is that the player from Germany managed to achieve a goal when the match was not even a minute long, only lasted 12 seconds, to be precise.

The goal started from a long pass to the front line, which Kevin De Bruyne tried to master in front of the penalty box. The free-rolling ball then rolls towards Gundogan, who greets a Bicycle Kick.

Gundogan’s hard shot aimed at the right corner of Manchester United’s goal was missed by David de Gea. Man City also won quickly 1-0 at the start of the match.

This goal made Gundogan pass the record for the fastest purpose in an FA Cup final which had previously been held by Louis Saha since 2009. At that time, Saha scored a goal after 25 seconds of play.

The second unique record created in this match was when Bruno Fernandes scored a goal in the 33rd minute. The plan was created through the execution of a classy penalty from the captain.

Interestingly, for the first time in the history of the FA Cup final, two team captains have scored goals. It so happened that Fernandes and Gundogan were each responsible for being team captains at the top of the party.

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