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FA Cup Final 2024: Manchester City vs Manchester United

  • Date: Saturday May 25, 15:00
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
  • Teams: Manchester City vs Manchester United

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All Manchester final for the second successive season

The FA Cup final will feature a Manchester derby for the second year in succession. City saw off Chelsea in their semi-final, while the Red Devils came through after a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Championship side Coventry City.

Manchester City

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FA Cup Final Odds: Manchester City vs Manchester United

Live odds for the FA Cup final between Man City and Man United are as follows:

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As we keep saying, when it comes to local derbys the form book often goes out of the window. However, we feel that City will have too much for their rivals and will lift the trophy.

Betting tip: Man City to win, BTTS.

The FA Cup Final

The first FA Cup Final, between Wanderers and Royal Engineers, was held at Kennington Oval on 16 March 1872. Wanderers won 1–0. After the 1873 final was held at Lillie Bridge, the event was held at the Oval until 1892. The 1893 and 1894 finals were respectively held at Fallowfield Stadium in Manchester and Goodison Park in Liverpool, before the event returned to London in 1895, being held at Crystal Palace until the outbreak of World War I. After the war, the event was held at Stamford Bridge, before Wembley Stadium opened in 1923.

The first final at Wembley, which saw Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United 2–0, had an official attendance of 126,047, but the actual figure is believed to be as much as 300,000. A police horse named Billy was used to regain control after the huge crowd spilled onto the field, earning the final the nickname of the “White Horse Final”. In 1927 “Abide with Me” was sung for the first time at the Cup final. This has become a pre-match tradition.

Wembley continued to host the final until 2000, when it closed for redevelopment. The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosted the final between 2001 and 2006, before the new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007.

Up to and including 1998, if the final ended in a draw, a replay would be required. This happened on 14 occasions, the last being in 1993 between Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday. In September 1998, the Football Association decided that all future finals would be decided “on the day”, meaning that a penalty shootout would decide the winner if the score was level after normal and extra time.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley opened in 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished between 2002 to 2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final. Wembley Stadium is owned by the governing body of English football, the Football Association, whose headquarters are in the stadium. With 90,000 seats, it is the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe.

In addition to England home games and the FA Cup final, the stadium also hosts other major games in English football, including the traditional season-opener, the  FA Community Shield, the League Cup final, the FA Cup semi-finals, the Football League Trophy, the Football League play-offs, the FA Trophy, the FA Vase and the National League play-offs.

Wembley is a UEFA category four stadium and hosted the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals, eight games at UEFA Euro 2020 (including the final and both of the semi-finals) and hosted the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.  It is due to host the 2024 UEFA Champions League Final. The stadium hosted the Gold medal matches at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. The stadium also hosts rugby league’s Challenge Cup final and music concerts. The stadium also hosted NFL London Games until 2019 and was also the temporary home of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur between August 2017 and March 2019, while White Hart Lane was being demolished and their new stadium was built.

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