Ilkay Gundogan scores the FASTEST-EVER FA Cup final goal as he opens the scoring against Man United after just 12 SECONDS with a sumptuous volley at Wembley
- Man City face Man United in the FA Cup final as they chase a historic Treble
- Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring with a superb volley after just 12 seconds
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In a dramatic start at Wembley, the German midfielder fired home a sumptuous volley from outside the area when the game had barely begun, sending City supporters into delirium at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola’s side kicked off with Gundogan passing straight back to goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
City’s No 2 stopper fired the ball upfield, with Erling Haaland winning his header.
But as Victor Lindelof tried to clear the ball, it deflected up off Kevin de Bruyne and Gundogan volleyed it into the top corner.
Ilkay Gundogan scored the fastest ever goal in FA Cup final history after just 13 seconds
The German midfielder fired in a sumptuous volley from outside the area to beat David De Gea
The 32-year-old has been in majestic form for City over the past few months, stepping up at important times as they won the Premier League title for a third season in a row.
Gundogan scored twice in crucial wins over Leeds and Everton as they overturned an eight-point deficit to Arsenal and won their first trophy in the hunt for a historic Treble.
City started in fine fashion at Wembley with Rodri going close after Gundogan’s stunner, while they looked to dominate possession right from the get-go.
However, Bruno Fernandes equalised from the penalty spot for United after a controversial handball decision on Jack Grealish before City went back ahead in the second half when Gundogan volleyed home his second.
They held on to win the final 2-1 as they completed a domestic league and cup double.
City now travel to Istanbul to face Inter Milan in the Champions League final next Saturday as they aim to become the first and only side since United in 1998-99 to win a Treble.
The early goal sent City fans into delirium as they chase a historic Treble over the next week