Manchester United triumphed over arch-rivals Manchester City in the 13th FA Cup final at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, withstanding a second-half rally to secure victory. Despite being defeated 2-1 in last season’s tournament, Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils displayed superior purpose and tactical brilliance for the majority of the match, reclaiming the trophy they last held in 2016.

Argentina's Alejandro Garnacho broke the deadlock in the 30th minute, and Kobbie Mainoo extended their lead with a crucial goal in the 39th minute, giving them a two-goal cushion heading into halftime. Jérémy Doku, who was substituted in for the second half, injected energy into the City side, leading them to throw everything they had into the match and netting a goal in the 87th minute.

With this victory, United moved within one win of matching Arsenal's record of 14 trophies, establishing themselves as one of the most successful teams in the history of the FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.