This year’s FA Cup final between Manchester United and Manchester City could be one of the most memorable finals in recent years. FA Cup finals rarely live up to their place as showpiece finals and are often insidious (or one-sided) affairs, but the fact remains that Pep Guardiola’s men will aim to stay the course Interest remains high for a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.
Their cross-city rivals are the only English side to complete that special treble as well as winning a cup double of their own following their League Cup triumph earlier this year. can stop the city To match his historical achievement.
When is the FA Cup Final?
The FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday, 3 June 2023.
Where is the FA Cup Final?
The final is to be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
What time does the FA Cup Final start?
The FA Cup Final has moved to its traditional 3pm start time for the first time in over a decade after police deemed it a “high-risk” fixture.
Although security and logistical advice are believed to be the main factors driving the decision for the first-ever Manchester derby final, the first kick-off will also delight fans of both clubs who are traveling 170 miles.
The last 3pm FA Cup Final kick-off took place in 2011, but concerns have been raised over the higher risk of concussion associated with the later start time.
The final will not be played until June 3 instead of a mid-May date after club football was pushed back this season to accommodate the winter World Cup.
This means a date clash with Derby, which is also being shown by ITV and is now due to start after the FA Cup Final. A half-time start has also been considered for horse racing.
Who is the referee for the game?
The job has gone to referee Paul Tierney, Telegraph Sport understands.
The 42-year-old is from Wigan in Greater Manchester and is a known Wigan Athletic fan. He has been the target of Jürgen Klopp Later in the season Joe backtracked on highly critical comments about Tierney, and the Football Association’s decision to show that they rate referees highly.
Tierney will be assisted by Neil Davies and Scott Ledger, with fellow referee Peter Banks as the fourth official. League Cup Final referee David Coote will be officiating on duty and will be assisted by Simon Long.
what is the latest news
A train strike has been announced for the day of the FA Cup final.
Aslef, the body representing train drivers, says Members will go on strike on May 12, May 31 and June 3 The last of these dates is the match between Manchester United and Manchester City in London. The walkout threatens to cause chaos for the thousands of supporters planning to travel to Wembley for the showpiece.
The Epsom Derby also takes place on 3 June. Racecourse chiefs brought the Derby forward three hours earlier than planned to avoid a clash with football.
On which TV channel is the FA Cup final broadcast?
This year the BBC and ITV have shared the broadcasting rights for the FA Cup and the final will be shown on both channels.
Manchester City’s road to the final
Manchester United’s road to the final
Manchester City 7/19
Manchester United 5/1
what the managers are saying
Erik ten Haag has promised his team will “give everything” to dent Manchester City’s treble bid and secure a second piece of silverware this season.
United beat Brighton a tense penalty shoot-out to set up the first all-Manchester FA Cup final on 3 June after a 0–0 draw at Wembley on Sunday.
Ten Haag will be bidding to add the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup already won by him in his first season in charge at Old Trafford. But victory over City would also prevent City from equaling United’s 1999 feat of winning the treble of Premier League title, FA Cup and Champions League.
The United manager said, “We will give everything and when I say everything, it is everything.” “So the fans can count on that – that we will give it and do it against every opponent.
“But, of course, we want to give that against City. We definitely want to give that to the fans.”
city, who beat sheffield united Reaching the cup final could take an important step towards a fifth league title in six seasons by beating leaders Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday and facing Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Ten Haag, whose team beat City 2-1 in the league in January, admitted his team would need to play “the perfect game” to beat Pep Guardiola’s men again.
“We are proof, proof that we can beat them but then we have to play the right game,” he said. “I think (in January) the perfect game we played this season, but we have to go again.”
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