Man City player ratings vs Man Utd: Ilkay Gundogan is as clutch as it gets! German star makes FA Cup final history - but can City keep him?

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Ilkay Gundogan was the decisive figure once again for Manchester City as they beat Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final to keep their hopes of completing the treble alive.

The 32-year-old fired the Premier League champions to an immediate lead with a record-breaking strike from distance after just 13 seconds and followed it up with another from outside the box in the second half. He now has six goals in as many games, showing once again that City cannot afford to let him leave for free this summer.

Gundogan did more than score, though, as he kept the ball moving in midfield and linked up expertly with Kevin De Bruyne, who grabbed two assists and was a constant threat with his deliveries and runs at United's defence. The pair stepped up to make the difference in place of Erling Haaland, as the super striker had a quiet game with only a couple of chances.

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Two down and one to go for City, who turn their attention to the Champions League final against Inter next week.

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