Manchester City ended a barren sequence of 35 years without a major trophy as Yaya Toure’s late strike gave them a deserved FA Cup Final victory over Stoke City. Toure was City’s Wembley hero with the semi-final winner against Manchester United - and the giant Ivory Coast midfield man was on target again 16 minutes from time to set the seal on their first top-level success since the 1976 League Cup win against Newcastle United.
The Dane was powerless, however, in the moment that finally ended the long wait for City as Toure pounced on a loose ball 10 yards out to thrash his finish past Sorensen in front of the delirious hordes of sky blue supporters.
It was also a day of triumph for boss Mancini, whose long-term future at City has been questioned. He has now brought silverware back to the club.