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<b>MANCHESTER UNITED</b><br />
<b>Edwin van der Sar - 7</b><br />
Nothing to do for first half-hour. Good save from Balotelli before the break and couldn't be blamed for the goal.

<b>MANCHESTER UNITED</b><br /> <b>Edwin van der Sar - 7</b><br /> Nothing to do for first half-hour. Good save from Balotelli before the break and couldn't be blamed for the goal.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;John O'Shea (off 83) - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Shackled City reasonably effectively but didn't manage to provide much support at the other end.

<b>John O'Shea (off 83) - 6</b><br /> Shackled City reasonably effectively but didn't manage to provide much support at the other end.

Jamie McDonald

&lt;b&gt;Rio Ferdinand - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
A late-night dash home for the birth of his daughter did not deflect his attention much. One of United's better performers.

<b>Rio Ferdinand - 7</b><br /> A late-night dash home for the birth of his daughter did not deflect his attention much. One of United's better performers.

Anthony Devlin

&lt;b&gt;Nemanja Vidic - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Shackled Balotelli so well but unable to get a challenge on Toure as the African strode through.

<b>Nemanja Vidic - 7</b><br /> Shackled Balotelli so well but unable to get a challenge on Toure as the African strode through.

Jamie McDonald

&lt;b&gt;Patrice Evra - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Not in the best of form but did well here. Kept tabs on a tricky opponent in Johnson and managed the odd forward burst.

<b>Patrice Evra - 7</b><br /> Not in the best of form but did well here. Kept tabs on a tricky opponent in Johnson and managed the odd forward burst.

Jamie McDonald

&lt;b&gt;Park Ji-sung - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Another industrious display but by the end it looked as though recent exertions had caught up with him.

<b>Park Ji-sung - 6</b><br /> Another industrious display but by the end it looked as though recent exertions had caught up with him.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;Michael Carrick - 5&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Maintained his recent good form at the start but catastrophic attempt to find Scholes led to United falling behind.

<b>Michael Carrick - 5</b><br /> Maintained his recent good form at the start but catastrophic attempt to find Scholes led to United falling behind.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;Paul Scholes - 4&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Continues to defy the ageing process with his fabulous range of passing. His tackling has never been good though and his red card lunge got its just deserts.

<b>Paul Scholes - 4</b><br /> Continues to defy the ageing process with his fabulous range of passing. His tackling has never been good though and his red card lunge got its just deserts.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;Antonio Valencia (off 64) - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
A constant threat when United dominated but among those to drift out of the contest as City got on top.

<b>Antonio Valencia (off 64) - 6</b><br /> A constant threat when United dominated but among those to drift out of the contest as City got on top.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;Nani - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Sporadic presence, who threatened only occasionally until Hart shoved his free-kick onto the bar.

<b>Nani - 6</b><br /> Sporadic presence, who threatened only occasionally until Hart shoved his free-kick onto the bar.

Anthony Devlin

&lt;b&gt;Dimitar Berbatov (off 73) - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Premier League's top scorer wasted two glorious opportunities inside a first-half minute. Sacrificed for Scholes' folly.

<b>Dimitar Berbatov (off 73) - 6</b><br /> Premier League's top scorer wasted two glorious opportunities inside a first-half minute. Sacrificed for Scholes' folly.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;SUBSTITUTES&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Javier Hernandez (on 64) - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
For once there were no heroics from the Mexican, who only managed one sight of goal and failed to find it.

<b>SUBSTITUTES</b><br /> <b>Javier Hernandez (on 64) - 6</b><br /> For once there were no heroics from the Mexican, who only managed one sight of goal and failed to find it.

Nigel French

&lt;b&gt;Anderson (on 73) - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
The Brazilian tried hard but never had a major influence on the game.

<b>Anderson (on 73) - 6</b><br /> The Brazilian tried hard but never had a major influence on the game.

Jamie McDonald

&lt;b&gt;Fabio (on 83)&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Not enough time to make an impact.

<b>Fabio (on 83)</b><br /> Not enough time to make an impact.

&lt;b&gt;MANCHESTER CITY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Joe Hart - 8&lt;/b&gt; 
England's number one made a point-blank save from Dimitar Berbatov in the second half and then turned Nani's free-kick onto the bar.

<b>MANCHESTER CITY</b><br /> <b>Joe Hart - 8</b> England's number one made a point-blank save from Dimitar Berbatov in the second half and then turned Nani's free-kick onto the bar.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;Pablo Zabaleta - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Put in a solid performance and was left on the floor by Paul Scholes, which led to the former England midfielder being sent off.

<b>Pablo Zabaleta - 6</b><br /> Put in a solid performance and was left on the floor by Paul Scholes, which led to the former England midfielder being sent off.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;Joleon Lescott - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Grew in stature after a difficult start and found the time to go upfield and give City an extra attacking option.

<b>Joleon Lescott - 7</b><br /> Grew in stature after a difficult start and found the time to go upfield and give City an extra attacking option.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;Vincent Kompany - 8&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
The stand-in captain has been one of the team's stand-out performers this season and he rose to the occasion in the absence of Carlos Tevez.

<b>Vincent Kompany - 8</b><br /> The stand-in captain has been one of the team's stand-out performers this season and he rose to the occasion in the absence of Carlos Tevez.

Jamie McDonald

&lt;b&gt;Aleksandar Kolarov - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Like Zabaleta he stayed strong under pressure although he was unable to make regular runs forward.

<b>Aleksandar Kolarov - 6</b><br /> Like Zabaleta he stayed strong under pressure although he was unable to make regular runs forward.

Anthony Devlin

&lt;b&gt;Gareth Barry - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/br /&gt;
Gave an unselfish performance in the middle of the park. Came close early on but his effort was marginally wide.

<b>Gareth Barry - 6</b></br /> Gave an unselfish performance in the middle of the park. Came close early on but his effort was marginally wide.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;Yaya Toure - 9&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Got the winner in the 52nd minute after capitalising on a mistake by Michael Carrick and was unplayable in the second half.

<b>Yaya Toure - 9</b><br /> Got the winner in the 52nd minute after capitalising on a mistake by Michael Carrick and was unplayable in the second half.

Anthony Devlin

&lt;b&gt;Nigel de Jong - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Made his presence felt with an early challenge on Nani which left him clutching his face and he rarely threatened after that.

<b>Nigel de Jong - 7</b><br /> Made his presence felt with an early challenge on Nani which left him clutching his face and he rarely threatened after that.

Anthony Devlin

&lt;b&gt;Adam Johnson - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Showed a lot of good touches but he failed to deliver any decent crosses and replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

<b>Adam Johnson - 6</b><br /> Showed a lot of good touches but he failed to deliver any decent crosses and replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;David Silva - 7&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Came more into the game in the second half and offered good support to the midfielders and Balotelli.

<b>David Silva - 7</b><br /> Came more into the game in the second half and offered good support to the midfielders and Balotelli.

Mike Hewitt

&lt;b&gt;Mario Balotelli - 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
Thunderbolt in the first half tested Edwin van der Sar but he seemed to blot his copybook at the final whistle by being involved with United players.

<b>Mario Balotelli - 6</b><br /> Thunderbolt in the first half tested Edwin van der Sar but he seemed to blot his copybook at the final whistle by being involved with United players.

Laurence Griffiths

&lt;b&gt;SUBSTITUTES&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
&lt;b&gt;Shaun Wright-Phillips (for Johnson 79) - 5&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Kept the ball well as City attempted to retain possession.

<b>SUBSTITUTES</b><br /> <b>Shaun Wright-Phillips (for Johnson 79) - 5</b><br /> Kept the ball well as City attempted to retain possession.

&lt;b&gt;Patrick Vieira (for Silva 86) - 5&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt; 
Little time to make an impact.

<b>Patrick Vieira (for Silva 86) - 5</b><br /> Little time to make an impact.

Jamie McDonald

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<b>MANCHESTER UNITED</b><br /> <b>Edwin van der Sar - 7</b><br /> Nothing to do for first half-hour. Good save from Balotelli before the break and couldn't be blamed for the goal.

Manchester City are through to the FA Cup final after beating fierce rivals Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.

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