Manchester City are the FA Cup champions following a 1-0 win over Stoke City at Wembley Stadium.
In a hugely significant victory for the blue half of Manchester, Stoke were outclassed throughout the 90 minutes as Manchester City imposed their dominance through the likes of Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure and Nigel de Jong.
With a Champions League spot secured, this FA Cup trophy ends a 35-year trophy drought and represents a new dawn for a Manchester City side who have the wealth to become a dominant force.
Without a doubt Manchester City are going to strengthen their squad in the summer and Roberto Mancini’s side are 11/2 to lift the Premier League trophy next season
On a day in which their neighbours Manchester United won their 19th Premier League title, Manchester City ensured they stole the headlines with their FA Cup win.
Manchester City will need to use the momentum from this FA Cup victory and a top-four finish in the Premier League in order to challenge their red neighbours at the top of the Premier League next season.
Manchester United are the 6/4 favourites to win the 2011/12 Premier League title, but Sir Alex Ferguson will know Manchester City represent a real danger to his hopes of landing a 20th league title.
Today the noisy neighbours are deafening and Manchester will be one lively place tonight, and this summer represents an optimistic time for supporters of the Premier League.
The way both Manchester City and Liverpool have finished this season means next season’s title race could be one of the greatest yet.
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