Today is a day we will probably not see again for a while, if ever. The entire City of Manchester is celebrating, no matter what colors are supported. Both clubs won silverware today. United took the Championship and City won the FA-Cup thanks to a goal from Yaya Toure. Congratulations to the City of Manchester to two outstanding soccer teams.
Sir Alex and his players took the Championship in the Barclay’s English Premier League after fighting off the quite uncomfortable Blackburn Rovers. It took a gift in form of a penalty caused by an over motivated ex-England goalie Robinson to give Rooney the chance to score for the title. Otherwise, United would still be playing tomorrow in order to score. It surely wasn’t United’s best presentation this season. The title, the record number 19, however, is deserved. United was the team that was able to play on a constantly even level, without the least crisis’ and other fallout. They can now prepare for the Champions League final in two weeks against Barca.
Manchester City won the first silverware since 35 years. In an average final in front of 88,000 in Wembley, City held down Stoke City. Scorer of the “golden goal” was once again Yaya Toure. The Ivory Coast midfielder already scored City’s only goal in the semi final. Wembley turned out to be Yaya Toure’s holy ground. Cup win and qualification for the Champions League in the next season will be reason enough to turn the night into day on the blue side of the city. They can now go and try to even improve their Champions League situation with taking 3rd in the league from Arsenal. Two games to go and silverware in hand should give them wings.