Manchester United were huffing and puffing, but that wasn’t enough to stop Ilkay Gundogan from keeping Manchester City’s dream alive.
Pep Guardiola’s side won the FA Cup final 2-1 against city rivals as Sir Alex Ferguson looked on in disgust.
Gundogan continued his season-ending Ballon d’Or form with another man-of-the-match display, taking just 12 seconds to start.
David de Gea and the Wembley red half were stunned when the German volleyed in a knockdown from Kevin De Bruyne for the fastest goal in final history.
Yet despite the shock, United held firm and eventually equalized through a Bruno Fernandes penalty just over half an hour later.
The story was similar again at the start of the second half when Gundogan again connected with a long-range strike, but this time it infiltrated, leaving huge questions hanging over De Gea.
Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho both went close as City held on to win, keeping their hopes of a historic treble alive.
Ferguson was there to watch, as the only other manager to achieve the feat with an England side, doing so with United in 1999.
But now, with City huge favorites to beat Inter Milan in the Champions League final in a week’s time, the Scot’s look of resignation said it all.