City end United's treble dreams at Wembley Last updated Sunday April 17 2011,2:21am
By G.A Boafo
Manchester United's dream of a record treble was halted by arch rivals Manchester City as they went down by a lone goal at Wembley.
Yaya Toure's 52nd minute goal after a lapse in concentration from Micheal Carrick was enough to see the Pensioners edge United in a thrilling encounter that also saw Paul Scholes sent off for a dangerous tackle onb Pablo Zabaleta.
It could all have being so different for Manchester United as Dimitar Berbatov spurned two glorious chances within 30 seconds of each other in the first half.The first came after being put through by Scholes but the top scorer in the league who has lost his position recently due to the emergence of Javier Hernandez could only shoot straight at Hart who parried.Nani then set him up with a cross and from about 3 yards Berbatov somehow contrived to send the ball over the goal.
Balotelli stung the palms of Van der Sar with a powerful long drive but that was the best City could produce as United dominated the first half.
City came into the second half more confident and pressing United more which led to casual pass from Carrick being intercepted by Yaya Toure who ran in goal despite the attentions of Vidic to slot in the ball through the legs of Edwin Van der Sar to maintain City's dream of a first silverware in 34 years.