Bernardo Silva’s late goal propelled Manchester City into the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Despite facing significant pressure throughout the semi-final, Pep Guardiola’s team held firm as Chelsea missed numerous opportunities before Silva’s decisive strike in the 84th minute.

Following their disappointment in the Champions League against Real Madrid, City struggled to find their usual rhythm, especially with Erling Haaland sidelined due to injury. However, Chelsea’s inability to capitalize on their dominance proved costly.

Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson squandered a clear chance, highlighting their wastefulness in front of goal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side paid the price for their lack of clinical finishing, prolonging their wait for silverware.

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The match was anticipated as a test for Cole Palmer against his former club Chelsea, but despite his threat, City’s resilience and Chelsea’s profligacy ultimately determined the outcome.

City broke the deadlock through Bernardo Silva, who pounced on a rebound from Kevin de Bruyne’s shot to secure victory and secure City’s place in the final.

For Chelsea, it was a disappointing result, with Pochettino still chasing his first trophy in England amidst a challenging campaign.

Despite Chelsea’s strong start and City’s difficulties, Silva’s late heroics ensured Guardiola’s side emerged triumphant, providing a much-needed morale boost as they chase a Premier League and FA Cup double.