Mahrez’s hat-trick takes Man City to FA Cup Final

 

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A hat-trick from Algerian star, Riyad Mahrez was all Manchester City needed to make it to the 2022/23 FA Cup final.

This will be their 12th Cup final and first since 2019.

The Algeria international netted a first-half penalty and scored twice in five second-half minutes to become the first player to fire a treble in an FA Cup semi-final since Manchester United’s Alex Dawson managed the feat in 1958.

Mahrez’s treble is also the first by a City player at Wembley.

In 11 Cup finals, City have won six and finished as runners-up in the remaining five.

Treble-chasing City is also in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and face Premier League leaders, Arsenal, on Wednesday at Etihad Stadium, in a rescheduled Premier League tie.

City will face either neighbours Manchester United or Brighton, in the Final, on Saturday, June 3.

United will play Brighton in Sunday’s second semi-final.

 

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