Yaya Toure scored the winner for Manchester City at Wembley as they lifted the FA Cup to end a 35-year wait for a major trophy following a 1-0 win over Stoke.

The midfielder got the all-important goal in the 74th minute after pinball in the Stoke area, with team-mates David Silva and Mario Balotelli also involved.

City started the brighter of the sides and had a handful of first-half chances to take the lead despite hitting half-time at 0-0.

Danish stopper Thomas Sorensen kept the Potters in the clash with fine saves from Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli, while David Silva wasted the best opening by firing over the bar from six yards with the goal gaping in-front of him.

Kenwyne Jones had the chance to give Tony Pulis' side an undeserved lead early in the second period, with Matthew Etherington picking out the striker with a long ball. Joe Hart's leg denied the former Southampton striker, and no other opportunities would come.

It was Toure who had the decisive moment, smashing the ball home after it was deflected to him by Marc Wilson. The solitary goal was enough to give his side victory.

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