City's first real attack of the half comes within a few feet of being a goal. John O'Shea has always been a bit of a liability at right back, and he was sucked well inside when Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure drove down the centre of the pitch together. This left nobody covering Aleksandar Kolarov, who was fed by a neat reverse pass by Balotelli, cut into the box, and saw his cross turned just wide by the Italian striker. That was very close.
But they wouldn't be denied for long. A bad error from Edwin van der Sar saw the veteran goalkeeper pass straight to David Silva, and although Michael Carrick retrieved the ball he then gave the ball straight back to City, finding Yaya Toure with an attempted pass to Paul Scholes. Toure blew straight past Nemanja Vidic before clipping the ball between van der Sar's legs for that priceless opening goal. It's now Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United in this FA Cup semi-final.