Man City downs Chelsea to reach FA Cup final

Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating Chelsea 2-1 in a free-flowing game at Wembley on Sunday to maintain its only remaining hope for a trophy this season.

Will be prohibitive favourites over Wigan

Chelsea's Fernando Torres, right, struggles for the ball with Manchester City's Vincent Kompan, left, during their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. City moved on to play Wigan in the final. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating Chelsea 2-1 in a free-flowing game at Wembley on Sunday to maintain its only remaining hope for a trophy this season.

City dominated much of the first hour and went 2-0 up through goals by Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero, before Demba Ba pulled Chelsea back into the game with an acrobatic finish in the 66th.

That led to a nervous finish for City, but Ba wasted his team's best chance to equalize when he fired straight at goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from close range minutes later.

City will be a huge favourite in the final against Wigan, which beat Millwall 2-0 on Saturday. Chelsea's only hope for a trophy is now in the Europa League, where it has reached the semifinals.