Thomas Lyte engrave ‘Manchester’ onto the Emirates FA Cup trophy for first ever Manchester derby final, now dubbed the Battle of Manchester
The Emirates FA Cup’s famous trophy has already been partially engraved to recognise and celebrate the first ever Final between Manchester City and Manchester United.
As the competition’s official trophy and silverware provider, Thomas Lyte, are responsible for etching the winning club’s name into history each season, and either City or United will be added following the final whistle at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 3 June.
As many as 57 teams have reached an FA Cup Final, since Wanderers and Royal Engineers first clashed at the Kennington Oval in South East London in March 1872. But not once in 151 years have the engravers had the chance to begin engraving the champions’ names onto the trophy before kick-off. Until now.