Liverpool books ticket to FA Cup final after 3-2 win over Manchester City

Liverpool advanced to the FA Cup final on Saturday, beating Manchester City 3-2 at a sunny Wembley stadium.

The deadlock was broken within the first 10 minutes when Liverpool defender

Ibrahima Konaté rose highest to slam home a powerful header from a corner.

Liverpool's lead was three as Mané rifled in at the near post, past a despairing Steffen.

Liverpool progressed to the final where it will face either Chelsea or Crystal Palace who face off on Sunday.

Mané told the BBC afterwards that the day was "special."

"We were playing one of the best teams in the world. To win this kind of game, especially in a semifinal, is a big, big, big win,"

Two of the world's best teams doing battle -- a week after their last encounter -- for a spot in the final of football's oldest competition.

And, like their thrilling 2-2 draw last Sunday, the game began at a red-hot pace.

Liverpool was rampant and probably did not want the halftime whistle to come when it did.

England international Jack Grealish fired his finish into the top corner after some neat play from Gabriel Jesus opened up a shooting opportunity.

"We have a lot of games to go and we will try to do our best -- it's our dream, for sure, and we will fight for it." –