The Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany played the entire match with gusto. After Carlos Tevez was substituted he even served as team captain in Wembley.
A second Belgian, Dedryck Boyata, spent the entire match on the bench.
Manchester City dominated the first half, but missed several chances. Stoke came back into the match in the second half, but it was City that made the only goal of the match.
The Ivorian player Yaya Touré, who earlier played for the Belgian club Beveren, made the only goal of the match fifteen minutes before the final whistle. This was Manchester City's fifth Cup win in the history of the club and the first since 1969.
Vincent Kompany also plays for the Belgian national squad the Red Devils.