Man City kids lift FA Youth Cup
It is 22 years since City last won this competition and when defender Ray McGivern inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net to hand Chelsea the advantage it looked like the wait would continue.
Vladimir Weiss was then brought down and the Slovakian winger gave City a half time lead with a superbly flighted free kick.
Citizen's boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and several members of the first team squad then had to endure a second half of constant Chelsea pressure as they chased an equaliser.
Victory was confirmed as David Ball easily converted from 12 yards.