Former Premier League player Shaun Wright-Phillips has revealed when the Manchester power shift happened. He made this known in a chat with The Sun. According to the former Chelsea and Manchester City winger, the power shift from Manchester United to Manchester City happened when the Red Devils were beaten in the 2011 FA Cup semi-finals. Manchester City legend Yaya Toure scored the only goal of the game to lead the Citizens to a slender 1-0 win over Manchester United. Shaun Wright-Phillips said that match was the beginning of the Manchester City dominance till this day. Manchester City have been the dominant force in Manchester at the expense of Manchester United for over a decade.

Yaya Toure was the hero for Manchester City against Manchester United in the 2011 FA Cup semi-finals and he was also the hero for the final as the Citizens ended a 35-year wait for a major trophy. The Ivorian scored the only goal of the game to lead Manchester City to a 1-0 victory over Stoke City. Italian national team boss Roberto Mancini was the Manchester City manager at the time and he was also the one that masterminded the end to the long wait for a league title at the club. Manchester City beat Manchester United to the league title with Sergio Aguero netting a crucial goal with virtually the last kick of that Premier League campaign (2011/12 season). Manchester City have even been more dominant as revealed by Shaun Wright-Phillips since the advent of the highly respected Pep Guardiola, seen by many as the best manager in the game. Under him, Manchester City have won three of the last five league titles and they are currently on course for a fourth league title in six seasons. Pep Guardiola and his players are going for the quadruple this season.