Selected ahead of Joe Hart. Could do nothing about Borini's goal but some ropey kicking.
Typically committed performance from the Argentine. Strong in every challenge and offered an important attacking outlet.
Seemed to be identified by Sunderland as a weak link in the City side. Flat footed when Borini looked to run in behind him.
Defensive susceptibility at left-back was exposed by Johnson and Borini. Often ball-watching and made weak attempts to tackle.
Should have done better once he got to the ball in the build-up to Borini's goal and didn't seem to trust Demichelis. Brilliant recovery tackle on Borini in the first-half when the Italian was about to shoot.
He loves Wembley, he loves making the difference on the big occasion. Appeared to be going through the motions in the first 45 minutes but turned the game on its head with a moment of genius 10 minutes after the restart. Equalised for City with a wonderful curling strike into the top corner from 35 yards and picked out Navas for the third.
Found it difficult to escape from Sunderland players in the first-half but the Spaniard was superb after the break. Picked up the ball between the lines and spotted the right passes - as he did for Nasri's goal.
Punished for wanting too much time on the ball as he lost possession and Sunderland swept up the pitch to score. Generally strong in front of the back four and used the ball with crisp passing.
Warned Sunderland about his late runs into the box in the first-half - and scored the winner with a wonderful finish from the edge of the box with the outside of his right foot. Always looked to make something happen when he got on the ball.
Named in the starting line-up as he returns from a hamstring injury but looked off the pace. Showed his quality in flashes and was involved in the build-up to Nasri's goal shortly before being substituted.
A virtual passenger in the first-half. Barely involved in City's build-up play and when he did get on the ball the execution of his passing was poor. Much improved after the break.
Hailed by the Sunderland fans throughout the afternoon and was always alert with good footwork and solid handling. Could do nothing about two unstoppable City goals.
The Sunderland captain led by example with his positional play and commanding defending in his own box. Unlucky to be on the losing side.
Impressive defensively, especially when Zabaleta overlapped, and got forward well to support Colback.
Totally committed as he flew in to every challenge and tried to find Johnson early with his passes. Perhaps could have done more to stop Silva from crossing for Nasri's goal.
Excellent display from the centre-back. Good understanding with O'Shea and alert to City's attacking movement.
Read the game superbly to pick up lose balls. Glided past challenges and his passing was neat and tidy.
Led by example in central midfield as he charged in to tackles and set the tempo for Sunderland's pressing game. Also showed some responsibility and discipline by not doing anything rash.
Started the game superbly as he picked out Borini for the opener and caused his former side problems when he ran at Kolarov. Subdued after the restart before being replaced by Gardner.
Never stopped running and intelligent positioning to pick up the ball in space to help counter-attacks.
Worked hard in central midfield and delivered some good set-pieces without ever really causing City problems. Replaced by Fletcher in the 60th minute.
The Italian put his side ahead in the 10th minute with a clever run, a little fortune and an excellent finish low across Pantilimon. Took too long when through on goal later in the first-half but always a threat with his touch and movement.