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Behind the scenes: FA Cup unseen pics

Holding image for the BHS FA cup coming home

Holding image for the BHS FA cup coming home

Just when you thought you'd seen the best of last May's FA Cup homecoming, we've found a batch of as yet unpublished images for you to re-live that magical evening.

The behind-the-scenes imagery begins with the players waiting in the Town Hall reception area for various congratulatory speeches to be made by various dignitries. Here, the Latino trio of Pablo Zabaleta, Carlos Tevez and David Silva await movement to the waiting open-top bus. 

 Waiting to get on the bus in town hall

Kolo Toure poses for a quick snap in the great hall with Roberto Mancini and his daughter in the background before heading out towards the 10,000 or so City fans waiting in Albert Square.

Am I ready for the crowds

Finally, the lads set off and former Aston Villa pair James Milner and Gareth Barry are clearly enjoying the occasion.

Real Smiles all round

'I am legend' - Edin Dzeko fast forwards in his mind to the not-too-distant future in this epic shot. "One at Wembley, one against Swansea, another at Bolton and maybe four at Spurs. That'll do for starters..."

Edin Makes an entrance

Finally, time to take to the pitch. Shaun Wright-Phillips dons the new away shirt for the first time while Vincent Kompany makes a few last minute adjustments. Happy days...

Final Change Before going out to the stadium

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