The Blues ace, voted official man of the match, last week warned his teammates that a defeat by Sunderland at Wembley could wreck their season - just as it did to Arsenal when they lost in the League Cup final three years ago.

Having rubbed out the bitter memories of the FA Cup final defeat by Wigan last May, and chalked up the first trophy of the domestic season, Nasri now feels victory can bring a boost which could take City towards a domestic treble, a feat never before achieved.

City players and staff celebrated with a party at a secret central London location last night before travelling back to Manchester today - and getting straight back down to business tomorrow.

The Blues take on Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium next Sunday, and a victory in that will see them back at Wembley for the semi-finals on the weekend of April 12 and 13.

“This can be just the start of something fantastic for us this season,” said Nasri. “We still have the League and FA Cup to focus on - we will enjoy this win and tomorrow is another day, when we must focus on our target.

“It will be a great boost and you will see that next week against Wigan - it’s important for this team to win trophies.

“We won the league two years ago, but when you lose finals it is always difficult and painful, and you remember that. We are over it now because we won this cup and know we can succeed. Now we will do our best to win the league and FA Cup.”