Man City Win FA Cup Final In Biggest Ever Defeat
Pep Guardiola's third season at Manchester City has ended on a high after his team absolutely thrashed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
They secured a historic domestic treble and took the lead through David Silva and Raheem Sterling poked the ball over the line to double their advantage before half-time.
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Kevin De Bruyne, who came off the bench to replace Riyad Mahrez, slotted home City's third with a cool, composed finish in the second half.
Gabriel Jesus added City's fourth and Sterling completed his hat-trick to round off his side's 6-0 thrashing of Watford.
While much of the season had been focused on City securing a quadruple, those dreams were dashed when they were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals at the hands of finalists Tottenham Hotspur.
However, that didn't mean the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach could -- and would -- make some history by being the first men's team to secure a domestic treble in England.
Of course, Guardiola was quick to remind a reporter ahead of the Watford match that it was the first domestic treble for men in English football, mainly for how the women had already done it.
"You've got the prospect of winning the first-ever domestic treble in this country. How does that excite you?" the reporter asked.
Guardiola responded: "The first time in men's football. The women have already done it."
City secured the EFL Cup back in February after they beat Chelsea on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
Guardiola's side would become back-to-back Premier League champions after thrashing Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 on the final day of the season, ending Liverpool's hopes of capturing the league title.
Now, City have been able to add the FA Cup to their trophy-filled season.
The City boss was cautious about the final, saying that there can be a sense of unpredictability in the match.
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