Manchester City clinched an unprecedented domestic treble by winning the FA Cup thanks to a Raheem Sterling-inspired 6-0 pummeling of Watford at Wembley, equalling the record for the biggest win in the competition’s final.
Pep Guardiola’s men needed penalties to beat Chelsea in the EFL Cup final and were run extremely close by Liverpool in the Premier League, but Saturday’s triumph was equivalent to a training ground affair as City rounded off a remarkable campaign in fine fashion.
A dominant City were always going to be in control of proceedings, and made their superiority pay just before the half-hour with David Silva’s first goal since December, with Raheem Sterling doubling their advantage 8 minutes later.
City rode a spirited Watford start to the second half before the floodgates opened up, sweeping them away in style.
Gabriel Jesus set up substitute Kevin De Bruyne for a fine finish, before getting in on the act himself with a well-taken goal.
Sterling applied the gloss on an imperious performance by Guardiola’s men, completing his hat-trick with two goals in the last nine minutes.
The result means that City are now the first ever English team to win the domestic treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and The Carabao Cup.
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