Man City crush Watford 6-0 to complete treble in style

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Published on May 19, 2019 - Duration: 00:54s
Manchester City crush Watford 6-0 to take the FA Cup and the domestic treble.

Man City crush Watford 6-0 to complete treble in style


(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING: "So, we cannot forget what we've done because we know.

Now the people say, 'you have to forget, next season, what you have done this season.'

No, no.

No, no, no.

We don't have to forget it.

So, we are able to do that, but at the same time you have to start and there are many things, believe me, that we can do better.

Saying that, the standard is incredible, so… 100 points last season, 98 this season, win all the titles except the Champions League.

We were at the quarter-final, so what can I say?

Thank you so much to everybody for this incredible commitment and following us to what we believe, what we think.

Only I can say that.

I am here, but honestly, I truly believe this because I was a football player before and the deservedness is for the players.

The players are the real reason why we've done what we've done." STORY: Majestic Manchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday (May 18) to become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups in the most emphatic way imaginable.

The victory matched the competition's record final win -- set when Bury beat Derby County 116 years ago -- and was the perfect end to an amazing season for unarguably one of the finest teams to grace the long history of the English game.

Coming after they retained the Premier League title last week and won the League Cup in a penalty shootout over Chelsea, City's sixth FA Cup triumph made them the eighth team to win the prized League and FA Cup double and first since Chelsea in 2010.

Raheem Sterling was initially credited with a hat-trick, only for his first goal to later be awarded to Gabriel Jesus, who also got two as City ended their 61-game season with 169 goals, beating their own previous best of 156.

"The players are the real reason why we've done what we've done," City manager Pep Guardiola said.

City, 2-0 up at halftime through David Silva and Jesus, effectively sealed the deal when Kevin de Bruyne came off the bench to smash in the third after 61 minutes.

Jesus slotted the fourth before Sterling, who was brought up in the shadow of the stadium, took centre stage with two in the last 10 minutes.

Other than one early chance for Roberto Pereyra, Watford never looked remotely capable of ending their 30-year winless run against City in their second appearance in the final having lost to Everton in 1984.

(Production: Alex Fraser, Kurt Michael Hall)

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