Pep Guardiola has insisted that his side can get even better after his side rounded off an ‘incredible year’ with a 6-0 hammering of Watford in the FA Cup final.
David Silva got the Citizens on their way with a fine finish on 26 minutes before Gabriel Jesus latched onto a superb Bernardo Silva pass 12 minutes later, lifting the ball over Heurelho Gomes and even though Raheem Sterling slammed the ball into the back of the net from close range, the Brazilian was awarded the goal.
With Watford trying to get themselves back into the game, second-half substitute Kevin de Bruyne took the FA Cup away from Hornet hands for certain with a superb breakaway goal on the hour mark.
Three quickly became four as Gabriel Jesus raced away to finish off a fine counter-attack, before Raheem Sterling finally got his goal with 10 minutes still to play, before adding his second, and Man City‘s sixth, in the 87th minute.
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The result means that Man City have completed the domestic treble, the first time in English history anyone has achieved such a feat and speaking after the game, Pep Guardiola described it as an ‘incredible year’.
“It was an incredible final for us and we have finished an incredible year. To all the people at the club a big congratulations, especially the players because they are the reason why we have won these titles,” Guardiola told the BBC.
City did have an early scare when Ederson rushed out to save at the feet of Roberto Pereyra, and Guardiola suggested it was a key moment in the game.
“In the final, these kind of things make the difference. Ederson saved us at a key point at the beginning of the game, because 1-0 would have been really difficult for us.”
Ominously, the Catalan manager said his side still must improve going into next season.
“We have to, always you can improve. There is no sense to stay still.”