Vincent Kompany has labelled Manchester City as the best team in the world after their sensational 6-0 win in the FA Cup final rounded off an unprecedented domestic treble.
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 sees Pep Guardiola’s side become the first side in English football history to win the League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season, and while they narrowly fell short in the Champions League, Vincent Kompany reckons that they are the best side on the planet.
“As soon as we scored the two goals it opened up the game for us and we were able to make more chances. It wasn’t as easy as the score makes it look. But what a season, what a tremendous club,” Kompany told the BBC.
“It started with the manager, he sets the standard at the start of the season and said we had to go back to back.
“It’s the best team in the world for me. To set such a high standard for so long – not just for one year but two years running now. What a club, what a privilege.”