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Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

BELIEVE THE HYPE

Manchester City Complete Historic English Treble

Manchester City completed a rare treble after hammering Watford 6-0 in the final to clinch the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Citizens became the first English side to clean sweep by claiming all the titles. Manchester United are the only other English side to have won the treble, though their wins came in the form of the UEFA Champions League crown, EPL title and the FA Cup during the 1998/99 campaign.

City were crowned English Premier League champions for the second successive season a week ago after seeing off Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 in their final match of the season, and also won the Carabao Cup earlier this season after beating Chelsea 4-3 in a penalty shootout.

Pep Guardiola’s charges were made to work hard for their league title, finishing just one point ahead of second-placed Liverpool, on 98 points.

The FA Cup win was also a bitter-sweet moment for inspirational captain Vincent Kompany who announced shortly that he would be leaving the blue Manchester side after 11 years to return to his native Belgium where he will take up a role of player-manager at former club Anderlecht.