Rampant City continue their winning form and crush Watford FC’s FA Cup dream as they put six past Gracia’s men in the FA Cup final today (May 18).
As the British national anthem echoed around Wembley stadium and the sea of yellow and blue flags waving, Watford’s 35 year wait of being in a FA Cup final became reality.
It was a quick start to the game for both sides as big chances fell at both ends of the pitch.
The first chance of the game was snuffed out by a solid piece of defending from Craig Cathcart as he made a vital interception of Bernardo Silva’s pass.
From great defending to great goalkeeping as a quick counter attack saw Deulofeu attack the City right and play the ball to Pereya whose strike was smartly saved by Ederson. Chance missed.
Penalty shout for Watford as good play down the Hornets left sees Doucoure’s strike blocked by Kompany which the referee waves away.
A goal from nothing for City as Doucoure gets caught napping in the middle of the park, sloppy defending from Watford’s defence sees David Silva and Raheem Sterling play a one-two of headers which ends with Silva’s volley hitting the back of the net.
City start to control the game after the goal as they create chance after chance.
A matter of when for City. The second goal came from a sublime pass from Bernardo Silva which found a lurking Jesus who dinked the ball over Gomes which was smashed in by Sterling.
The second half began much like the first as Watford frustrated City.
The depth in class became clear as Guardiola made his first substitution of the game and brought on Kevin De Bruyne.
With Watford struggling to make an impact on the game, De Bruyne started to show why he his talked about as one of the best midfielders in the world.
On the 61st minute, De Bruyne finished the game for Watford as Jesus broke away from Pereyra, slotted it to De Bruyne who calmly went past Gomes and put it into the back of the net.
City step it up a level and score their fourth seven minutes after the third as De Bruyne again links up with Jesus who coolly slots it away.
As the yellow and red flags wave by the proud Hornet supporters, Sterling scores the firth. Great play from Bernardo Silva finds Sterling who is at the back post and fires past Gomes.
A tired Watford defence gets picked off again by Sterling who equals the biggest-ever FA Cup final win. 6-0.
A tough one to take for the team.
City break another record as they complete the domestic treble. The Premier League champions showed their class against a Watford side who have had a great season.
Picture courtesy of Watford FC