The greatest sadness after this game is that the season is over. Why can we not watch this team all summer long too?
Manchester City completed the domestic trophy treble today in a fashion reminiscent of their season – they thrashed Watford 6:0 and the manner of the win was so convincing , it left the opposition chasing shadows.
Before the game even started the throngs of City fans strewn over Wembley way were confident. No one was talking about the possibility of a defeat, only what a victory would mean.
To put it into context, a domestic treble has never been accomplished before. Not the great Ferguson teams, not Liverpool in the 1970s. Not Brian Clough. Not Jose Mourinho. But yes, Guardiola has done it.
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City started with menace and rampage like a team who really wanted to win. They played with purpose and vision and were unerring in their belief. The physical mismatch was immense.
Watford stood a good foot wide and taller and decided they wanted the ball in the air from kick off. The shock here was how well City dealt with those moments as our diminutive midfielders regularly won first and second balls.
The first goal seemed to take an age. Silva passing the ball into the net from a tight angle past the flapping Gomes. The surprise here was it took so long.
It’s not to say that Watford were poor. They were not , but they were outclassed in action and thought all over the pitch. They had a chance, their one proper chance but Ederson came out of his goal like a tasmanian devil and the moment was gone.
The goal tally here was impressive and City were unlucky to finish with just 6. They tore apart the defence and ran riot. Two goals from Sterling, two from Jesus and a well taken De Bruyne effort capped proceedings.
It had seemed cruel when De Bruyne came on for Mahrez, such was the strength on the City bench.
The fans realised pretty early the game was safe and so enjoyed the occasion. We even had the Posnan at Wembley!
When the history books are written, it will be interesting if this is described as an historic treble or quadruple. Today it felt as though there was nothing left worth winning. What a team!