Man City sets three records with historic domestic treble

After Arsenal Ladies became the first English club to clinch the domestic treble to add up to a Champions League win in 2007, Manchester City has finally ended the drought by becoming the first men's club to achieve the former. The Citizens achieved the feat by securing an emphatic 6-0 win over Watford in the final of the 2019 FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

Following a tough start for the Premier League holders, David Silva instigated the annihilation by scoring the game's opener in the 26th minutes. 12 minutes later, Gabriel Jesus doubled City's lead going into half time.

PFA Young Player of the Year Raheem Sterling was also on the scoresheet with a late double but that was not until Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus had put the game out of the reach of the Hornets in the 61st and 68th minutes respectively.

With the domestic feat eluding both Liverpool and Manchester United - England's two most successful clubs - Manchester City ended its stellar season with the historic milestone. The 6-0 FA Cup final victory also tied the Citizens with Bury as the two teams with the biggest wins in the competitions history. The latter registered the same outcome against Derby in the final of the 1903 edition.

Furthermore, Pep Guardiola's side became the fourth team in English football to win the FA Cup and the League Cup in the same season. On the other hand, the Spanish manager has now successfully won every major trophy available to him as a manager with his trophy count now standing at 27.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will meet LIverpool in the Community Shield ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign having clinched both the Premier League title and the FA Cup.

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