Manchester City win FA Cup with 6-0 demolition of Watford

Rampant Manchester City wrapped up an unprecedented domestic treble by slaughtering Watford at Wembley

Manchester City celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup finals

A merciless Manchester City demolished Watford 6-0 at Wembley to win the FA Cup and become the first men’s team to complete the English domestic treble.

After Watford went close through Roberto Pereyra and saw strong appeals for a penalty waved away, City took the lead through David Silva’s smart finish from 12 yards on their way to equalling the biggest FA Cup final winning margin.

They doubled their advantage through Gabriel Jesus’ touch at the far post which was just adjudged to have gone over the line before Raheem Sterling poked into the net, while substitute Kevin De Bruyne got City’s third with a close-range finish having rounded Heurelho Gomes.

Jesus, who started ahead of top scorer Sergio Aguero, got his goal finishing coolly under Gomes after De Bruyne had slipped him through on goal, and Sterling got his second late on at the far post from Bernardo Silva’s fine centre.

Sterling rounded off a stellar season with his second and City’s sixth as City claimed their sixth FA Cup victory to go alongside their Premier League and Carabao Cup success this season. Watford, meanwhile, are still searching for a first major trophy in their history.