Sterling hat-trick as Man City thrash Watford to win FA Cup, complete record domestic treble

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City became the first men’s team to win a domestic treble in England after they thrashed Watford to win the FA Cup on Saturday.

City, who recently won the Premier League, had already won the Carabao Cup – and now made it three titles this season.

Nigeria’s Isaac Success played a sub role and was in action for Watford, who were seeking their first ever FA Cup title, but their efforts did not count for much.

Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed the Hornets 6-0, with goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling (hat-trick), Kelvin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus to win at Wembley.

“I don’t have a scooby-doo. The boys did brilliant. My goals added to the win. It was brilliant from everyone,” hat-trick hero, Sterling, said after the game.

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The win is the joint biggest win in an FA Cup final with Bury’s 6-0 victory over Derby in 1903.

Speaking at a post-match interview, City captain Vincent Kompany said: “As soon as we scored the two goals it opened up the game for us and we were able to make more chances.

“It wasn’t as easy as the score makes it look. But what a season, what a tremendous club.

“It started with the manager, he sets the standard at the start of the season and said we had to go back to back.

“It’s the best team in the world for me. To set such a high standard for so long – not just for one year but two years running now. What a club, what a privilege.”

Guardiola has now won 17 major honours in 10 years.

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