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Tired but still hungry, Pep Guardiola knows City need Champions League

Manchester City manager admits to exhaustion after team’s treble – but knows his burden will grow until he wins the European CupThe Champions League: Manchester City’s final frontier. After a clean sweep of domestic trophies in a staggering 2018-19 cam…

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Vincent Kompany’s five best games for Manchester City | Jamie Jackson

From his midfield debut to his goalscoring swansong, there has been no shortage of drama in the Belgian’s City career Related: Vincent Kompany to leave Man City and become Anderlecht player-manager Continue reading…

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Manchester City’s sky blue smashing of Watford proves football is broken

Watching Pep Guardiola’s side dismantle their opponents in the FA Cup final was gruesome and reflective of a trend across Europe that suggests the time has come for a super leagueGoals! Goals! Goals! Trophies everywhere. Manchester City were brilliant …

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Manchester City’s sky blue smashing of Watford proves football is broken

Watching Pep Guardiola’s side dismantle their opponents in the FA Cup final was gruesome and reflective of a trend across Europe that suggests the time has come for a super leagueGoals! Goals! Goals! Trophies everywhere. Manchester City were brilliant …

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Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City this summer after 11 years at club

• Captain leaves on a high after City complete domestic treble• ‘The time has come for me to go. What a season to bow out’Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will leave the club this summer, after signing off with victory in the FA Cup final on Sat…

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Pep Guardiola furious over financial fair play question after Man City’s treble triumph – video

Pep Guardiola was infuriated in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City’s historic domestic treble when asked by a journalist if he was being accused of ‘receiving money’ through separate payments from the club’s Abu Dhabi owners.City had just …

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Pep Guardiola infuriated by financial fair play question after FA Cup win

• Guardiola: “Do you know the question you’re asking me?” • Coach says this is one of his best ever seasonsPep Guardiola was infuriated in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City’s historic domestic treble when asked by a reporter if he was being ac…

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FA Cup victory shows Manchester City are a team to love, admire and fear | Barney Ronay

Emphatic win against Watford showcased Pep Guardiola’s men at their well-grooved best, full of invention and good habitsWelcome to the new order. Domestic games: played 51, won 43. Domestic trophies: three out of three. Five-goal hauls: 11. Defeats sin…

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Manchester City 6-0 Watford: FA Cup final player ratings

Bernardo Silva was brilliant throughout in tandem with David Silva, while Abdoulaye Doucouré floundered opposite themEderson Superb. Yet again. Rushed out brilliantly to block Pereyra’s effort and later made one header from near centre-circle. The Braz…

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

Manchester City have become the first English men’s team to win a domestic treble thanks to a record-equalling 6-0 win against Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley.Watford held their own for the first quarter of the match but from the moment David Si…

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Manchester City v Watford: FA Cup final – live!

FA Cup final updates from Wembley, 5pm BST kick-offVincent Kompany: ‘Setbacks, racism – everything fed my fire’And feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 3.40pm BST A place in Europe up for grabs. If City win today, Wolves will qualify for…

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Kevin De Bruyne: ‘We were just better than Liverpool in the end’ | Jamie Jackson

Manchester City midfielder missed much of the title triumph but an FA Cup final win over Watford would offer consolationKevin De Bruyne offers a blunt response when considering whether he has any sympathy for Liverpool after they accumulated 97 points …

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Troy Deeney ready for FA Cup final battle with ‘beast’ Vincent Kompany

• Watford striker says the pair have respect for each other• Deeney: ‘He comes back from injury bigger, better and stronger’Watford may be considered rank outsiders Saturday’s FA Cup final but Troy Deeney has promised to cause problems for Manchester C…

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Troy Deeney ready for FA Cup final battle with ‘beast’ Vincent Kompany

• Watford striker says the pair have respect for each other• Deeney: ‘He comes back from injury bigger, better and stronger’Watford may be considered rank outsiders Saturday’s FA Cup final but Troy Deeney has promised to cause problems for Manchester C…

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Europe may define Guardiola’s City era but home rule is no mean feat | Barney Ronay

FA Cup success on Saturday would make it five domestic trophies out of the last six for Manchester City under a manager who has made domestic dominance a habitVeni, Vidi, City. With the Premier League title retained and an FA Cup final to follow there …

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‘A demanding perfectionist’: how Gino Pozzo did the unthinkable at Watford

Watford have gone from winding-up order to an FA Cup final under Pozzo but at his other club, Udinese, fans are unhappyAt the Maracanã on Wednesday Fluminense found themselves 1-0 down to Cruzeiro in the Copa do Brasil with a few minutes remaining. As …

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Vincent Kompany says Manchester City’s ‘lions’ ready to savage Watford

• Kompany: ‘I’m so eager to play the FA Cup final, so motivated’ • City captain promises to keep team focusing on the priorityVincent Kompany says Manchester City will resemble a pride of lions against Watford in Saturday’s FA Cup final, with the capta…

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Watford’s Étienne Capoue turns blind eye to Manchester City’s matches

• Watford midfielder prefers to watch NBA games on TV• Capoue faces City in FA Cup final on SaturdayManchester City’s performances this season have been impressive enough to leave opponents daunted even before kick-off but Étienne Capoue, the Watford m…

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Football quiz: FA Cup final underdogs

Watford finished 48 points behind Manchester City in the league but previous finalists have overcome bigger challengesDuring Wimbledon’s famous 1-0 victory over Liverpool in 1988, Dave Beasant became the first goalkeeper to do what in an FA Cup final?M…

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Nigel Callaghan: ‘If I was meant to die I’d have died on that table’

Watford’s opposite winger to John Barnes in the 1984 FA Cup final finished playing at 30, has recovered from cancer twice and is happy working as a DJ in Staffordshire“At the moment, I’m happy doing what I’m doing,” Nigel Callaghan says. “I’d sooner be…