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Manchester City have beaten Watford to win the FA Cup, becoming the first men’s team to win a domestic treble.

Man City had already won the Premier League title and the League Cup, and taking the FA Cup as well makes them the first men’s team to win all three major trophies in one season.

Arsenal’s women’s side has won it four times.

Kevin De Bruyne scores the third goal at Wembley
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Kevin De Bruyne scores the third goal at Wembley

City were 2-0 up at half time thanks to goals from David Silva (26) and a second attributed to Raheem Sterling (38) but with some question over whether he was the goalscorer.

A second half goal from Kevin De Bruyne meant City sat 3-0 up (61) and seemed all but confirmed to make history.

Gabriel Jesus made it 4-0, justifying his place in the starting 11 above City legend Sergio Aguero, before Raheem Sterling got his second and third goals to put them out of site at 6-0.

Will Hughes of Watford looked dejected during the match
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Will Hughes of Watford looked dejected during the match

After the fourth goal, Sky Sports’ Adam Bate at Wembley said: “Slightly strange atmosphere at Wembley now. The Manchester City fans are in party mood and the Watford supporters seem determined to enjoy themselves even as this unfolds in front of them. Can they keep it down to four…”

The blues showed no mercy, with Sterling adding both a fifth and sixth goal (81, 87).

Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their fifth goal
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Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their fifth goal

It equals the most goals ever scored by a team in an FA Cup final, matching Bury who beat Derby 6-0 in 1903, and Blackburn who won 6-1 against The Wednesday, in 1890.

City are just the fourth men’s team to win both major domestic cup competitions in the same season, after Arsenal in 1992-93, Liverpool in 2000-01 and Chelsea in 2006-07.

Manchester City were praised for paying for more than 50 coaches for fans to travel down to London for the final.

Each coach contained the name of the player who had paid for it and a signed picture was left on each seat.

Supporters had to pay just 1p to get to the final.

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