Manchester City became the first English men’s team to complete a domestic treble when they won the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium this afternoon.
After winning the Premier League and Carabao Cup – they have now lifted five of the past major six domestic trophies available.
Tottenham Hotspur stopped City from scooping an unprecedented quadruple when they knocked the Emirati bank-rolled club out of the Champions League at the quarter final stage.
Many had Pep Guardiola’s side down as favourites to win Europe’s most prestigious club competition only for the Tottenham side who showed a never say die attitude to silence the Etihad.
Guardiola sounds like he still is bitter about yet another Champions League title evading him when he claimed after the 6-0 demolition of Watford earlier that achieving the domestic treble is more difficult than winning the Champions League.
City had a relatively easy path to the final of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, while in comparison Spurs have played Inter Milan, PSV Eindoven, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax on their way to the Champions League final
Manchester City’s opponents in cup competitions this season
Oxford United, Fulham, Leicester City, Burton Albion, Chelsea
Rotherham United, Burnley, Newport County, Swansea City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford
Guardiola on #mcfc achieving a domestic Treble: "I love the Champions League but to do that is more difficult than winning the Champions League."
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 18, 2019
Spurs and Liverpool fans will certainly take some enjoyment in the fact that Guardiola is obviously still thinking about the Champions League when he’s lifting the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have proven that money does not always buy you everything.
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