Vincent Kompany

FA Cup Final: Three Talking Points as Man City Thrash Watford 6-0 to Complete Domestic Treble

Premier League champions Manchester City beat Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup Final to ensure that they completed the "domestic treble" this season. Having secured the league on the final matchday, the Carabao Cup on penalties against Chelsea,  Guardiola's side started slow, but ended with a ridiculous scoreline, especially considering that it was a final. 


Here are 3 points of note from the game. 

3. Pep Guardiola sheds himself from criticism

Pep Guardiola's City side had come into a bit of scrutiny, as they were blamed for sacrificing their natural game to scrape through the league matches and eventually win the league. 


But they were in full effect yesterday, as they plowed through a hapless Watford side with no restraint, scoring an incredible six goals in the final to make sure that the underdogs had no chance of winning it. 

2. Javi Gracia commits the same errors as Marco Silva

In the 2017/18 season, when Marco Silva was in charge of Watford, he lost 6-0 to Manchester City at home. He had set the Hornets up in a narrow 4-4-2 formation, pulling wingers inside and keeping a deep backline, to hopefully ensure that the defense was tight. 


Aguero and co had different ideas, as they ripped Watford apart, pulling them out into spaces, passing between the lines and creating havoc in a non-existent midfield. This was the same case here, as after 8-10 minutes of sustained pressure from the Hornets, the champions simply picked them off, being technically superior man-to-man. 

1. The only downside of the day

The only downside of the day for many City fans is that this is the last time they will see Vincent Kompany in a sky blue shirt. The captain has been hugely influential in the final weeks of the season, but apparently not enough to warrant a new contract. 


Even in this game, he pulled out all his tricks, dominating Deeney in the air, blocking a shot that was going in, etc. An absolutely brilliant career comes to a fitting end.