See Startling Records Man. City Players broke with FA Cup Glory

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Manchester city have just rewritten history as far as the English FA Cup is concerned as they have officially become the first side to demolish its opponent by six goals to nil in the history of the FA cup.

According to Opta Joe, Manchester City are the first English top-flight side in history to win 50 matches in a single season in all competitions, six more than they managed in 2017-18 season.

Manchester City have also become the first men’s team to win the domestic treble in England, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup all in 2018-19 season.

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City forward, Raheem Sterling is the fourth player to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final, after William Townley for Blackburn in 1890, Jimmy Logan for Notts County in 1894 and Stan Mortensen for Blackpool in 1953. The England forward has now scored a hat-trick in three different competitions in 2018-19, doing so in the Premier League and FA Cup (v Watford), while also doing so for England (v Czech Republic) in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

Meanwhile, City striker, Gabriel Jesus is the third Manchester City player to score over 20 goals in all competitions this season (also Aguero and Sterling) – the most they have had to reach the total in the same season since 2013-14 (Aguero, Dzeko, Negredo, Toure).  Gabriel Jesus (seven) has had a direct hand in the joint-most goals in the FA Cup in 2018-19, scoring three times, while laying on a further four assists (along with Wolves’ Matt Doherty).

Similarly, City’s Midfielder, David Silva ended a run of 27 games for Manchester City without scoring in all competitions, attempting 34 shots and playing 2066 minutes since he last found the net against Southampton on December 30th while Watford’s 35-year wait for a second FA Cup final appearance is the longest since 1967, when Chelsea appeared in their second final 52 years after first featuring in 1915.

 

Samson Oyedeyi

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