Everyone’s making the same Tony Pulis to Juventus joke. Another football season draws to a close and champions have been crowned across the continent.
While we await the men’s Champions League final, the women’s edition played out over the weekend with a predictable end.
All around Europe, it seems the top teams retained their titles and for Manchester City, Saturday’s FA Cup final thrashing of Watford put them in an unprecedented situation.
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Pep Guardiola’s side made history as the first men’s team ever to wrap up the English domestic treble of Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup.
Although they would have preferred to add the Champions League and make it a quadruple, the treble is still a remarkable achievement. But wait, no, they did make it four – they can include the Community Shield among their trophy haul. But some fans are not impressed…
I don’t care how many fingers you hold up or how many fancy graphics you make, the Charity/Community Shield does not count in your trophy haul. End of.
Love pretty much everything Guardiola has brought to English football but today he started talking about City winning four trophies this season. Please tell me he’s not counting the Community Shield. I blame Mourinho.
Smells like team spirit
Let’s not forget though, that Manchester City has put in arguably the most impressive domestic season ever. And they owe it all to a ruthlessness which was best summed up by Raheem Sterling smashing the ball over the line just as it was going in the net, in an attempt to steal an FA Cup final goal from team-mate Gabriel Jesus.
Unfortunately for Sterling, he wasn’t quite quick enough off the mark and has to settle for just a cup final double instead of a hat-trick. http://www.bbc.co.uk