And then there were three. Or maybe even four, when it came to Pep Guardiola and we went back to the days of the census of the common shield, as they do in Spain with the Supercopa . Let's call it Three, the first national triplet of a men's team in history, and an impressive demonstration of how Manchester City has changed the landscape of English football.
To put it in context when Vincent Kompany raised his latest piece of silver It was the fifth time in the last 1
5 months that they took possession of an important trophy. Sure, they could yearn for the European Cup, with all sorts of complications regarding their relationship to the competition. Domestically, however, their superiority is now complete thanks to a hat-trick by Raheem Sterling and one each for David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, though the FA attributed the first to the last trio of Sterling. If all three ultimately go to the Englishman, this is the first hat-trick in a FA Cup final since Stan Mortensen in 1953.