IMAGE: Manchester City celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups in spectacular style. The victory matched the competition's record final win -- set when Bury beat Derby County 116 years ago -- and was a fair reflection of yet another command performance by one of the best teams in the history of the English game. Coming after they retained the Premier League title last week and won the League Cup in a penalty shootout over Chelsea, City's sixth FA Cup triumph made them the eighth team to win the prized League and FA Cup double and first since Chelsea in 2010."It was an incredible final for us and we have finished an incredible year," City manager Pep Guardiola told the BBC. "To all the people at the club a big congratulations, especially the … [Read more...] about Manchester City crush Watford to complete treble in style
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Sanchez's ankle in 'terrible state', says WengerIMAGE: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez grimaces in pain as he goes down with an injury at the The Hawthorns during the English Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Livepic Alexis Sanchez may have suffered ligament damage in Arsenal's defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, which could keep him out of Chile's World Cup qualifiers this week, Arsene Wenger said on Saturday. The Arsenal manager reported that Sanchez's ankle was in "an absolutely terrible state" after he was taken off near the end of the 3-1 defeat but he is still unsure of the extent of the injury to his key attacker. EPL: Chelsea 13 points clear; Arsenal stunned "He was injured from the tackle (from James McClean) in the first half. It was a bad tackle," Wenger said. "His ankle is in an absolutely terrible state. He should not have played in the second half but he insisted that he wanted to come … [Read more...] about Injured Sanchez could miss World Cup qualifiers
IMAGE: Jose Mourinho reacts. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images Chelsea's sacked manager Jose Mourinho, who is the favourite to replace current Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, has reportedly agreed a deal to take over at Old Trafford.Quotable quotes from the mouth of 'Special One' Mourinho According to The Mirror, the Portuguese was ‘close’ to signing a deal to replace the Dutchman in the summer. Van Gaal's job has been under scrutiny in recent times due to United's repeated poor performances in the English Premier League and because of the club's early exit from Champions League. United are currently fifth in the league table and are 10 points behind surprise pace setters Leicester City. They will next lock horns with 13th-placed Chelsea on February 7. … [Read more...] about Will Mourinho replace Van Gaal as Man United manager?