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FA Cup final day in 30 seconds as Manchester City trounced Watford 6-0

Soak up the atmosphere of the FA Cup final at Wembley in a very short time

The FA Cup trophy is seen on display as players line up prior to the match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley. Getty Images
The FA Cup trophy is seen on display as players line up prior to the match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley. Getty Images

It was a day that Manchester City fans will remember for a long time - and probably one that Watford fans won't easily forget either.

FA Cup final day has long been a highlight of the English football calendar, with its party atmosphere and big-day-out mentality for supporters of the clubs involved.

It's an emotional occasion, from the journey to the ground to the playing of the national anthem before the action gets under way.

This time-lapse video captures - in a very short time - the colour in the stands and flow of the tens of thousands of football fans who witnessed City claiming a historic domestic treble in the 138th FA Cup final.

City equalled the biggest FA Cup final win, matching Bury’s 6-0 victory over Crystal Palace in 1903. Raheem Sterling scored twice, as did Gabriel Jesus, while David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne were also on the score sheet in front of more than 85,000 at Wembley to add another trophy to their collection just days after winning the Premier League title.

As one Watford fan said afterwards: "It's always fun to see your side in a six-goal thriller". In the absence of success for the losing side, at least there can still be some humour.

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Updated: May 20, 2019 11:55 AM

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