herald

Friday 16 November 2018

Champions City turn on the style to sink Swansea

Man City 5 Swansea 0

David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season. Photo: REUTERS
David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season. Photo: REUTERS

Pep Guardiola was happy to share Manchester City's Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as "a beautiful thing".

City were confirmed as champions on their day off last weekend and played the part with aplomb at the Etihad Stadium, hammering struggling Swansea 5-0 in a dominant display. 

David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season. 

Once the full-time whistle blew, hundreds of supporters raced onto the field to take in the moment - an act that is likely to attract the attention of the Football Association. 

The governing body charged Wigan after fans flooded on to the DW Stadium pitch following their FA Cup win over City earlier this season but while that scene turned ugly, this appeared to be a harmonious occasion. 

Asked about the potential for disciplinary action, he said: "No problem. Football is an emotional game. I understand you have to be careful, but when they feel they want to share that they are happy. It is better they stay where they should stay, but I'm not going to tell them don't do that. 

"If they are happy I like them to be close with the team. They show how happy they are and that is the most beautiful thing we can live as professionals, as a manager and football players. 

"Just arriving on the bus, the way people look at us and celebrate in the stadium and jump. I'm sorry that's good. It's time to celebrate. I'm not going to tell anybody don't enjoy it."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News