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Thousands line streets as Manchester City parade their clean sweep of trophies

Pep Guardiola’s side won back to back league titles and Nick Cushing’s team secured a domestic cup double. Credit: PA

A victory parade has taken place on the streets of Manchester to celebrate historic wins for both City's men's and women's teams.

Pep Guardiola’s squad are marking an unprecedented men's domestic treble after they beat Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Nick Cushing’s women players secured a domestic cup double earlier in the women's season.

An open top bus tour took place through Manchester this afternoon, so fans could join the club to mark this milestone.

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the FA Cup at Wembley. Credit: PA

Former City striker Paul Dickov joined Manchester City in 1996 and played for the club when it was relegated to the third tier - but said even when the club went through its lowest ebb the fans always backed them.

He said: "To see where the club is now is amazing, because you know we weren't very good back then as the song goes to put it politely, but to see the trophies we are winning.

"I'm delighted for the fans, because back then 20 years ago, we had dropped to the lowest steps in the club's history and they backed us through thick and thin.

"It seemed at one point, the worse we got as a team the better the fans got, so to see them all celebrating, another bit of history is amazing."

Thousands of fans lined the streets as Manchester City celebrated their stunning domestic treble with an open-top bus parade.

City supporters turned out in huge numbers as the team travelled through Manchester's city centre from the town hall towards the cathedral along Deansgate.

Thousands of fans line the streets of Manchester to celebrate the team's treble. Credit: PA
Man City players on stage with their trophy haul. Credit: PA

Kevin Parker, Manchester City FC Official Supporters Club general secretary, said each trophy "gives you a fantastic buzz" and was looking forward to what the future held for Pep Guardiola’s team.

"Every season seems to be a little bit different in some way, different venue or I don't mean this in an arrogant way, different trophies, but in your heart it still feels something special," he added.

"And when I see the look on my fellow supporters' faces and their anticipation of what's going to happen here in a very short period of time, it's fantastic, it really is."

Players were presented on stage at the end of the parade route, at Manchester Cathedral.

Among them was outgoing captain Vincent Kompany - who has confirmed he will leave the domestic treble champions after 11 years with the club.

Vincent Kompany has been appointed player-manager of Belgian side Anderlecht. Credit: PA
Manchester City Women celebrate winning the Women's FA Cup Final. Credit: PA

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