Manchester City players pay for fans’ travel to FA Cup final

Manchester City players pay for fans' travel to FA Cup final

Manchester City's players have been praised for a "fantastic gesture" after paying for more than 50 coaches for fans to travel to the FA Cup final.

Each coach contained the name of the player who paid for it, as well as a signed picture of them left on each seat.

The gesture meant lucky supporters who got a spot had to pay just 1p to get to the game with Watford at Wembley.

Fan Bob Brindle travelled to the match with his daughter Lucy on the bus paid for by goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

As well as getting her signed Bravo picture, she also managed to swap with other supporters at service stations on the way, meaning she also got signed snaps of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Danilo.

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Watford's Troy Deeney walks out with mascots, Elton John and David Furnish's children Zachary and Elijah, before the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
A Manchester City banner on display prior to the beginning of the FA Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium
Watford players huddle during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
The Duke of Cambridge at the start of the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Pyrotechnics are set off on the pitch prior to the beginning of the FA Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium
A young Watford fan shows support for her team before the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure (centre) has a shot on goal which strikes Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) on the arm but no handball is given during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Tony Book during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's David Silva scores his side's first goal of the game during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's David Silva (left) scores his side's first goal of the game during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's David Silva (right) scores his side's first goal of the game
Watford's Troy Deeney (left) and Manchester City's Kyle Walker (right) battle for the ball during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (left) and Watford's Adrian Mariappa (right) battle for the ball during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with Gabriel Jesus (right)
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (centre) scores his side's second goal of the game during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
A Watford fan in the stands during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (left) and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan takes a corner
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) looks on as Watford's Gerard Deulofeu (right) has a chance on goal during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's third goal of the game during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes appears dejected during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (second left) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game
Watford's Troy Deeney (centre) appears dejected during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (centre) celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (second right) celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game with his team mates
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling scores his side's sixth goal of the game and his Hat-Trick during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling scores his side's sixth goal of the game and his Hat-Trick during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (second right) celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game with his team mates
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (right) celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game with his team mates
A general view of the scoreboard during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) celebrates with the FA Cup Trophy after the final whistle the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (second left) celebrates with the FA Cup Trophy after the final whistle
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) celebrates with the FA Cup Trophy after the final whistle
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (left) and Alexander Zinchenko celebrate with the trophy at the end of the match
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Danilo celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates with the trophy at the end of the match
A young Watford fan appears dejected after the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (centre) celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final with coaching staff (left to right) Richard Wright, Xabi Mancisidor, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Rodolfo Borrell, Mikel Arteta, Carles Planchart and Brian Kidd during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford's Troy Deeney (left) and owner Gino Pozzo (centre) after the final whistle during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford's goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (left) and manager Javi Gracia (right) hug after the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford's Troy Deeney (left) receives a runner-up medal from the Duke of Cambridge during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford's Troy Deeney appears dejected after the final whistle during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Watford manager Javi Gracia appears dejected after the final whistle during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) has a word with Raheem Sterling (left) after winning the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
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Fellow fan Peter Robinson was on the Leroy Sane coach, and said: "This has been a fantastic gesture by Leroy Sane and the rest of the Manchester City squad. I can't thank them enough for this and for the season we've had."

City announced the move in April after beating Brighton to reach the final, and the chance of a history-making treble.

At the time captain Vincent Kompany said: "We still have so much to fight for this season, and this is our way of saying thank you to them for being with us every step of the way."

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