Can you feel the love tonight? Elton John greets FA Cup heroes Man City on the airport runway as they return home after their win over Man United – and Phil Foden can’t help but ask the Rocket Man star a quick selfie!
- Manchester City won the FA Cup after beating rivals United at Wembley
- After flying to Manchester, they came across legendary singer Elton John
- City players and staff lined up for photos before serenading him
Manchester City stars lined up for photos and sang their hearts out after meeting Elton John during their FA Cup celebrations.
Pep Guardiola’s side clinched their second trophy of the season after a 2-1 victory over rivals Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored a brace for the Premier League champions to keep their dreams of a historic treble alive.
However, perhaps the best performance of the night came during the celebrations that followed, as the cast and staff serenaded the legendary singer.
After flying to Manchester after the game in London, the City side were seen in high spirits bumping into John on the airport runway.
Manchester City players and staff continued their FA Cup celebrations with Elton John
Phil Foden (right) shared a photo with the singer after bumping into him at the airport
The likes of Kalvin Phillips (left) and Kevin De Bruyne (right) were smitten by the singer
A video showed the City stars queuing to meet John, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Kyle Walker all sharing warm greetings.
Then, in another video posted by Man City’s Twitter accountCity staff can be seen taking photos with the singer while singing his famous ‘Your Song’.
At the end of the song, John took a moment to speak and said, ‘One more next week!’. City staff started clapping right after.
So they all gathered to A picturewhere players and staff could beam with smiles alongside the singer.
John looked delighted to be part of the celebrations, as did City boss Pep Guardiola, who could be seen in the background before joining in the applause.
The 76-year-old had been playing the last show of his three-day stint at the AO Arena in Manchester earlier in the night when the incident happened.
The surprise encounter will be the perfect way to end the day for City, who have remained hopeful of securing a historic treble with victory over Man United.
Gundogan’s brace ensured Guardiola’s side will be full of motivation ahead of their Champions League final clash with Inter Milan next weekend.
England full-back Kyle Walker kisses the singer on the podium in Manchester
The singer snapped photos with backroom staff before saying ‘One more week next’ ahead of their Champions League final clash with Inter Milan
The match at Wembley was settled after a thrilling encounter between the two Manchester giants.
German midfielder Gundogan opened the scoring in 12 seconds – the fastest in FA Cup final history – to give City an early lead.
But, after an assist on Jack Grealish, United were level thanks to a converted penalty from Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes.
However, despite United’s best efforts, it was City who emerged victorious thanks to Gundogan’s second goal of the game – a clumsy volley that tipped into the net.