Elton John joins Manchester City’s FA Cup celebrations at the airport after win over United
Can you feel the love tonight? Elton John greets Man City’s FA Cup heroes on the airport runway as they return home from Wembley’s victory over Man United – and Phil Foden can’t resist asking Rocket Man star for a quick selfie!
- Manchester City have won the FA Cup after beating rivals United at Wembley
- After flying back to Manchester, they ran into legendary singer Elton John
- Man City players and staff lined up for photos before serenading him
The Manchester City stars lined up for photos and sang at the top of their lungs after bumping into Elton John at their FA Cup celebration.
Pep Guardiola’s side clinched their second trophy of the season on Saturday afternoon after beating rivals Manchester United at Wembley 2-1.
Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored a brace for the Premier League champions to keep their dreams of a historic Treble alive.
Perhaps the best performance of the night, however, came during the festivities that followed, when the squad and staff serenaded the legendary singer.
After flying back to Manchester from the London match, the City side were seen bumping into John on the airport runway in high spirits.
Manchester City players and staff continue their FA Cup celebrations with Elton John
Phil Foden (right) shared a photo with the iconic singer after bumping into him at the airport
People like Kalvin Phillips (left) and Kevin De Bruyne (right) were impressed by the singer
A video showed City stars lining up to meet John, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Kyle Walker all sharing warm regards.
Then, in another video posted by the Man City Twitter accountCity staff can take pictures with the singer as he performs his famous ‘Your Song’.
At the end of the singing, John took a moment to talk and said, ‘One more next week!’ Immediately afterward, city officials applauded.
Then they all gathered for it a picturewhere the players and staff could beam with a smile together with the singer.
John seemed happy to be part of the festivities, as did City boss Pep Guardiola, who could be seen in the background before breaking into the applause.
The 76-year-old had performed the final show of his three-day stint at Manchester’s AO Arena earlier in the evening when the incident occurred.
The surprise encounter will be the perfect way to end the day for City, who kept their hopes of a historic Treble alive with a victory over Man United.
Gundogan’s support will ensure that Guardiola’s side will be full of motivation heading into their Champions League final against Inter Milan next weekend.
England fullback Kyle Walker hugs the singer on the catwalk in Manchester
The singer took pictures with backroom staff before saying ‘one more next week’ ahead of their Champions League final clash with Inter Milan
The game at Wembley was decided after a tense meeting between the two Manchester giants.
German midfielder Gundogan opened the scoring within 12 seconds – the fastest in FA Cup final history – to give City an early lead.
But after a handball to Jack Grealish, United leveled on a converted penalty from Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes.
However, despite United’s best efforts, it was City who emerged victorious thanks to Gündogan’s second goal of the game – a fumbled volley that went into the net.