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By Chineze Ogugua

Manchester City set a new Premier League benchmark in their 5-0 win over Swansea. The new champions completed an outstanding 943 passes during the match, with an accuracy of 92.3 percent.

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It marks the first time since 2003-4 that a team have managed so many completed passes, and contributed to a dominant 83% share of possession which is also a new 14-year high as the visitors barely touched the ball over the 90 minutes.

Also, Kevin De Bruyne netted from outside the area for the fifth time this season in the Premier League, more than any other player in the English top flight.

With 90 from their 34 games to date, the team need six more to overhaul record holders Chelsea, who picked up 95 in their 2004-5 title win.

In Spain,high-flying Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey for a record 30th time after they dispatched Sevilla 5-0 in an emotional night for Iniesta.

The goals were scored by Luis Suarez,Lionel Messi,Iniesta and Coutinho.Iniesta who was making his last Copa del Rey appearance was visibly in tears as he left the field in the second half ahead of his proposed move to China.

In the FA Cup, Chelsea qualified for a second straight final after they beat Southampton 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering final with Manchester United who came from a goal down to beat Tottenham 2-1.

Last season saw the Blues lose 2-1 to Arsenal in the final at Wembley.

The final will be played at Wembley on the 19th of May.

 

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