• 2nd Half
  • Manchester City
  • Watford
  • Sterling
    87'
  • Sterling
    81'
  • Kiko
    80'
  • SilvaStones
    79'
  • GündoganSané
    73'
  • HughesCleverley
    73'
  • Jesus
    68'
  • PereyraSuccess
    66'
  • DeulofeuGray
    66'
  • De Bruyne
    61'
  • Silva
    60'
  • MahrezDe Bruyne
    55'
  • 1st Half
  • Manchester City
  • Watford
  • Jesus
    38'
  • Silva
    26'
  • Doucouré
    22'
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Manchester City - Watford
The Emirates FA Cup - 18 May 2019

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90+2' 

FT: Man City 6-0 Watford. Sterling (3), David Silva, De Bruyne and Jesus clinch the FA Cup and the domestic treble for City. Wow.

Manchester City siegt gegen Watford
90+1' 

Two minutes added. The misery is almost over for Watford.

Sterling feeds Stones... but Gomes saves to deny City the record for the biggest margin of victory in an FA Cup final.

90' 

City still probing. They want the out-right record.

88' 

City are now only the third team ever to score six in an FA Cup final!

  • Raheem Sterling
    GoalRaheem SterlingManchester CityGOAL! It's six! Sterling will claim a hat-trick as he tucks home from close range after Gomes had tipped his initial effort on to the post.
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GOAL! It's six! Sterling will claim a hat-trick as he tucks home from close range after Gomes had tipped his initial effort on to the post.

87' 

DID YOU KNOW? Guardiola will become the third Spanish manager to win the FA Cup, emulating Rafael Benitez (2006, Liverpool) and Roberto Martinez (2013, Wigan).

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Almost six! Bernardo Silva lines up the strike from 18 yards, but sees his goal-bound effort hit a defender and loop over the top.

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Watford need full time. They are going to make history for the wrong reasons if they don't find some resistance in the dying embers here.

  • Raheem Sterling
    GoalRaheem SterlingManchester CityGOAL! It's five-star City! Sterling grabs his second of the evening with a close-range finish after Bernardo Silva had surged to the left byline and put it on a plate.
    TodayGoals1Assists1On target1Blocked Shots1
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GOAL! It's five-star City! Sterling grabs his second of the evening with a close-range finish after Bernardo Silva had surged to the left byline and put it on a plate.

  • Kiko
    Yellow cardKikoWatfordFemenia booked.
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80' 

Femenia booked.

  • John Stones
    OffDavid SilvaManchester CityCITY CHANGE: David Silva off, Stones on.
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  • John Stones
    OnJohn StonesManchester City
79' 

CITY CHANGE: David Silva off, Stones on.

77' 

City popping it about now, waiting for the chance to go for the jugular once more.

76' 

VIDEO: Jesus makes it four!

  • Tom Cleverley
    OffWill HughesWatfordWATFORD CHANGE: Cleverley on for Hughes.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1Fouls against2
  • Tom Cleverley
    OnTom CleverleyWatford
74' 

WATFORD CHANGE: Cleverley on for Hughes.

  • Leroy Sané
    OffIlkay GündoganManchester CityCITY CHANGE: Gundogan off, Sane on.
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  • Leroy Sané
    OnLeroy SanéManchester City
73' 

CITY CHANGE: Gundogan off, Sane on.

72' 

Kompany seen saying 'harsh' to Deeney following that fourth goal. He's not wrong, but it could get much worse for the Hornets if they keep allowing City to break at speed.

70' 

It should be five. Watford are all over the show as De Bruyne curves over from 15 yards.

  • Gabriel Jesus
    GoalGabriel JesusManchester CityGOAL! City ruthlessly counter once again. De Bruyne sends Jesus clear and he makes no mistake with cool finish.
    TodayGoals2Assists1On target3Blocked Shots1
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GOAL! City ruthlessly counter once again. De Bruyne sends Jesus clear and he makes no mistake with cool finish.

67' 

VIDEO: KDB makes it three!

  • Isaac Success
    OffRoberto PereyraWatfordWATFORD CHANGE: Pereyra off, Success on.
    TodayOn target1Fouls against1Wide1Free Kicks1
  • Isaac Success
    OnIsaac SuccessWatford
67' 

WATFORD CHANGE: Pereyra off, Success on.

  • Andre Gray
    OffGerard DeulofeuWatfordWATFORD CHANGE: Deulofeu off, Gray on.
    TodayFouls against1Wide1
  • Andre Gray
    OnAndre GrayWatford
66' 

WATFORD CHANGE: Deulofeu off, Gray on.

64' 

Watford have to be careful now. They don't want this to turn into an embarrassing rout.

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Indeed.

62' 

It's looking like City are going to complete the domestic treble and lift the FA Cup for the sixth time in their history.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    GoalKevin De BruyneManchester CityGOAL! De Bruyne finishes the contest! City break at speed and the Belgian all-but walks it into the net after Jesus had rolled it into his path.
    TodayGoals1On target1
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GOAL! De Bruyne finishes the contest! City break at speed and the Belgian all-but walks it into the net after Jesus had rolled it into his path.

  • David Silva
    Yellow cardDavid SilvaManchester CityDavid Silva booked for knocking over Hughes after he had slipped.
    TodayGoals1On target1Yellow Cards1Fouls2
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David Silva booked for knocking over Hughes after he had slipped.

60' 

Watford are giving it everything, but it's going to take a minor miracle at this point. They look set to join Leicester City, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace and Scottish team Queen's Park as the only sides to reach the final on multiple occasions without ever winning it.

58' 

At the other end, Deulofeu latches on to a long header forward, but can only drag his effort from the left of the area wide of the far post.

57' 

Laporte meets a right-wing corner, but sees his header flash wide of the far post.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    OffRiyad MahrezManchester CityCITY CHANGE: Mahrez off, De Bruyne on.
    TodayOn target1Fouls against1Wide1Free Kicks1
  • Kevin De Bruyne
    OnKevin De BruyneManchester City
55' 

CITY CHANGE: Mahrez off, De Bruyne on.

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This is a good spell for Watford. Holebas arcs a left-wing free kick into the middle, but Kompany is there to clear with towering header.

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Deulofeu surges through the midfield and looks to play a one-two with Pereyra, but the latter's pass into the Spaniard lacks accuracy.

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Jesus has the ball in the net courtesy of a lovely header - but he's offside. Watford just about still alive here!

48' 

Jesus dribbles in from the left and sees his low shot blocked by Gomes after a brilliant run from Sterling cut through Watford.

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  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! City restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45+3' 

HT: Man City 2-0 Watford.

David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England
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VIDEO: City make it two.

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Ederson can't hold Holebas' deep delivery, but City survive.

45' 

Some respite for the Hornets. A rare foray forward since City took the lead sees Femenía's long-range drive deflect for a corner.

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Watford desperate for that half time whistle.

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This is looking rather bleak for Watford now. City have got a real swagger going on!

  • Gabriel Jesus
    GoalGabriel JesusManchester CityGOAL! Jesus doubles the champions' advantage as he meets Bernardo Silva's sumptuous cross to steer home at the far post. Sterling made sure on the line. Could be interesting to see who is officially given that!
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Offsides1
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GOAL! Jesus doubles the champions' advantage as he meets Bernardo Silva's sumptuous cross to steer home at the far post. Sterling made sure on the line. Could be interesting to see who is officially given that!

38' 

That goal has knocked Watford's confidence. They've been hanging on a bit ever since. They need to make it to the interval without shipping another one.

City are pushing and notch up an eighth corner (Watford have had none).

37' 

More detail on that Silva barren run coming to an end.

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Adrian Mariappa produces a stunning last-ditch tackle to deny Jesus after Gundogan had prodded the ball into the middle of the penalty area.

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VIDEO: Silva snares the opener.

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Apparently, it's 27 games since Silva's last goal! Not a bad day to end that run.

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Watford will be disappointed with that goal. Doucouré lost it in his own half and then Silva and Sterling both won headers prior to the finish.

  • David Silva
    GoalDavid SilvaManchester CityGOAL! David Silva hooks a low drive into the far corner after Sterling had nodded the ball back into space on the left side of the area.
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GOAL! David Silva hooks a low drive into the far corner after Sterling had nodded the ball back into space on the left side of the area.

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Jesus turns superbly on the edge of the box, but sees his lashed effort deflected behind.

City work a short corner... which comes to nothing.

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*Chortle.

  • Abdoulaye Doucouré
    Yellow cardAbdoulaye DoucouréWatfordDoucouré booked for his protests.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1
23' 

Doucouré booked for his protests.

22' 

Pereyra threatens in the City area. He slips at the key moment, but manages to tee up Doucouré who sees his thumping shot blocked by Kompany. Watford scream for hand ball but the referee (and VAR) aren't interested.

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Watford have made an excellent start here. They've soaked up City's pressure and looked very dangerous on the break. Indeed, they should be ahead. Pereyra will still be ruing that miss.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City passes the ball under pressure from Will Hughes of Watford during the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England.
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VIDEO: Watford go close!

13' 

Bernardo Silva looks to engineer a positive response to the near-miss for City, but his shot is too close to Gomes.

12' 

The Hornets may well rue that opportunity. You don't get too many of those gilt-edged opportunities versus City.

11' 

SAVE! Ederson produces a stunning one-on-one save to deny Roberto Pereyra after Watford had broken at speed and sent him clear via Gerard Deulofeu.

10' 

Cathcart makes another important interception as he gets his body in front of Jesus to divert Mahrez's fizzing cross from the right behind for a corner.

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CLOSE! Craig Cathcart does brilliantly to make a crucial clearance inside his own six-yard box after it had looked like Jesus would get on the end of Bernardo Silva's cutback.

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DID YOU KNOW? This is only the second time ever that two non-British managers have locked horns in an FA Cup final. The first was when Gerard Houllier's Liverpool somehow edged out Arsenal back in 2001.

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It's been mostly City on the attack in the early stages. Laporte takes aim from 30 yards but sees his rising drive clear the bar without ever looking like worrying Gomes.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Recent history doesn't make much good reading for the Hornets. City are a 10-game winning streak against the Londoners. Indeed, Watford are winless in 15 and haven't beaten the Blues a second tier success back in 1989.

  • 1st Half
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KICK OFF! Watford get the 2019 FA Cup final underway.

16.55 

Almost time.

16.50 

Watford coach Javi Gracia: "We're going to create chances and if you score like we did when I was in Malaga playing against Barcelona, for example, we won 1-0. It was something nobody expected, but it happened and then always you have one chance to win and we have to work for it. I'm sure next game against City it will be different, but all the experiences you have help you."

Javi Gracia wants to spoil Manchester United's party
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Pep Guardiola: "If we win, the season is extraordinary. If we don't I think it's extraordinary." Asked about Watford, he added: "They have huge talent up front, many physical players, good on set-pieces and this is a final, we know what can happen. We believe a lot in ourselves and we will have to find the antidote to beat them."

16.30 

Watford make just changes from the team thumped 4-1 against West Ham. Adrian Mariappa comes in along with Heurelho Gomes. Jose Holebas is also relieved to make the starting X after having his red card against the Hammers rescinded.

16.25 

The big news from the team sheets is that Gabriel Jesus leads the line for Man City. He starts ahead of Sergio Aguero, who takes a seat on the bench. That is the only change from the Citizens' line up that beat Brighton to retain the title on the last day of the PL season.

Gabriel Jesus bags a brace as City respond with a 3-1 win over Everton
16.20

CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus... Subs: Muric, Danilo, Stones, Aguero, De Bruyne, Sane, Otamendi. /// WATFORD: Gomes, Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney... Subs: Foster, Janmaat, Cleverley, Success, Masina, Gray, Kabasele.

16.15 

Hello and welcome to live updates of the 2019 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford. Will the Citizens complete a historic domestic treble with the victory everyone is expecting, or will the Hornets provide a shock sting in the tale? Kick off 17:00 BST.

The FA Cup trophy at Wembley Stadium