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.
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- De Bruyne61'
- MahrezDe Bruyne55'
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Manchester City - Watford
The Emirates FA Cup - 18 May 2019
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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.
City still probing. They want the out-right record.
City are now only the third team ever to score six in an FA Cup final!
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
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.
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).
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.
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.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
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.
- Yellow cardKikoWatford
- OffDavid SilvaManchester City
- OnJohn StonesManchester City
CITY CHANGE: David Silva off, Stones on.
City popping it about now, waiting for the chance to go for the jugular once more.
VIDEO: Jesus makes it four!
- OffWill HughesWatford
- OnTom CleverleyWatford
WATFORD CHANGE: Cleverley on for Hughes.
- OffIlkay GündoganManchester City
- OnLeroy SanéManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Gundogan off, Sane on.
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.
It should be five. Watford are all over the show as De Bruyne curves over from 15 yards.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! City ruthlessly counter once again. De Bruyne sends Jesus clear and he makes no mistake with cool finish.
VIDEO: KDB makes it three!
- OffRoberto PereyraWatford
- OnIsaac SuccessWatford
WATFORD CHANGE: Pereyra off, Success on.
- OffGerard DeulofeuWatford
- OnAndre GrayWatford
WATFORD CHANGE: Deulofeu off, Gray on.
Watford have to be careful now. They don't want this to turn into an embarrassing rout.
It's looking like City are going to complete the domestic treble and lift the FA Cup for the sixth time in their history.
- GoalKevin De BruyneManchester City
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.
- Yellow cardDavid SilvaManchester City
David Silva booked for knocking over Hughes after he had slipped.
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.
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.
Laporte meets a right-wing corner, but sees his header flash wide of the far post.
- OffRiyad MahrezManchester City
- OnKevin De BruyneManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Mahrez off, De Bruyne on.
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.
Deulofeu surges through the midfield and looks to play a one-two with Pereyra, but the latter's pass into the Spaniard lacks accuracy.
Jesus has the ball in the net courtesy of a lovely header - but he's offside. Watford just about still alive here!
Jesus dribbles in from the left and sees his low shot blocked by Gomes after a brilliant run from Sterling cut through Watford.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! City restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Man City 2-0 Watford.
VIDEO: City make it two.
Ederson can't hold Holebas' deep delivery, but City survive.
Some respite for the Hornets. A rare foray forward since City took the lead sees Femenía's long-range drive deflect for a corner.
Watford desperate for that half time whistle.
This is looking rather bleak for Watford now. City have got a real swagger going on!
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
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!
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).
More detail on that Silva barren run coming to an end.
Adrian Mariappa produces a stunning last-ditch tackle to deny Jesus after Gundogan had prodded the ball into the middle of the penalty area.
VIDEO: Silva snares the opener.
Apparently, it's 27 games since Silva's last goal! Not a bad day to end that run.
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.
- GoalDavid SilvaManchester City
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.
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.
- Yellow cardAbdoulaye DoucouréWatford
Doucouré booked for his protests.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Watford go close!
Bernardo Silva looks to engineer a positive response to the near-miss for City, but his shot is too close to Gomes.
The Hornets may well rue that opportunity. You don't get too many of those gilt-edged opportunities versus City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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KICK OFF! Watford get the 2019 FA Cup final underway.
Meanwhile, Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue admits he does not watch football in his spare time and would even swerve today’s FA Cup final if the Hornets were not involved!
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."
Will Man City allow any complacency to creep in today? Not according to Vincent Kompany, who says the champions are desperate for more silverware.
VIDEO: Deeney hoping his dreams can come true.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.