Manchester City 6 – 0 Watford Football Highlights
Venue : Wembley Stadium
Date : 18th May
Goal : 26′ David Silva 1 – 0
City break the deadlock.
I’m not sure you would have expected them to take the lead like this as both David Silva and Sterling win headers on the edge of the box. Sterling’s header is aimed towards Silva, who spins away from Femenia and then finishes with a shot into the far corner.
Goal : 38′ Raheem Sterling 2 – 0
This had definitely been coming, and City are in control now
Bernardo Silva curls a sublime pass to the back post for Jesus, who gets between Gomes and Femenia and flicks the ball goalwards.
It’s bouncing into the goal but Sterling cheekily whacks it into the empty net right on the line, and it looks like he will claim it.
Goal : 61′ Kevin De Bruyne 3 – 0
Game over. A third goal for City and a third trophy of the season is now almost within their grasp.
Watford are caught on the break as Pereyra loses out in an aerial battle with Jesus.
Jesus breaks forward and plays inside for De Bruyne, who checks past Gomes and then finishes from close range with only one defender on the line.
Goal : 69′ Gabriel Jesus 4 – 0
Jesus gets his goal.
It’s similar to the third goal as City break from a Watford attack. This time De Bruyne plays through Jesus, who is clear and coolly finishes past Gomes.
Goal : 81′ Raheem Sterling 5 – 0
It’s five for City.
Bernardo Silva decides to step up the pace as he drives forward, skips into the box with a step-over and then fizzes the ball to the back post where Sterling is free to finish past Gomes.
So good from Bernardo Silva against a tiring Watford defence.
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🌕22′ Abdoulaye Doucoure
⚽26′ David Silva 1 – 0
⚽38′ Raheem Sterling 2 – 0
🌕60′ David Silva
⚽61′ Kevin De Bruyne 3 – 0
⚽69′ Gabriel Jesus 4 – 0
⚽81′ Raheem Sterling 5 – 0
⚽87′ Raheem Sterling 6 – 0
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Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Watford FC : gomes (5), Femenia (6), Cathcart (5), Mariappa (6), Holebas (5), Capoue (6), Doucoure (5), Hughes (6), Pereyra (6), Deulofeu (6), Deeney (6)
Subs: Success (NA), Gray (NA), Cleverley (NA)
Manchester City FC : Ederson (7), Walker (6), Kompany (7), Laporte (7), Zinchenko (6), Gundogan (7), Silva (7), Mahrez (7), Bernardo (9), Sterling (9), Jesus (9)
Subs: De Bruyne (9), Sane (NA), Stones (NA)
Man Of The Match : Kevin De Bruyne
- Watford’s only previous FA Cup final appearance came in 1984 under manager Graham Taylor, losing 0-2 to Everton at Wembley.
- Watford’s 35-year wait for a second FA Cup final appearance is the longest since 1967, when Chelsea appeared in their second final 52 years after first featuring in 1915.
- No team to finish in the bottom half of the top-flight table has ever beaten the side to finish top in an FA Cup final – the previous lowest was in 1957, when 10th placed Aston Villa beat champions Manchester United.
- Man City have eliminated Watford from the FA Cup in each of their previous three ties, winning 3-1 in 1996-97, 3-0 in 2012-13 and 4-2 in 2013-14; Watford’s only elimination of City in the FA Cup was in the 1985-86 season in the fourth round.
- Watford have lost their last 10 matches against Manchester City in all competitions, conceding 32 goals in those games. They are winless in 15 games against the Citizens (W0 D2 L13) since a 1-0 win in March 1989 in the second tier.
- Sergio Aguero has been involved in 12 goals in just seven appearances against Watford for Manchester City in all competitions (10 goals, 2 assists), including two hat-tricks – one of which was in a 4-2 FA Cup win in January 2014.
- Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Man City striker Aguero has scored 18 FA Cup goals – three more than any other player; the Argentinian has scored in every round he’s played in barring the final, failing to score in the 2013 final against Wigan.
- In his entire managerial career, Pep Guardiola only has a better 100% win record against four teams than he does against Watford (six wins out of six) – Malaga (8/8) and Hannover 96, Werder Bremen and West Ham (7/7).