Manchester City vs Watford: FA Cup final match preview, team news, commentary, live stream, and predicted

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Who will go home from Wembley with the famous old trophy in their hands?

Manchester City battle Watford on Saturday not only looking to win the FA Cup but create history with it.

Victory would see them claim their 50th triumph of the season, a record in the English game, while it would also mean the first ever domestic treble.

Manchester City and Watford will go head-to-head for the FA Cup on Saturday evening

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Manchester City and Watford will go head-to-head for the FA Cup on Saturday evening

No club has ever won the league title, League Cup, and FA Cup in the same season – an astonishing feat.

But it’s not going to be a walk in the park with the Hornets ready to put up a fight in north west London.

Troy Deeney captains a side who are determined to round off a season of improvement with some silverware for the Vicarage Road cabinets.

And you can listen to the FA Cup final live on talkSPORT from 5pm on Saturday.

What the managers are saying

Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): “Sometimes it is easier to win a title when you have not won it for a long time. It is more complicated to win it back-to-back after last season.

“This is one of the best groups of players I have trained in my life, one of the best groups of human beings I have lived with, for the fact that after getting 100 points, they want to try to win again and again.

“They did not just win the Carabao Cup, but reached the final of the FA Cup. For one situation we are out of the Champions League but it has been incredible. That means a lot this season more than last season.

Hornets boss Javi Gracia has outlasted many bosses at Vicarage Road

Hornets boss Javi Gracia has outlasted many bosses at Vicarage Road

Javi Gracia (Watford): “I think they’re the best team in the Premier League but not in the world because their results speak about that. They won the Premier League and they deserve that recognition. The best in the world? We’ll see.”

Team news

City are without left-back Benjamin Mendy through injury but Fernandinho could start having trained ahead of the match.

Gracia is able to call upon Jose Holebas after seeing his red card against West Ham last Sunday overturned, while his major selection headache will be whether to pick Ben Foster, his No.1 or keep faith in Heurelho Gomes who has played in every FA Cup match and is hanging his gloves up after the game at Wembley.

Will ex-Tottenham star Gomes get the nod?

Will ex-Tottenham star Gomes get the nod?

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Zinchenko, Kompany, Laporte; Gundogan, D. Silva, B, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling; Aguero.
Watford: Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas; Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra; Deeney, Deulofeu.