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Match Info | Season 2018/19

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LAST TIME OUT: City beat Watford 3-1 back in March

LAST TIME OUT: City beat Watford 3-1 back in March

Everything you need to know ahead of the FA Cup final against Watford at Wembley...

When and where

The match kicks off at 5pm BST on Saturday 18 May and will be played at Wembley Stadium.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BBC 1, BBC iPlayer and BT Sport. You can also keep up-to-date with all the action via our Matchday Centre or our Twitter feed: @ManCity

Find out on which channel you can watch the game, wherever you are in the world, via our global TV listings courtesy of livesoccertv.com.

Team News

City: Kevin Be Bruyne is in contention to start after coming off the bench against Brighton.

Fellow midfielder Fernandinho is also fit but Benjamin Mendy will not play.

Watford: Gerard Deulofeu has recovered from the dead leg he suffered against West Ham and is expected to start at Wembley.

Jose Holebas is available after the Football Association rescinded his red card in that match against the Hammers on the final day of the league season.

Last Time Out

A 13-minute second-half Raheem Sterling hat-trick sent City on their way to a thoroughly deserved 3-1 home win over the Hornets back in March.

Gerard Deulofeu pulled one back for the visitors within a matter of seconds of coming off the bench, but the Blues remained in control and saw the game out comfortably.

TWO'S COMPANY: Raheem slots home his and City's second goal after great work by David Silva and Riyad Mahrez

Highlights

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City v Watford: Brief highlights

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Pep Guardiola preview:

"If we win, the season is extraordinary. If we don't I think it's [still] extraordinary.

"Watford and Wolves are the best teams outside of the top six. Javi Gracia is an experienced manager from working in other countries and I think he is an excellent guy, an excellent manager and knows exactly what to do.

"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."…

Javier Gracia preview:

"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."...

Match Officials:

Referee: Kevin Friend

Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Matthew Wilkes

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

Video Assistant Referee Andre Marriner

Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

Media Watch

Media: 'City have hunger of lions to lift FA Cup'

It’s FA Cup final day and there’s no shortage of attention in the media as Manchester City prepare to tackle Watford with history in our sights.

All the latest City news and opinion from across this morning's back pages.

Men's Team

Guardiola: There’s still more to come from City

PRESS CONFERENCE: Pep Guardiola addresses the media, ahead of the game

Pep Guardiola believes City must achieve consistent dominance to be considered ‘the best team in Premier League history.'

The Champions secured back-to-back league titles with Sunday’s emphatic triumph at Brighton for the first time, tallying an astonishing 198 points spanning two record-breaking campaigns in the process.

Picture Special

Gallery: Wembley bound