Manchester City v Watford, 18 May 2019

Score6-0 to Manchester City
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionFA Cup Final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance85,854
Kick-off: 5.00pm This result equalled the biggest-ever winning margin in a FA Cup Final; also 6-0 by Bury versus Derby County at Crystal Palace in London in 1903. It therefore became the biggest-ever winning margin in a FA Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium. The only other team to have scored six goals in a FA Cup Final was Blackburn Rovers in a 6-1 win against The Wednesday at Kennington Oval in 1890. Manchester City had now won all of the 11 meetings with Watford in all competitions since March 1989. This was the second FA Cup Final to be contested by two non-British managers of the same nationality; also Frenchmen Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) and Gerard Houllier (Liverpool) in 2001.

6 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

0 Watford

Manager: Javi Gracia

Goals:

David Silva 26 G
Gabriel Jesus 38 G
Kevin De Bruyne 61 G
Gabriel Jesus 68 G
Raheem Sterling 81 G
Raheem Sterling 87 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Vincent Kompany (captain)
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Craig Cathcart
Defender José Holebas
Defender Adrian Mariappa
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Forward Troy Deeney (captain)
Forward Gerard Deulofeu

Substitutions:

Kevin De Bruyne for Riyad Mahrez 55
Leroy Sané for İlkay Gündogan 73
John Stones for David Silva 79

Substitutions:

Andre Gray for Gerard Deulofeu 66
Isaac Success for Roberto Pereyra 66
Tom Cleverley for Will Hughes 73

Cards:

David Silva 60 Y

Cards:

Abdoulaye Doucouré 22 Y
Kiko Femenía 80 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Aro Murić
Defender Danilo
Defender John Stones
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané
Forward Sergio Agüero

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Adam Masina
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Forward Andre Gray
Forward Isaac Success

Comments:

Manchester City became the first-ever team to complete the domestic treble of league champions, FA Cup winners and League Cup winners. City created a new competition record for the most goals scored (26) by a team during their run to win the FA Cup since the current structure was introduced in 1925-26; previously 25 by Newcastle United in 1932 and Chelsea in 1970. [c/o FA Cup Factfile] They became the first-ever top division team to win 50 games in a season in all competitions. City had now won ten domestic trophies since the start of the 2010-11 season; five more than any other English team. They became the fourth team to win both the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season after Arsenal in 1992-93, Liverpool in 2000-01 and Chelsea in 2006-07. City had now won six of their 11 appearances in the FA Cup Final. David Silva scored for the first time in his last 28 games for City since 30 December 2018 in a 3-1 win at Southampton in the Premier League. This was the first time that two players had scored two or more goals in a FA Cup Final. Pep Guardiola became the second manager to win the league title, League Cup and FA Cup with City after Joe Mercer. Manchester City started this season's FA Cup run in the 3rd round with a 7-0 win against Rotherham United.

Comments:

Watford became the fifth club to reach more than one FA Cup Final but had yet to lift the trophy. The Hornets' wait of 35 years for a second FA Cup Final appearance became the longest since 1967 when Chelsea reached their second final 52 years after their first in 1915. This was Watford's heaviest defeat in the FA Cup since a 7-1 loss in the 3rd round at Tottenham Hotspur on 7 January 1939. Substitute Tom Cleverley's last appearance for Aston Villa was in a 4-0 defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup Final in 2015.