Beds, Herts & Bucks 17 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48198048 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The journey from Watford to Wembley is metaphorically long - once every 35 years - but literally quite short … [Read more...] about Hornets fly in for FA Cup final
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Manchester City will bid to become the first team to complete a domestic treble of League Cup, Premier League and FA Cup this weekend when they take on Watford at Wembley Stadium. City beat Chelsea on penalties to win the Carabao Cup back in February before pipping Liverpool, who held a seven-point lead over the Citizens in January, to the Premier League title in one of the closest, most intense run-ins in English football history. Now, they will be looking to make it their very own hat-trick when they play Watford in the FA Cup final in what will be be the traditional end of season fixture in the English football calendar. Here is all you need to know: What time is it? The match has moved away from its traditional time of 3pm and will instead kick-off on Saturday, May 18 at 5pm. Who are taking part? Manchester City, who were crowned Premier League champions last weekend, will start as strong favourites against a Watford side they have beaten in their last ten meetings. In … [Read more...] about What time is the FA Cup final and how can I watch it?
Sport by Press Association May 16 2019, 11.57am Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 This year’s FA Cup will have the lowest average attendance for the competition in the last decade. Manchester City and Watford meet in Saturday’s final, which is set to be played in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley. Even if that is the case, though, the average crowd in this year’s tournament will be below 12,000 for the first time this decade. Every previous season since 2009-10 has averaged over 12,500, with the highest figure in that time being 14,085 in 2016 when Manchester United won the tournament. This year’s tournament so far has seen an average crowd of 11,287 per game. That is sure to rise after the final, but only to around 11,800. A crowd of 88,522 – the average of the last nine finals – would mean a season average of 11,802 while even a 90,000 sell-out would add only a further 10 … [Read more...] about FA Cup counts lowest average attendance in last decade
When Riyad Mahrez shifted the ball onto his right foot at the Amex Stadium on Sunday and rifled a shot into the top corner, Manchester City knew they could start to celebrate becoming 2018/19 Premier League champions. The goal put them 3-1 up at Brighton - with an Ilkay Gundogan free kick to follow - and secured the vital three points that crowned them champions ahead of Liverpool in one of the closest title races in years. But as well as effectively sealing the title for City, Mahrez also sent a message to manager Pep Guardiola that he was worthy of his place in the starting line up. The Algerian had found himself out of favour in recent weeks, even though fellow winger Leroy Sane has also spent long periods on the bench. But he took his chance on the final day to get City over the line. It could save his City career. With the FA Cup final approaching, a number of Mahrez's teammates will be looking for a similar impact in the final game of the season. For City, victory would see … [Read more...] about The Man City players with a point to prove in the FA Cup final
Man City fans have sent a Riyad Mahrez selection message to Pep Guardiola ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final. City have the chance to become the first team in English football history to win a domestic treble when they take on Watford at Wembley, after already winning the Carabao Cup and retaining the Premier League. They won the race to the title by a single point over Liverpool on the final day of the season thanks to a 4-1 victory over Brighton, but it's easy to forget the nerves and worry before the game. Many City fans were shocked when the team news was announced and Mahrez was making his first start since the 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals to Tottenham. It had been a difficult first season for City's record signing after missing a crucial penalty in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool earlier in the season and only making two appearances in the league in 2019. Yet Guardiola gave him the nod on the final day and he didn't disappoint. City were leading … [Read more...] about Guardiola sent Mahrez selection message ahead of FA Cup final