Thoughts on the FA Cup final. Manchester City vs Watford.

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Manchester City pip Liverpool to the Premier League Title, 98 points to their 97 points, and Watford finish just outside of the top 10 in 11th with 50 points. If Manchester City win the FA cup it would mean a domestic treble and if Watford win it would mean European football next season. It has been an interesting season for Watford. The club that seem to circle the relegation drain and routinely sack their managers have finished their fourth season in the Premier League having done neither.

Leicester, Wolverhampton, and Everton seem to have kept their eye on 7th place in the table and put together a consistent run in the final few months remaining of the season to try and get themselves in the position to get European season next season. Watford have gone on a consistent run of losing games. Losing their last game against West Ham and slipping into 11th spot in the table perhaps doesn’t do them justice at how well they have played this season.
Manchester City have now won back to back Premier League titles. They had a period of time during December / January where they lost games, unthinkable the previous season they wouldn’t win by 2, or 3 goals, but this is a City team stocked with quality, and they quickly regained momentum beating Rotherham 7 – 0 in the FA Cup third round, Burton Albion 9-0 in the League Cup semi-final, and Chelsea 6-0 in the league.

Can Watford win against Manchester City?

Sure, they haven’t been circling the relegation drain or sacked their manager so winning the FA Cup is entirely possible.
But you do look at who Manchester City have in their midfield let alone up front, in defence, and in goal and you think whatever chances Deeney, Gray, Deulofeu get they will have to take.


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