Manchester City 3 - 0 Watford

Match info: FA Cup - 3rd Rnd at Etihad Stadium

Date: 05/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: P Dowd Att: 46,821

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man City

Carlos Tevez 25
Gareth Barry 44
Marcos Lopes 90+1



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  • Full-time:The referee brings the game to a close and City cruise into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford thanks to goals from Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry and substitute Marcos Lopes.

  • GOAL: What a moment for Lopes as he reacts quickest to fire home from close range after Bond spilled Balotelli's shot from the edge of the box.

  • There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

  • Deeney has a shot for Watford which is straight at Pantilimon.

  • City make their final change as 17-year-old Marco Lopes comes on for his debut in place of Silva.

  • Balotelli gets on the end of Silva's free-kick, but the striker is adjudged to have been offside.

  • Watford make their final change of the game as Battocchio comes on for Eustace.

  • Watford go straight up the other end and Deeney under pressure from Kompany fires a shot into the side-netting with Watford winning a corner as the ball was deflected by Kompany.

  • Tevez's cross from the right is cleared from right under his own line by Doyley.

  • Sinclair gets in down the left, but his whipped in cross is well cleared by Nosworthy.

  • Great move from City as Tevez feeds Milner down the right and his cross is just inches away from the sliding Zabaleta inside the six-yard box.

  • Balotelli takes the free-kick, but his curling effort is comfortably saved by Bond.

  • City win a free-kick on the edge of the box and looks like Balotelli fancies it.

  • Straight down the other end and Deeney has a chance for Watford, but he fails to get his effort on target.

  • Tevez works space inside the box before drilling in a shot which is punched out by Bond.

  • City make another change as Scott Sinclair is given a rare outing in place of Garcia.

  • Balotelli is straight into the action as he works space on the edge of the box and fires in a swerving shot which is pushed out by Bond. Tevez tries to fire home the rebound, but he is adjudged to be offside.

  • City make their first change of the game as Balotelli comes on for Dzeko. Bit of a mixed reception for Balotelli, but more cheers than boos.

  • Vydra has a shot from the edge of the box which curls just wide of the target.

  • From the corner the ball comes out to Zabaleta and his cross is headed over by Garcia.


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