Now we know this year’s Emirates FA Cup Final line-up, have a look at the stats

Monday 08 Apr 2019
Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes leaps to celebrate victory in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final

The 2019 Emirates FA Cup Final will see Manchester City face Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 18 May.

Following the weekend's semi-finals, which saw City overcome Brighton & Hove Albion by 1-0 and Watford edge a thrilling tie with Wolves by 3-2 after extra time, we can now have a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from both clubs as they prepare for the Final.

- Watford have qualified for the FA Cup Final for just the second time in their history, having last done so in 1984.

- Watford’s win at Wembley was their first since May 1999 (2-0 v Bolton Wanderers in the second tier play-off final). They had lost five of their six games in all competitions at the venue before beating Wolves.

Troy Deeney celebrates his equalising goal in second-half stoppage time against Wolves

- Watford have won 19 games in all competitions this season; their most as a top-flight club in a single campaign since 1986-87 (23).

- Gerard Deulofeu is the seventh player to score a brace in an FA Cup semi-final, and the first since Willian for Chelsea in April 2017 (v Spurs).

- Hornets striker Troy Deeney has scored in both of his FA Cup semi-final appearances – previously doing so against Crystal Palace in April 2016.

- Manchester City have reached their eleventh FA Cup final, and first since 2013 when they eventually lost to Wigan Athletic.

- Manchester City have become the ninth different team to reach both major domestic English cup finals within the same season, after Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City celebrate with Gabriel Jesus after his winning goal against Brighton

- Manchester City have scored 20 goals in the FA Cup this season, the most by a team in a single season in the competition since Chelsea in 2011-12 (also 20).

- Man City are unbeaten in their last six games at Wembley in all competitions (W5 D1), conceding just one goal in those matches.

- City boss Pep Guardiola has become the first manager to reach both major domestic English cup finals in the same season since Kenny Dalglish with Liverpool in the 2011-12 campaign.

- Gabriel Jesus has scored 12 goals in 15 appearances in cup competition this season (FA Cup, EFL Cup and Champions League) compared to six goals in 25 appearances in the Premier League.

By FA Staff