Man City, Watford Advance to FA Cup Final

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City. Photo by Ryan Browne/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9569618co)

Manchester City and Watford have punched their tickets to the FA Cup final after triumphing in the semi-finals over the weekend.

Man City was the first team to qualify after a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night at Wembley.

City didn’t turn in one of its best performances, but a 4th minute Gabriel Jesus goal was enough to propel them to the next round. Brighton came close on a few occasions to knotting up the score in the second half, but they were unable to break through.

Manchester City will look to win its first FA Cup final since 2011 against Watford, which won a thriller against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Wolves started off strong in their matchup against Watford, taking a 0-1 lead with a 36th-minute goal. They doubled their lead when Raul Jiménez scored in the 62nd minute.

However, Watford orchestrated an incredible comeback.

Gerard Deulofeu scored in the 79th minute to bring Watford within a goal, and then a penalty was whistled against Wolves in stoppage time. Troy Deeney converted to send the game to extra time, where Deulofeu scored again to send Watford to the final.

Watford will attempt to make history and win their first FA Cup in the final against Man City on May 18th.