FA Cup final in numbers: Manchester City eye sixth success, while Newport striker Padraig Amond remains top scorer in this season’s competition

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Pep Guardiola’s men are aiming to become the first English team to win a domestic treble of trophies in one single season

Manchester City take on Watford in this season’s FA Cup final on Saturday, which is LIVE on talkSPORT.

Pep Guardiola’s men will become the first English team to win a domestic treble of trophies if they beat the Hornets at the weekend.

Manchester City secured back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win at Brighton on Sunday

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Manchester City secured back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win at Brighton on Sunday

Manchester United and Liverpool have both won a treble of major trophies, featuring one European trophy and two domestic trophies.

But no English side has done the clean sweep of league title plus FA Cup and League Cup, and City have the chance to clinch it at Wembley after adding the Premier League title to their Carabao Cup triumph.

talkSPORT.com takes a numerical look at the showpiece fixture ahead of Saturday’s showdown.


5 – Newport’s Padraig Amond is the top scorer in this season’s competition. Of the finalists, City pair Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are closest to matching him on three apiece.

20 – goals for City in the tournament so far, winning 7-0 against Rotherham, 5-0 against Burnley, 4-1 at Newport, 3-2 over Swansea and 1-0 against Brighton.

Newport striker Padraig Amond is the top scorer in this year’s FA Cup

Newport striker Padraig Amond is the top scorer in this year’s FA Cup

9 – Watford have scored only nine, though did not concede a goal until their quarter-final against Crystal Palace.

11 – City will be contesting their 11th final, having won five and lost five previously.

1984 – the year Watford made their only previous final appearance, when Graham Taylor’s side lost 2-0 to Everton.

10 – of the 12 previous finals since the match returned to the rebuilt Wembley Stadium, 10 have been won by either City, rivals Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal. The two exceptions are Portsmouth in 2008 and Wigan in 2013.

Saturday’s final between Manchester City and Watford will be held at Wembley

Saturday’s final between Manchester City and Watford will be held at Wembley

13 – Arsenal hold the all-time record for wins.

£3.6million – prize money awaiting the winners, double last season’s top prize. The runners-up will receive £1.8m.

736 – teams who entered this season’s competition, one fewer than last season.

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