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Inside Man City's stunning season: How Pep Guardiola & Co. won the treble

LONDON -- It is never easy to put history into context just as it's being made, so it may be many more years before the real magnitude of Manchester City's domestic Treble can be properly judged. But by inflicting a 6-0 defeat on Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday, Pep Guardiola's City achieved what no men's club has done before by winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the same season. However you feel about it, their place in history is certainly assured.

Saturday's Cup...

Kanu and Amokachi's advice for Watford: Believe!

Manchester City may be odds on favourite to win the FA Cup ahead of Watford, but it is by no means a stretch to think Isaac Success can become the next Nigerian to walk out of Wembley with a winners medal around his neck.

It is nearly a quarter of a century since Daniel Amokachi stepped up, force-subbed his way into the Everton team and shot them to the FA Cup Final, where the underdogs then defied all odds to beat Manchester United and win the Cup.

That made the forward the first Nigerian to both...

Manchester City vs. Watford: FA Cup final predictions and key battles

The Exploding Heads look ahead to Saturday's big game at Wembley between Man City and Watford and explain why it eclipses the Super Bowl.
Watford captain Troy Deeney tells ESPN FC's Mark Ogden how jail time in 2012 turned his life around as he prepares to lead the Hornets out against Man City in the FA Cup final.
Super-sub Gerard Deulofeu made all the difference for Watford as the Hornets overturned a two-goal deficit to defeat Wolves and advance to the FA Cup final.
Manchester City advance to the FA Cup final with their 1-0 win over plucky Brighton, keeping their quadruple hopes very much alive.
Watford's Ben Foster explains why it would mean 'so much more' to win the FA Cup with Watford than his League Cup win with Manchester United.

The 138th final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest club competition, pits all-star Premier League champions Manchester City against able underdogs Watford.

The odds may be heavily stacked in favour of Pep Guardiola's team, but there is enough cause to believe that Javi Gracia can mastermind a memorable upset that would be a fitting conclusion to what has been a thrilling tournament this season. Here's everything you need to know.

WHERE: Wembley Stadium, London (capacity 90,000)
WHEN: Saturday; noon...

Troy Deeney's long journey from prison to the FA Cup final with Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney tells ESPN FC's Mark Ogden how jail time in 2012 turned his life around as he prepares to lead the Hornets out against Man City in the FA Cup final.

WATFORD, England -- Troy Deeney will captain Watford in Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City (11:55 a.m. ET, ESPN+), aiming to lift the cup to cap a remarkable journey that began with him being sent to prison for 10 months in 2012 for an attack on a group of students in his home city of Birmingham.

The 30-year-old, who was released after serving three months of his sentence after he displayed remorse for the incident, has since turned his life around and become a crucial figure for Watford...

Africans in the FA Cup final: A history

Either Riyad Mahrez or Isaac Success will add their name to the list of African FA Cup winners on Saturday, when Manchester City and Watford clash in the 138th final of the world's oldest domestic club competition.

African players have written their own unique chapters and made memorable contributions in the competition, with some of the continent's finest players having clinched the historic silverware. 


Back in the day  


The continent's relationship with the showpiece fixture...

Would Manchester City be where they are today without Yaya Toure?

Manchester City will be eyeing a domestic treble when they face Watford in Saturday's FA Cup final, with the team a far cry from the one that Yaya Toure inspired to the 2011 title.

Having clinched the Premier League at Liverpool's expense on Sunday, added to the EFL Cup in February, City are aiming to become only the eighth side to win the domestic treble in English club history.

While this season has been yet another consistent campaign of achievements for Pep Guardiola's side, now firmly considered...