Live: Man City 3 Watford 0

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.

Tevez wins another corner for City and I have lost count how many the home side have won today.

Watford win a corner as Vydra's shot is deflected behind but the corner comes to nothing for the visitors.

From the corner Bond just gets to the ball ahead of Lescott to punch clear.

Watford make another change as City win a corner with Mujangi Bia coming on for Forestieri.

City work a short corner at Tevez passes to Barry who finds Milner in space, but his weak shot is cleared by Deeney inside his own six-yard box.

Silva slips in Milner down the cross and his inviting cross is just too far ahead of the sliding Tevez at the far post.

Kompany is caught late by Deeney and he seems to be hobbling, but he is playing on.

Great move from City as Tevez slips in Milner in on goal and his shot is just about diverted wide of goal for a corner. City close to a third goal there.

Mancini's names is sung from the rooftops by the City before the Watford fans respond with a song of their own for Zola.

Deeney is booked as a result of late tackle on Pantilimon.

Chalobah puts Deeney in on goal, but his touch is heavy allowing Pantilimon to come out and clear the ball before Deeney catches the keeper with a late challenge.

Watford are beginning to see a bit more of a ball, but as yet they cannot find a way through the City defence.

Milner's deflected shot is well saved by Bond at his near post after a fine run and pass from Silva.

Good tracking back from Silva to stop Cassetti getting forward for Watford.

Chalobah has a sight of goal 30 yards out, but he drags his effort off target.

City straight on the attack and Tevez gets in down the right and drills a cross right across the face of goal, but no one in a City shirt can get on the end of it.

RESTART: City get the second half underway.

Watford make a change at the break as Neuton comes on for Pudil.

The referee brings the first half to a close and City lead 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Tevez and Barry.

There will be one minute of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

GOAL: City double their lead as Milner gets into the box and crosses for Gareth Barry to head home inside the six-yard box. Long way back now for Watford.

Bit of a lull in the game with City just keeping hold of the ball.

Silva gets to the byline and his dangerous cross goes right across the face of goal before going out of play.

Watford are struggling to get out of their own half with City dominating proceedings at the moment.

The ball falls to Silva on the edge of the box and he lets fly only to see his effort headed over the crossbar by Nosworthy.

Milner's cross towards Dzeko is well collected by Bond. The keeper has looked confident in just his second game of the season.

Referee Dowd not winning many home fans over as he adjudges Kompany to have fouled Chalobah on the halfway line.

Milner's deep corner is headed back by Lescott before being cleared by Eustace.

Good play from Tevez wins City another corner.

Wasteful from Silva as his pass into the box finds no one but Watford keeper Bond.

Zabaleta is booked for dissent after bouncing the ball down after a throw-in went to Watford instead of City.

Eustace is treading a fine line already on a booking he grapples with Tevez around the face to give a free-kick, but he escapes any further action from the referee.

City try to get in down the right, but Dzeko's pass to Zabaleta inside the box is overhit and goes out of play.

Straight from the restart and Watford should be level as Forestieri beats the offside trap to go one on one with Pantilimon but the big keeper does well to keep his shot out with his feet.

GOAL: What a strike from the free-kick from Tevez as he drills into the corner past Bond. Great effort from the Argentine.

Eustace is booked for bringing down Tevez in full flight as City win a free-kick right on the edge of the box.

Great reverse ball from Silva gets Milner in on goal, but his cross is just too high for Barry with the goal gaping.

From the corner Kompany's shot is deflected into the net, but City's celebrations are cut short by an offside flag. Lucky escape for Watford.

Great sliding challenge from Nosworthy to divert Milner's cross behind for a corner.

Kompany of all people finds space on the edge of the box, but he hits his left-footed shot well wide of the target.

Chance for Watford to get some men in the box as they win a free-kick wide on the right, but the cross is overhit and collected by Pantilimon.

City have claims for a penalty after an apparent handball inside the box. The ball then drops to Zabaleta who fires in a rising shot which Bond does well to keep out. Best chance of the game so far.

Garica is booked after leaving Chalobah in a heap but it appears he was booked for dissent.

Both managers on the edge of their technical zones trying to cajole their sides.

Watford have a good chance on the break as Vydra goes clear, but Lescott is on hand to clear the danger.

Silva's free-kick is cleared by Ekstrand with Watford defending well so far.

City win another free-kick as Ekstrand goes in late on Dzeko.

Watford just about manage to clear the danger for another corner as Lescott's header is diverted behind. From the resulting corner Bond comes through a ruck of players to punch clear. The move finally breaks down as Milner's intended cross drifts out of play.

His cross is finally cleared for a corner by Nosworthy.

Harsh free-kick given against Pudil for a tackle on Zabaleta when it looked like he got the ball. Silva to take the set-piece

Milner wins another corner as City turn up the pressure and from Silva's cross Kompany has a sight of goal, but he fails to connect and the chance goes abegging.

City win the first corner of the game as Milner's cross is blocked by Pudil. The short corner is again repelled by Watford for another corner.

Good block from Garccia as Forestieri works space on the edge of the box and fires in a shot towards goal.

First chance of the game as Tevez gets down the left and pulls the back for Dzeko, but the striker fails to get his shot on target.

The Watford fans singing the name of Gianfranco Zola and he responds with a wave to the crowd.

Kick-off: Watford get the game underway and Phil Dowd is today's referee.

The two teams are entering the pitch as we approach kick-off and a there is a great atmosphere inside the Etihad on FA Cup third round day.

Mario Balotelli's name booed and cheered when announced before kick-off.

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Great band of travelling Watford fans have made the trip to the Etihad Stadium. Can they watch their side pull of a shock?

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Man City 1/7, Draw 7/1, Watford 14/1

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Watford XI: Bond; Doyley, Ekstrand, Nosworthy; Cassetti, Chalobah, Eustace, Pudil; Forestieri, Deeney, Vydra

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