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Summary

  1. Man City remain on course for a domestic treble
  2. Watford finished the Premier League season in 11th
  3. FA Cup final to be played at Wembley (Sat, 17:00 BST)

Live Reporting

By Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    That's it from me this afternoon - remember we will have live build-up and match coverage of tomorrow's final on BBC One from 14:00 BST, as well as text updates on the BBC Sport website as usual.

    Until next time...

    Pep Guardiola
  2. ICYMI

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    That's it from Pep for now - stay tuned on the BBC Sport website for the full story from his news conference.

    Just in case you can't wait until then - here are the highlights:

    • Pep says he trusts club on the topic of Financial Fair Play (FFP). He feels people want to find City guilty but at the moment they are innocent.
    • The current City boss says he is not going to Juventus despite the Italian side looking for a new manager.
    • Benjamin Mendy is not fit to feature at Wembley but Fernandinho trained today.
  3. Pep is focussed

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 17:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola seemed very focused when he spoke to the media.

    He addressed a lot of key issues in a fairly direct manner but he was also aware of the achievement his side stands on the brink of.

    And, judging by his assessment, he will be spending a bit of time tomorrow telling his Manchester City players to be wary about the threat of Troy Deeney.

    If City fail at Wembley tomorrow, it won't be through a lack of preparation.

  4. At least it's not Wigan

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 15:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It seems bizarre that whilst Manchester City have won four Premier Leagues and four EFL Cups during Sheikh Mansour's ownership, they have only won the FA Cup once - and that was their first trophy back in 2011.

    Their last final appearance was in 2013, when they lost to Wigan.

    The Latics also beat City in the 2014 quarter-final and again in the fifth round last term when they were in League One.

  5. 'Our only chance to do something special'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Watford have never won a major trophy, but Pep Guardiola says his side's opponents were the "best teams outside of the top six" along with Wolves.

    The Hornets finished 11th in the Premier League, their highest finish in the top-flight of English football since 1986-87.

    Striker Andre Gray says the players "know it's our only chance to do something special."

    You can read all of Gray's thoughts here.

    Andre Gray
  6. Read my lips - I'm not going to Juventus

    Man City v Watford (17:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Earlier this season, Pep Guardiola was heavily linked with the manager's job at Juventus.

    He said at the time he would remain at Manchester City.

    He was asked about the Juventus job again today - and he said the same thing.

    "How many times do I have to say? I am not going to Juventus."

    That's that then.

  7. 'It was never our intention'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Speaking about footage that emerged of his players and staff joining in a song that celebrates Liverpool fans being 'battered in the street', Pep Guardiola said: "We were celebrating how difficult it was to win this Premier League against an incredible contender.

    "I'm sorry if anyone was offended, but it was never our intention. You know my opinion on social media but we are living in that position."

  8. 'He will be ready next season'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Discussing injuries, Pep Guardiola said: "Benjamin Mendy is not selected because he’s not fit. He will be ready next season.

    "Fernandinho trained yesterday."

  9. 'I am satisfied working with this club'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    With Massimiliano Allegri set to leave Juventus in the summer, Pep Guardiola said: "How many times do I have to say? I’m not going to move to Turin. I am satisfied working with this club, with the people here.

    "That is how I feel today, but football changes a lot. Next season may not be as good, but I am going to be manager of Man City.

  10. 'Difficult to attack'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola said: "I know how difficult it was in the home game against Watford and how difficult it was to attack them with the quality they have up front with Gerard Deulofeu, Roberto Pereyra and Troy Deeney. He is the best striker at setting the long ball for his teammates.

    "Abdoulaye Doucoure is a great box-to-box player and Etienne Capoue, but especially Doucoure, the way that he turns up late into the 18-yard box. They handle the defensive side well, with set pieces they have Jose Holebas who is an incredible taker.

    "If we win tomorrow the season has been extraordinary, and if we lose tomorrow, the season is extraordinary."

  11. 'We are innocent today'

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Speaking about the high-profile financial fair play (FFP) case, Pep Guardiola said: "I trust the people at the club and they are innocent until proven guilty. I have spoken to the chairmen and the CEO's and I know exactly what they did so I trust them. We are innocent today."

  12. Post update

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Right, time to hear from Pep...

  13. Interesting week at Man City

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 17:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    What a strange week at Manchester City.

    Crowned champions on Sunday, then almost immediately involved in controversy when a social media post of their players singing their fans' version of 'Allez, Allez, Allez' drew attention.

    Yesterday they found out they must answer a pretty important allegation about their FFP submissions, which could lead to a Champions League ban.

    Now Pep Guardiola will speak ahead of an FA Cup final which could see his team become the first side to complete a domestic Treble.

    ..
    Image caption: Man City
  14. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    As City continue their pursuit of a record-breaking domestic treble, are the current Premier League champions the greatest ever side to grace English football?

    Were their treble-winning neighbours superior, or how about Arsene Wenger's 'Invincibles'?

    You can have YOUR say by Tweeting #bbcfootball or by sending a text to 81111 (UK only).

    Vincent Kompany lifts the Premier League trophy
  15. The stage is set

    Man City v Watford (17:00 BST)

    Man City claimed their second consecutive Premier League trophy on Sunday after cruising past Brighton on the final day.

    With the League Cup already sealed with victory over Chelsea on penalties in February, the FA Cup remains the only domestic trophy Pep Guardiola has not won in England.

    We are expecting to hear from the Man City boss shortly as he attempts to win a historic treble.

  16. On course for history?

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 17:00 BST)

    He's already got his hands on the biggest prize in the land...

    Pep Guardiola with the Premier League trophy

    The Carabao Cup was secured in February...

    Pep Guardiola holds the Carabao Cup trophy

    So can Pep Guardiola become the first manager to make it a clean sweep of domestic trophies on Saturday...?

    FA Cup trophy