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Cathcart and Hornets are in the mood to sting City


Craig Cathcart
Craig Cathcart

By Graham Luney

Northern Ireland international Craig Cathcart says he believes his Watford side can shatter Manchester City's domestic treble bid at Wembley today.

The Hornets are underdogs going into the FA Cup Final showdown (5pm) but the 30-year-old centre-back is hoping to stun the Premier League champions.

Pep Guardiola's men have won the Premier League and Carabao Cup this season and will become the first team to win the men's domestic treble in England if they beat Watford.

Centre-back Cathcart, who will be with the international squad hoping to win Euro 2020 qualifiers in Estonia and Belarus next month, is ready to deliver on the big stage.

"It's going to be a tough game but we are all looking forward to it," said the Belfast man.

"We won't be favourites though we will still be approaching the match at Wembley in a positive frame of mind knowing anything can happen in a final.

"It's going to be a great occasion for our fans and if we got a victory for them it would be an incredible achievement. We'll give it our all."

Watford, who were FA Cup runners-up in 1984, have lost all six of their games against City since Guardiola has been in charge.

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