Manchester City take on Watford in this weekend’s FA Cup Final, with the sky blues hoping to become the first team ever to win a domestic treble of trophies.
With City already claiming this year’s Premier League and League Cup, victory on Saturday would provide a full domestic clean sweep for Pep’s men.
Ahead of Saturday’s simmering showpiece, we’ve taken a look at some numerical stats encompassing the past and present of FA Cup Finals…
5 – Newport striker Padraig Amond is the current top scorer in this season’s competition with 5 goals to his name. City stars Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are closet to him with 3 goals apiece
£3.6 million – this year’s prize money is double last season’s top prize, with the runner-up now receiving £1.8m
126,047 – The official attendance for the 1923 final was reported as 126,047, but the actual figure is believed to be anywhere between 150,000 and 300,000
13 – Arsenal holds the current all-time record for FA Cup wins
1984 – Graham Taylor’s Watford lost 2-0 to Everton in their only previous final appearance way back in 1984
736 – The total number of teams who have entered this season’s competition
1938 – The first FA Cup Final to be broadcasted live by BBC Television was Preston vs Huddersfield in 1938
25 seconds – The time it took Everton’s Louis Saha to score in the 2009 FA Cup Final – the fastest final goal on record
Good luck to both Manchester City F.C. and Watford F.C. this weekend!
Blog written by Dan, Marketing Co-ordinator