By Cian Hallahan
Find out more about our visitors ahead of tonight's game at Vicarage Road.
Nickname: The Citizens, The Sky Blues
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Stadium: The Etihad (Capacity - 55,097)
Trivia: City moved into their current stadium in 2003, after it was built for the Commonwealth Games. They christened the new ground with a friendly win against Barcelona.
European Cup Winners’ Cup (1970)
FA Cup (1904, 1934, 1956, 1969 and 2011)
League Cup (1970, 1976, 2014, 2016 and 2018)
Community Shield (1937-38, 1968-69, 1972-73, 2012-13 and 2018-19)
Division 1 (1936-37, 1967-68, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2017-18)
Division 2 (1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-28, 1946-47, 1965-66, 2001-02)
Manchester City dominated the Premier League last season, winning the title almost a month before the season concluded. The club seemed to smash record after record last year, including setting new Premier League records for most points scored (100), most goals scored (106) and most league wins in a season (32).
There was also a time last season where many people believed City would go unbeaten and become the latest ‘invincibles’. Although this was not meant to be, City were still able to equal another Premier League record of 11 consecutive away wins.
Last Time Out At The Vic
Last time the Hornets hosted City, Sergio Agüero netted a hat-trick as Watford lost 6-0. City scored 100 more Premier League goals throughout the season which set the Premier League record.
The Boss - Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in July 2016, and since then has been awarded five Manager of the Month awards all of which came during 2017. Four of these awards were won in successive months from September, through to December.
Guardiola was voted Manager of the Season during last season’s campaign and will be hoping to achieve the same come the end of this season.
One To Watch - Raheem Sterling
With two goals in City’s past two Premier League games, the Hornets defenders will have to be switched on as the in-form Raheem Sterling will be looking to continue the great season he is having.
Sterling has eight goals and six assists already this season, and with the high quality of players around him, his key passes and blistering pace could pose a major threat to Javi Gracia’s side.
Played For Both - Tony Coton
Throughout a 19-year career, Tony Coton was an influential player at both Watford and Manchester City. Described by many as Watford’s greatest goalkeeper, it was easy to see why Graham Taylor chose to invest £300,000 into the Staffordshire-born star during the summer of 1984.
He won the Player of the Season award three times while playing for Watford, and also after moving to Manchester City in 1990, he went on to win the same honour with the Sky Blues another two times.
A Game To Remember - Manchester City 4-2 Watford
January 24, 2014 saw the Hornets travel to The Etihad for the second time in two years for an FA Cup tie. This game saw Watford take an emphatic lead after two goals in quick succession.
The first when Fernando Forestieri got on the end of a Troy Deeney flick, and the second when Deeney himself slotted home against Costel Pantilimon, who in more recent times several games for the Hornets.
After the break, Hornet’s hearts were broken as Sergio Agüero netted a hat-trick, and a long distance strike from Aleksandar Kolarov found the Watford net, and saw City reach the fifth round of the cup.