Last Updated: 05/01/13 4:51pm
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.
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.
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.
Straight down the other end and Deeney has a chance for Watford, but he fails to get his effort on target.
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.
Watford win a corner as Vydra's shot is deflected behind but the corner comes to nothing for the visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The referee brings the first half to a close and City lead 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Tevez and Barry.
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.
Silva gets to the byline and his dangerous cross goes right across the face of goal before going out of play.
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.
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.
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.
Watford have a good chance on the break as Vydra goes clear, but Lescott is on hand to clear the danger.
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.
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 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.
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Watford XI: Bond; Doyley, Ekstrand, Nosworthy; Cassetti, Chalobah, Eustace, Pudil; Forestieri, Deeney, Vydra
Man City XI: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Garcia, Barry, Milner, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko
Some early team news and Mario Balotelli starts on the bench for Man City after his bust-up with Roberto Mancini earlier this week.
Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Manchester City's FA third round clash with Watford from the Etihad Stadium .