When is the 2019 FA Cup final: Manchester City vs. Watford


Find out the date and details of the 2019 FA Cup final.

Who is in the final?

It will be played between Manchester City and Watford.

When does the match kick off?

The match takes place on Saturday, May 18 at 17:00 local time (12:00 EDT/09:00 PDT) at Wembley Stadium.

Can I watch the game on ESPN+?

Yes, the game will be broadcast live on ESPN + (US only). Click through to start your free 7-day trial, and also check out the viewers’ guide.

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Will the winners qualify for Europe?

If Manchester City win the FA Cup, then the place reserved for the winners will be transferred to the Premier League. It means 5th and 6th in the Premier League will go direct to the Europa League group stage, while 7th will enter the competition in the second qualifying round.

If Watford win the FA Cup, they will qualify direct to the Europa League group stage along with 5th in the Premier League. It would also mean that 6th will start out in the second qualifying round. There would be no berth in Europe for the team that finishes 7th.  

There is no place in Europe for the FA Cup runners-up, though Watford could yet finish seventh and still claim a Europa League spot despite losing the final.

Who is the referee?

The Football Association will announce the match referee closer to the game.

Who won the final in 2018?

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0, with the winning goal coming from Eden Hazard.

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