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11:00am Saturday 5th January 2013 in Sport
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- Man City went into the break 2-0 up after goals by Carlos Tevez and Gareth Barry.
- City took the lead on 25 minutes after John Eustace was booked for a foul 22 yrds from goal. Tevez generated superb power on his free kick to score in the far corner
- Fernando Forestieri had a chance to equalise immediately as he was through one-on-one but Costel Pantilimon saved low down to his left
- But City doubled their lead shortly before the break when Barry headed in a cross from the left
- Watford made six changes to their starting line-up. Nyron Nosworthy, Lloyd Doyley and John Eustace all came into the side after injury lay-offs
- Gianfranco Zola named Matej Vydra, Troy Deeney and Fernando Forestieri in the starting XI as part of a front three
- Manuel Almunia, Fitz Hall and Jonathan Hogg all have hamstring injuries. Almen Abdi has a pelvis problem and Watford said Tommie Hoban was rested
Manchester City: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Garcia, Barry, Milner, Silva; Tevez, Dzeko
Subs: Hart, Rekik, Nastasic, Sinclair, Lopes, Suarez, Balotelli
Watford: Bond; Doyley, Ekstrand, Nosworthy; Cassetti, Chalobah, Eustace, Pudil; Forestieri, Deeney, Vydra
Subs: Bonham, Neuton, Anya, Battocchio, Yeates, Bia, Geijo
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