Man City survive FA Cup scare

2014-01-25 19:46
Sergio Aguero (AFP)

Manchester - Sergio Aguero's second-half hat-trick spared Manchester City from a major FA Cup upset as they overcame a two-goal deficit to beat second-tier Watford 4-2 in the fourth round on Saturday.

But the Championship visitors had appeared on the brink of an upset thanks to first-half goals from Fernando Forestieri and Troy Deeney - the only player in their 18-man squad for whom they paid a transfer fee.

Kolarov deceived Bond to put City in front before Aguero added the coup de grace with his 25th goal of the season.

English FA Cup results:


Fourth round

Birmingham 1 (Novak 15) Swansea 2 (Bony 67, 69)

Bolton 0 Cardiff 1 (Campbell 50)

Bournemouth 0 Liverpool 2 (Moses 26, Sturridge 60)

Huddersfield 0 Charlton 1 (Church 54)

Manchester City 4 (Aguero 60, 79, 90, Kolarov 87) Watford 2 (Forestieri 21, Deeney 30)

Port Vale 1 (Robertson 36) Brighton 3 (Ince 27, March 43, Obika 78)

Rochdale 1 (Rose 60) Sheffield Wednesday 2 (Mattock 51, Onyewu 57)

Southampton 2 (Guly 23-pen, Gallagher 70) Yeovil 0

Southend 0 Hull 2 (Fryatt 63, 90)

Stevenage 0 Everton 4 (Naismith 6, 32, Heitinga 55, Gueye 84)

Sunderland 1 (Mavrias 5) Kidderminster 0

Wigan 2 (Watson 36, McClean 78) Crystal Palace 1 (Wilbraham 69)


Arsenal 4 (Podolski 15, 27, Giroud 84, Cazorla 89) Coventry 0

Nottingham Forest 0 Preston 0


Chelsea v Stoke (17:30), Sheffield United v Fulham (15:00)

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