Watford easily overcame Bristol City last night to book an FA Cup fourth round tie with either Manchester City or Blackburn Rovers.
Goals from Marco Davide Faraoni and Lewis McGugan made sure Watford progressed to the next round leaving City to concentrate fully on their league status.
City had great chance early doors to take the lead, but Johnathan Bond was up to the job of stopping the City striker’s effort.
Then the Hornets could have taken the lead when Troy Deeney went close but his near-post header from McGugan’s corner shot across the face of goal.
The next McGugan centre to come in found Faraoni at the back post and he fired the ball home at the back post via a deflection off Karleigh Osborne.
Bobby Reid threatened to pull level but fired a shot over the bar from close range; the Marlon Pack brought the best out of Watford keeper Bond early in the second half.
But the end of the game for Bristol City came when after a tackle on Deeney, the ball fell to McGugan who fired into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill said after the game: ‘We’ve played well in both the games. Sometimes you get that opportunity in a home game to get a result but we didn’t do that. They’re a good team; they’ve got some very good players.
‘Had our chances gone in the first half it might have been a different game but good luck to them Watford, they’re a good club.’
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