Manchester City top-scorer Sergio Aguero is left out of the starting XI for the FA Cup final against Watford as Riyad Mahrez retains his place.
top-scorer Manchester City has only been named on the bench for this afternoon's Sergio Aguero final against FA Cup at Wembley. Watford
The Argentine has scored more FA Cup goals than any other player since the start of the 2011-12 season, but despite netting 32 times across all competitions this term he misses out to
in Gabriel Jesus 's starting XI. Pep Guardiola
Aguero is one of a number of notable absentees for the treble-chasing English champions, with
only on the bench and the injured Kevin De Bruyne absent altogether. Fernandinho retains his place for Guardiola following his starring role in the Riyad Mahrez title-clinching win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
Indeed, the only change from that triumph over the Seagulls is Jesus's start in place of Aguero, whereas Watford make two changes from their
final-day defeat to West Ham United.
replaces Heurelho Gomes for what will be his final game for the club, while Ben Foster starts at centre-back in place of Adrian Mariappa . Christian Kabasele
Watford are able to start
after his red card was overturned, while semi-final hero Jose Holebas has overcome a dead leg to also feature. Gerard Deulofeu Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Bernardo, Gundogan, D Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling Subs: Muric, Danilo, Stones, Aguero, De Bruyne, Sane, Otamendi Watford: Gomes; Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas; Deulofeu, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney Subs: Foster, Janmaat, Cleverley, Success, Masina, Gray, Kabasele
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