CONFIRMED: Manchester City & Watford line-ups - Lopes and Rodwell start

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Here is how Manchester City and Watford will line-up for this afternoon’s match.

Manchester City starting XI: Pantilimon, Richards, Demichelis, Lescott, Kolarov, Navas, Rodwell, Toure, Lopes, Aguero, Dzeko

Subs: Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Clichy, Fernandinho, Jovetic

Watford starting XI: Bond, Faraoni, Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand, Pudil, Anya, Battocchio, Murray, Forestieri, Deeney

Subs: Almunia, Hoban, O'Nien, Ranegie, Cassetti, Abdi, Fabbrini

Talk of the quadruple will continue until an opponent rules out such fanciful notions with either a shock or a Champions League lesson. But what chance that side being Watford?

Manchester City do not really have a second-string. They simply have lots of quality players and a manager who knows exactly how and when to use them. So Watford will have to produce the performance of a life-time to cause a shock this afternoon.

With just two wins in their last 16 matches, the Hornets may simply park the bus and hope for the best. But with their league matches taken precedence, this could simply be a case of enjoying the day and taking from it whatever they can.

What do you think the result will be this afternoon?

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