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Relive Watford v Bristol City: Hornets through to round four with professional victory over Robins
No upset as Watford beat Bristol City 3-0 in FA Cup third round
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Watford comfortably beat a much-changed Bristol City in the FA Cup third round as striker Troy Deeney returned with a goal after a four-match suspension.
Troy Deeney’s diving header snuffed out any threat of an upset as Watford eased past Bristol City 3-0 and into the FA Cup fourth round.
Bristol City’s giant-killing exploits came to a shuddering halt at Watford where goals from Andre Carillo, Troy Deeney and Etienne Capoue gave the home side victory and avenged their 3-2 defeat by Lee Johnson’s men in the Carabao Cup in August.
It comes to something when it’s the Premier League club that fields a virtually full-strength side – or as close to full strength as injuries permit, Richarlíson’s overdue rest aside – and the Championship upstart that makes seven changes in gives debuts to a couple of kids.
The Hornets had been in control for the whole game, but the most pleasing thing was that they had bucked the recent trend by scoring the goals that were needed to finish the game off.