FA Cup final 2019 on the BBC

Date: 15.05.2019     Last updated: 15.05.2019 at 14.00
The FA Cup Final 2019 (kick-off 5pm, BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 5 live) will see Manchester City take on Watford at the home of English Football, Wembley Stadium.

Newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City are looking to round off a memorable year as they aim to secure an historic treble and add the FA Cup to the trophy cabinet.

  • FA Cup final 2019: Manchester City v Watford live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website
  • Match Of The Day’s Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright lead TV coverage
  • Chart-topping musician Lewis Capaldi is a live guest on Football Focus
  • MOTD: Cup Final Clash - BBC iPlayer exclusive programme previewing the final available from Friday morning presented by Jermaine Jenas
  • Catch up with the story of the cup with The Road To Wembley fronted by YouTube star ChrisMD
  • 5 live coverage presented by Mark Chapman along with Dion Dublin, John Murray and Ian Dennis
  • Vote on the goal of the tournament on the BBC Sport website

Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Shearer and Ian Wright in the Match Of The Day studio for the main event live on BBC One and iPlayer from 3.55pm. Former players Shaun Wright-Phillips, John Barnes and Luther Blissett will be guests pitchside along with FA Cup winning manager Roberto Martinez - the last manager to beat Manchester City in a cup final with Wigan Athletic. Features across the day include an interview with England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and a behind the scenes look at the Watford team. Dan Walker and Eilidh Barbour are pitchside capturing all of the atmosphere and speaking to representatives from both sides while Guy Mowbray and Jermaine Jenas are on commentary duties.

A special edition of Football Focus (1pm, BBC One and iPlayer) comes live from Wembley Stadium; presenter Dan Walker will be alongside Alex Scott, Roberto Martinez and chart-topping musician Lewis Capaldi. There’s also interviews with Pep Guardiola and Andre Gray, plus the views from both sets of fans on how they see the cup final going.

Jason Mohammad hosts The FA Cup Show (2pm, BBC One and iPlayer) which includes an special documentary on the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, a look back at how both teams reached the final in The Road To Wembley and how successful the FA People’s Cup has been as five-a-side teams across the country compete to be crowned champions and lift their trophies at Wembley on cup final day.
In addition to the packed schedule on cup final day, Jermaine Jenas will host Cup Final Clash (available from Friday 17 May on iPlayer) alongside Craig Mitch, Reece Parkinson and Amy Drucquer. Tune in to see England and Manchester City defender John Stones select his favourite tracks for the MOTD Mix, Craig Mitch takes in the Watford experience, Amy meets a new kit designer creating a cup final kit and Ian Wright hosts a cup final special of his Tekkers Challenge.

YouTube football star ChrisMD guides us through the story of the FA Cup this year (Wednesday 15 May, 11.35pm, BBC One) - The Road To Wembley will reflect on all of the funny moments, best goals, VAR drama and FA Cup shocks.

On Cup final day, BBC Breakfast (6-10am, BBC One and iPlayer) will officially start the day with regular live reports and guest appearances from Wembley throughout Saturday morning to get viewers excited for what’s to come that afternoon.

FA Cup final highlights will also be available on BBC One and iPlayer later that evening for anyone who missed the game or wants to relive their team’s victory all over again.

5 live will deliver full coverage from Wembley Stadium as Mark Chapman, Dion Dublin, Ian Dennis and John Murray bring listeners all of the excitement and match action on the day. Robbie Savage and Emma Saunders host 606 live from Wembley after the final.

Ahead of the match, BBC Sport online brings features on Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden and a look at how Watford have developed into an established Premier League side along with all the latest team news and match preview.

Follow the live text commentary page on the BBC Sport website from 1pm which will cover every kick of the match and bring in what the pundits and audience are saying about the Wembley final. Alan Shearer adds his insight with post-match analysis along with chief football writer Phil McNulty.

Fans can have their say on the teams by using the BBC Sport Player Rater from half-time onwards and will also be able to vote on the all-important goal of the tournament.

You can also subscribe to football alerts in the BBC Sport app and receive the latest FA Cup final alerts direct to your phone.

Follow @bbcsport and @bbcfootball on Instagram on cup final day for game highlights and go behind the scenes at Wembley as our host will take followers close to the action and catch up with special guests, including Alex Scott.