The last time Bristol City beat Watford that included £60m Spurs man - gallery

Bristol City haven’t won against Watford since August 2017 - and one current Robins star featured in that victory.

Bristol City's position in the Championship is all but secure and up next, they face a side that are on to their third manager this season.

Nigel Pearson, who has been at Ashton Gate is the third longest serving manager, despite this being only his second full season in charge. The Hornets, who Pearson once managed the Hertfordshire side, had Rob Edwards at the start of the campaign, but he never got to manage them against City, and then Slaven Bilic took charge but come Saturday it will be Chris Wilder in the home dugout.

Despite their ever-growing list of managers, Watford have always been tricky opposition for City, and it's nearly six years since they last tasted victory against them. It was in August 2017, on route to the Carabao Cup semi-final that Lee Johnson's side overcame Watford, who were in the Premier League at the time and managed by Marco Silva, who is now Fulham boss.

A goalless first-half saw Famara Diedhiou replaced by Bobby Reid, but it was the hosts that opened the scoring with Etienne Capoue scoring two minutes after the restart. City equalised 12 minutes later though with Freddie Hinds scoring his first goal in professional football and then substitute Reid to put the Championship side in front.

Watford chased an equaliser but Joe Holebas was sent off and that allowed Niclas Eliasson to score in the third minute of stoppage time. Arian Mariappa, who would go on to play for City, pulled one back but it wouldn't be enough with Watford being one of several Premier League teams they defeated.

Watford: Gomes, Mariappa, Prodl, Kabasele, Holebas, Capoue (Cleverley, 79), Watson, Amrabat (Success, 46), Hughes (Gray, 70), Richarlison, Deeney.

Goals: Capoue 46, Mariappa 90+5

Yellow Card: Holebas 52, 88

Bristol City: Fielding, Kelly, Flint, Magnusson, Vyner, O'Dowda, O'Neil, Hegeler (Smith, 60), Eliasson, Hinds (Taylor, 77), Diedhiou (Reid, 46)

Goals: Hinds 59, Reid 67, Eliasson 90+3