EPL Wrap: Manchester City score six of the best in Watford rout

Posted September 18, 2017

Watford, who have eight points from four games this season, have not won against Manchester City in the Premier League, losing four of their past six meetings.

He'll get the chance to equal the record, held by Robin van Persie, at the end of the month, when City play Chelsea, and while the Londoners have a mean defence, you wouldn't bet against Aguero extending his streak. Their partnership could be one of the most destructive in Premier League history.

Fourth-placed Watford remain unbeaten under new boss Marco Silva and Guardiola said: "I was impressed with their last performance against Southampton [a 2-0 win]".

They making quotes as "The City have the worst Premier League disciplinary record".

Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute, heading home De Bruyne's superb free kick, and doubled the lead within four minutes when he converted Silva's teasing cross from close range.

MF Bernardo Silva, 7 - Replacing Jesus on 65 minutes, the midfielder kept the creative play going well. Mo Salah quickly restored parity, but despite Jurgen Klopp's men registering no fewer than 35 shots at goal during the game they failed to score the second goal that would have secured all three points. "A hat-trick is not easy, but he did it, so he deserves all the credit".

But Aguero provided only half of City's scoring total.

Aguero set up Gabriel Jesus for another, Nicolas Otamendi powered home a header and Raheem Sterling despatched a penalty in the 89th minute to complete the rout.

But Guardiola, whose side travel to Watford on Saturday, has been quick to knock back any idea of a fallout and says the Ivorian will be a key figure for his team this season.

MF Kevin De Bruyne, 9 - Once again, De Bruyne was the shining light in the middle.

The Hornets have looked very hard to beat under Marco Silva this season, and this could be a potential banana-peel for Pep Guardiola's side. This season, they seem to have that system down pat.

Pellegrini coached Real Madrid in the 2009-10 campaign, a season in which Guardiola steered Barca to the La Liga title. "But we just want to win trophies - it doesn't matter whether you win individual awards". The subsequent goal was the first that Jonas Lossl has conceded at home in the Premier League this season. On Saturday, an early goal from Burnley prevented them from doing the same in the Premier League, drawing 1-1 with Burnley at Anfield.

Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are so effective because they are exploiting the fact that central defenders are used to playing against one centre forward, not two.

Liverpool responded in kind three minutes later.