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Man City Return To Winning Way After Defeating Watford

Man City Return To Winning Way After Defeating Watford

by | 3rd January 2018
Raheem Sterling celebrating after scoring the opening goal.

Manchester City bounced back quickly after their 18-game winning streak come to an end, beating Watford 3-1 on Tuesday to establish a 15-point lead in the Premier League.

 

City took just just 38 seconds to open the scoring as Raheem Sterling slotted home Leroy Sane’s cross for the quickest goal in the Premier League this season.

 

After failing to score at Palace and going the last hour without a goal in the previous game at Newcastle, Pep Guardiola‘s team had played for 150 minutes without scoring, a drought by their prolific standards.

 

City then doubled their lead when Kevin de Bruyne‘s cross was turned into his own net by a sliding Christian Kabasele.

 

De Bruyne, who started the match after recovering quickly from a nasty looking injury against Palace, then had a free-kick tipped on to the bar by Heurelho Gomes.

 

City got the third goal their dominance merited when Sergio Aguero scored from close range after the Watford goalkeeper parried De Bruyne’s cross.

 

Andre Gray netted a late consolation for Watford, tapping home Andre Carrillo‘s low cross.

 

The visitors, who remain 10th by virtue of their early season form, have lost 10 of their past 14 games.