Man City Extend Lead With Win Over Watford
The reigning champions Manchester City got a fairly comfortable win at Watford with a 2-1 victory to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.
City had controlled Tuesday’s game and led through goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez but Abdoulaye Doucoure scrambled in for Watford in the 85th minute to give the hosts hope of an unlikely comeback.
Watford sent goalkeeper Ben Foster forward for set-pieces in a frantic finish, with Pep Guardiola introducing defensive reinforcements to deal with the pressure, but the visitors held on for their seventh successive league win. City have now won 13 league games in 15 games this term.
Watford did not give up though and put up a good fight right to the final whistle. The hosts, without a win since October, pushed City deep into their half but could not stop them from the win.
This victory saw City re-establish their five-point lead at the top of the table, which could be cut to two when Liverpool play Burnley on Wednesday.