Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Watford vs Manchester City, Premier League

Watford vs Manchester City, Premier League

Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the English Premier League as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace clinched a crucial 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday. "Today we had a reason for the fragility".

The Reds fell behind to an early Stuart Armstrong strike and when Cedric doubled Southampton's lead from an excellent free-kick the signs looked ominous.

That sparked what is fast becoming a trademark recovery from United.

And Raheem Sterling had the most impressive stats of anyone up for the award, with 3 goals and 3 assists.

Europe is a top priority for the club and Gundogan said the defeats to Jurgen Klopp's side last season showed how they can not afford any slip-ups if they are to win the Champions League. After all, Bournemouth just can't keep him down.

Man City are set to be without top striker Sergio Aguero for tonight's Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road.

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring shortly after the quarter-hour mark at City of Manchester Stadium here on Saturday when he pounced on the rebound after Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had saved a shot by Leroy Sane, reports Efe.

The pair have been effectively engaged in a straight fight for the wide left position in Guardiola's attack, with Mahrez having made one less start than Sane but having been involved in one more league game when substitute appearances are factored in.

"We played one weak half against Liverpool in Champions League and that was that one weak half too many".

Watford's miserable afternoon was compounded in the closing stages when Etienne Capoue was given a straight red card after an apparent two-footed challenge on Kelechi Iheanacho. "I'm not here to say whether this is a better side than Bayern Munich or Barcelona".

"I was keeping the ball in the corner".

While talking about Gabriel Jesus, Pep Guardiola said "He just needs to relax", and then added, "I love his work ethic". "I needed to make an impact".

The City manager, blessed with an embarrassment of riches in virtually every position, admits that team selection is one of the most hard aspects of his job.

In Aguero's absence, Sterling produced the game-breaking contribution and moved level with his esteemed team-mate on eight Premier League goals this season.

Like this: