Manchester City beat Watford 3-1


Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road
Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road

Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road – Reigning champions Manchester City claimed the top spot in the Premier League for the first time this season as Bernardo Silva scored twice in a 3-1 victory at Watford on Saturday. Raheem Sterling’s early header paved the way to a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s side who made the most of morning leaders Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham United. Follow Live Football news and updates on InsideSport.IN

Silva fired in from a tight angle in the 31st minute and put City in cruise control just past the hour mark when he curled a delightful effort into the top corner. In truth City’s winning margin should have been bigger against a struggling Watford side who were given some late hope when Cucho Hernandez pulled a goal back. City’s fifth successive league win lifted them to 35 points from 15 games, one point ahead of Liverpool and two ahead of Chelsea in what is shaping up to be a three-way title tussle.

Scorers: (MCI) Sterling 4′, Bernardo 31′, 63′; (WAT) Cucho 74′

Manchester City jumped back to the top of the Premier League after cruising past Watford at Vicarage Road.

It took City just four minutes to take the lead when Raheem Sterling was left unmarked to head home Phil Foden’s pinpoint cross. After Jack Grealish and Sterling went close to doubling the visitors’ lead, Bernardo added their second after reacting quickest to fire beyond Daniel Bachmann.

Bernardo continued his fine run of form in the second half, securing his brace after drifting inside from the right and curling beautifully into the far corner. Cucho Hernández netted a consolation for the hosts after his initial effort was saved by Ederson but they were outclassed considerably by their opponents.

Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road

Watford vs Manchester City
Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road

There may have only been a two-goal gap between them in the final analysis, but Manchester City were always on top against a hesitant Watford side and should have scored more at Vicarage Road. Nonetheless, the champions return to the summit of the Premier League table with a richly deserved win, which was inspired by their star man of recent weeks, Bernardo Silva.

A total of 26 shots – with half finding the target and several being repelled by Watford’s inspired goalkeeper – demonstrates City’s supremacy today, and they can now rest some weary legs for a Champions League tie which is a dead rubber from their point of view. Ranieri’s Hornets, meanwhile, next face a significant basement battle with faltering Brentford on Friday.

Watford vs Manchester City: Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to lead title race ahead of Chelsea & Liverpool; Bernardo produces magic at Vicarage Road





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