Manchester City slammed Watford for six on Saturday afternoon with a dazzling display of trickery, fine goal scoring ability and surly a sign they could win the Premier League title this season.
Sergio Aguero scored two goals in the first half, and then rounded off his hat-trick in the second to score his 10th hat-trick in City colours. Gabriel Jesus grabbed his fourth goal so far this season before the break in what was wonderful first half for City.
Nicolas Otamendi headed home City’s fourth goal of the afternoon on the 63rd minute, with Raheem Sterling rounding off the afternoon with an 89th minute penalty after he was brought down in the box by Watford player Christian Kabasele.
It was the Hornets heavies defeat ever in the top division in English football, and the loss ends their good start to the season. Watford move to 11th in the table, and will be hoping to get back on track next weekend.
Meanwhile Man City certainly like going to Vicarage Road, they have scored eleven goals on their last two visits to the ground. That is more goals than what Watford have scored in their last nine matches at the stadium.
Two big players for City so far this season have been Jesus and Aguero. The former has been directly involved in 15 goals in his 15 Premier League appearances (11 goals, 4 assists).
Aguero has been involved in 11 goals in five appearances against Watford in all competitions (nine goals, two assists). He is also two goals off becoming the all-time record goal scorer at the club. The current record is held by Eric Brook who scored a 177 goals while at Manchester City, the Argentinian has 175 so far.
On the tremendous win, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “We played so good. Here at Watford it is complicated. Last season Manchester United and Arsenal lost and this year Liverpool was not able to win.
“They were unbeaten until now so to score six goals – especially away and especially after being away in the Champions League – we played like a team and we are so happy.
While Watford manager Marco Silva commented: “I think the first goal was offside, the second goal we made a big mistake and maybe the third goal is offside too; this is the truth.
“We had one clear penalty. I’m sure it wouldn’t change the result, but would give more confidence in this moment.”
City head to the Hawthorns on Wednesday night to face West Brom in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Watford’s next game is an away trip to Wales to play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.