Watford 0 Man City 4: Sterling double sparks romp as brilliant Foden deepens Hornets’ drop fears

RAHEEM STERLING’S double sparked a City romp laced by Phil Foden’s brilliance as Watford’s drop fears deepened.

Foden tapped City‘s third and Aymeric Laporte headed home as Pep Guardiola‘s men went 15 points clear of third-placed Chelsea.

Man City raider Raheem Sterling celebrates after completing his first-half double in the easiest of victories

Raheem Sterling watches as his second goal beats Watford keeper Ben Foster

Phil Foden is on hand for a simple third goal for Man City, just reward for his outstanding performance

Impressive Sterling struck on 31 and 40 minutes to all but kill the game off as City dominated at their own pace.

His first turned a routine move into something special, as Kyle Walker picked up a loose ball for a precision cross that Sterling fired home via two sublime touches.

And his second was a tap-in from a rebound off his own penalty, which had been superbly foiled by busy home keeper Ben Foster.

Sterling himself had won the spot-kick, when his beautiful touch from a Foden pass induced a foul from Will Hughes.

Craig Dawson headed a gaping chance for Watford straight at City keeper Ederson on the stroke of half-time.

But that was a rare counter-threat for the outclassed Hornets.

And ever-lively Foden bagged City’s easy third goal on 63 minutes.

Kevin de Bruyne delightfully sent Sterling free, Foster foiling his effort well but Foden slotting in the loose ball

Laporte was soon left unmarked to head in De Bruyne’s free-kick.

Then Gabriel Jesus had a header rightly ruled for offside at the death – a VAR decision that might yet prove crucial for Watford’s goal difference in their fight to stay up.

Aymeric Laporte enjoys making it 4-0 as City totally outplayed Watford


By: Ian Tuckey
Title: Watford 0 Man City 4: Sterling double sparks romp as brilliant Foden deepens Hornets’ drop fears
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Published Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:53:28 +0000

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