• 2nd Half
  • Watford
  • Manchester City
  • Sterling (P)
    89'
  • Agüero
    81'
  • SilvaSané
    78'
  • GrayDeeney
    74'
  • ChalobahCapoue
    70'
  • De BruyneGündogan
    66'
  • JesusSilva
    65'
  • CleverleyPereyra
    65'
  • Otamendi
    63'
  • 1st Half
  • Watford
  • Manchester City
  • Doucoure
    40'
  • Jesus
    38'
  • Agüero
    31'
  • Holebas
    29'
  • Agüero
    27'
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Watford - Manchester City
Premier League - 16 September 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

That's full time. City win 6-0, one better than last week. Aguero has his sixth Premier League hat-trick, and 299 career goals. City go top, at least until Sunday night. An impressive showing, and Watford weren't even that bad.

90+2' 

City are keeeping the ball, Watford are happy they are doing so nowhere near the goal.

90+1' 

There will be three minutes of added time. Gundogan looks for a seventh, and blasts a shot from outside the box into a crowd of defenders.

89' 

GOAL! Watford 0-6 Manchester City. Sterling scores - Kabesele slides in late on Sterling in the box, and it's a clear penalty. Sterling asks Guardiola for permission to replace Aguero for the spot-kick, and he coolly slots home.

87' 

Mendy fires in a low cross that is somehow scrambled away by Watford.

86' 

Watford have decided to try to keep the ball for a while. While they aren't going to score that way, it at least makes another conceded goal less likely.

84' 

There's still time for Aguero to get his 300th career goal.

  • Sergio Agüero
    GoalSergio AgüeroManchester CityGOAL! Watford 0-5 Manchester City. Aguero scores - Aguero collects the ball outside the box on the right, cuts into the box and eases past a block of defenders. With room for a shot, he drives a shot into the far corner.
    TodayGoals3Assists1On target3Blocked Shots1
81' 

GOAL! Watford 0-5 Manchester City. Aguero scores - Aguero collects the ball outside the box on the right, cuts into the box and eases past a block of defenders. With room for a shot, he drives a shot into the far corner.

79' 

Deeney runs towards Holebas's long ball, but Ederson is able to claim. Kabasele has been able to return to action, too.

  • Leroy Sané
    OffDavid SilvaManchester CitySilva off, Sane on for his 100th career appearance.
    Dans ce matchAssists2On target1Blocked Shots2Fouls against1
  • Leroy Sané
    OnLeroy SanéManchester City
78' 

Silva off, Sane on for his 100th career appearance.

75' 

Kabasele looks in pain after stretching to block Sterling's shot. The shot went wide, he caught Sterling, and Sterling then caught him in the head with his studs.

  • Troy Deeney
    OffAndre GrayWatfordGray is off, and Deeney is on in his place.
    Dans ce matchOffsides1
  • Troy Deeney
    OnTroy DeeneyWatford
74' 

Gray is off, and Deeney is on in his place.

73' 

A flick-on from a corner finds Capoue running at the back post, but he heads wide.

72' 

Just 20 minutes left, or thereabouts. City need to hope that Watford don't hit a quick five goals in that period.

  • Etienne Capoue
    OffNathaniel ChalobahWatfordCapoue replaces Chalobah.
    Dans ce matchBlocked Shots1
  • Etienne Capoue
    OnEtienne CapoueWatford
70' 

Capoue replaces Chalobah.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    OffKevin De BruyneManchester CityGundogan is on to make a rare appearance, coming back from injury. De Bruyne is off.
    Dans ce matchAssists1On target1Fouls against2Wide2
  • Ilkay Gündogan
    OnIlkay GündoganManchester City
66' 

Gundogan is on to make a rare appearance, coming back from injury. De Bruyne is off.

  • Bernardo Silva
    OffGabriel JesusManchester CityPereyra and Bernardo are on for Cleverley and Jesus respectively.
    Dans ce matchGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1
  • Bernardo Silva
    OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
65' 

Pereyra and Bernardo are on for Cleverley and Jesus respectively.

  • Nicolás Otamendi
    GoalNicolás OtamendiManchester CityGOAL! Watford 0-4 Manchester City. Otamendi scores - A Silva cross from a short corner is thundered in to seal victory for City.
    TodayGoals1On target1Free Kicks1
64' 

GOAL! Watford 0-4 Manchester City. Otamendi scores - A Silva cross from a short corner is thundered in to seal victory for City.

63'

David Silva collects the ball in the box after a clever backheel from Aguero, and drives a shot from a tight angle that Gomes pushes away.

62' 

City win another corner, from the same side. De Bruyne takes again, City take it short, and eventually Sterling finds Jesus, and his pass is intercepted.

61' 

Mendy is found by Silva on the left. A driven cross is slightly nicked on the way through, and it's a corner on the right wing for City.

58' 

Richarlison goes down after a clash of heads with Walker. Walker's fine, but Richarlison needs a little attention before being able to get back into things.

53' 

Aguero almost grabs his hat-trick, but Chalobah is down injured as City play on. City are entitled to play on, but Watford had been appealing for what seemed a decent shout for a penalty after Walker clattered into Chalobah in the box.

52' 

Carrillo wins a corner on the left wing for Watford.

50' 

Fernandinho is under pressure in his own box, but he buys a foul. The ref tells Cleverley to give over with his complaints, and City play it out from the back.

48'

Carrillo has the chance to shoot from inside the box, to the right-hand side, and he curls a shot just wide of the far post.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We go again.

  • End of 1st Half
45+2' 

That's half time. A blistering start from City, who had a touch of fortune with the opener. Once ahead though, they have sat in Watford's half and been superb. See you in 15 minutes.

45' 

There will be two minutes of added time.

42' 

Silva picks out Sterling on the right. He slips in De Bruyne, but his cross from inside the box is cut out at the near post.

41' 

De Bruyne has the curl right on his free kick, but not the height. It's well over the bar and Gomes doesn't need to worry.

  • Abdoulaye Doucoure
    Yellow cardAbdoulaye DoucoureWatfordDoucoure is given a yellow for a couple attempts to trip Sterling as he pelted down the middle.
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40' 

Doucoure is given a yellow for a couple attempts to trip Sterling as he pelted down the middle.

39' 

It appears that - just - Aguero was actually offside for the first goal. It is barely perceptible on the replay, so hardly the worst decision.

  • Gabriel Jesus
    GoalGabriel JesusManchester CityGOAL! Watford 0-3 Manchester City. Jesus scores - Aguero cuts in from teh right, 40 yards from goal. He dashes to just outside the D, then lays the ball off to his right for Jesus's run into the box, which he guides past Gomes into the far corner.
    TodayGoals1On target1
38' 

GOAL! Watford 0-3 Manchester City. Jesus scores - Aguero cuts in from teh right, 40 yards from goal. He dashes to just outside the D, then lays the ball off to his right for Jesus's run into the box, which he guides past Gomes into the far corner.

36'

De Bruyne jink into the box after receiving Sterling's pass, but his low shot is straight at Gomes.

33' 

Jesus waits for a loose ball to run to him in the box. He attempts to find Aguero quickly, but Watford close him down.

  • Sergio Agüero
    GoalSergio AgüeroManchester CityGOAL! Watford 0-2 Manchester City. Aguero scores - Jesus toes a lovely pass into the path of Silva's run, and from the byline he crosses towards goal. Gomes flails at it, but can't stop it running to Aguero who taps into an empty net.
    TodayGoals2On target2Blocked Shots1Wide2
31' 

GOAL! Watford 0-2 Manchester City. Aguero scores - Jesus toes a lovely pass into the path of Silva's run, and from the byline he crosses towards goal. Gomes flails at it, but can't stop it running to Aguero who taps into an empty net.

30' 

Holebas barges over Walker on the right, who wants a free kick. It isn't forthcoming - nevertheless, Holebas is taking a lot of risks at the moment.

  • Jose Holebas
    Yellow cardJose HolebasWatfordA terrible challenge from Holebas. It wasn't especially dangerous, but he went in deliberately late on De Bruyne on the right wing, and has rightly been booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1
29' 

A terrible challenge from Holebas. It wasn't especially dangerous, but he went in deliberately late on De Bruyne on the right wing, and has rightly been booked.

  • Sergio Agüero
    GoalSergio AgüeroManchester CityGOAL! Watford 0-1 Manchester City - De Bruyne curls in a kick from the left, and Aguero leaps at the near post to glance past Gomes - he was left unmarked.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Wide2
27' 

GOAL! Watford 0-1 Manchester City - De Bruyne curls in a kick from the left, and Aguero leaps at the near post to glance past Gomes - he was left unmarked.

26' 

Cleverley cleans out Stones in midfield. It's a surprise he didn't get booked A free kick 40 yards out from goal, on the left wing.

24'

Holebas whips in a cross onto the penalty spot, and Richarlison glances the effort just wide of the far post.

23' 

Richarlison cleverly tempts Walker into a foul on the left wing, teasing him with the ball just out of reach. Janmaat is now back on the pitch.

21' 

Another City corner, this time on the right wing. It's taken short, worked to Walker, who clips the ba out to De Bruyne to whip in a cross at the back post. Janmaat goes down after getting it away, having clashed heads with Otamendi.

20'

Mendy wins a corner on the left. It's flicked on at the near post, and Aguero hooks a volley goalwards, scuffing it just wide.

19' 

Kabasele pulls off an excellent tackle, swinging his leg ahead of Sterling in the box, and claiming the ball from him, shielding it, and sending the winger to the floor.

18' 

Plenty of possession for City at the moment, but Watford are sitting back and coping well enough for now. The problem is keeping fitness and concentration levels up.

16'

De Bruyne slides through pass for Aguero down the inside right channel, and his attemped chip from a tight angle drifts a yard or so over the bar.

14' 

Watford have been holding their own so far.

8'

Fernandinho gets the room to squeeze off a first-time shot and Gomes reacts quicly to save.

6' 

Another Walker run down the wing brings a corner from the right. De Bruyne's cross is headed behind by Fernandinho, ducking into it at the near post.

4' 

De Bruyne slips in Aguero, but the striker's pass doesn't reach Stering. Richarlison then wins a foul on the left wing.

3' 

City are pressing down the right with Walker, driving into the box... but Watford try a break of their own.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway. Silva fizzes a shot at goal that's deflected for a corner.

14:55 

Marco Silva v Pep Guardiola. One is an Iberian maverick, ready to redefine tactics, and so much more. The other is Pep Guardiola.

14:50 

If City win, they will go top of the league. Interestingly, so would Watford, who are just a couple of points behind City and United. United are playing tomorrow, as are Chelsea.

14:45 

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14:40 

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero start in attack for City, and Ederson is able to return to action after getting clattered by Sadio Mane at the weekend.

14:35 

The very enjoyable Richarlison makes a start against City, and is the attacking spark for Watford today.

14:30 

Here's the Watford side.

14:00 

No rotation from Pep Guardiola after City's midweek Champions League exploits, but there's no Vincent Kompany who has a calf problem.

14:00 

Today's teams!