Watford 0 Manchester City 6: Aguero hat-trick puts Guardiola's men top

Tricia Pearson
September 17, 2017

"Until now I have had to use six centre-backs already in four games - which is not a normal situation - and we tried to sign one more because we know some of the players here have had some problems in the past".

Watford are without defenders Younes Kaboul (hamstring), Sebastian Prodl (hamstring), Craig Cathcart (knee) and Miguel Britos (suspension).

Club captain Vincent Kompany will miss the clash after picking up an injury while on global duty with Belgium.

But he is unlikely to play a part against Watford.

"We prepare the team to win".

It is unfair to criticise Andre Gray for his lack of goals in a Watford shirt since his record move from Burnley, because doing so would ignore the contribution he makes to the side.

Manchester City showed Watford no mercy, while Liverpool dropped points at Anfield in Saturday's English Premier League action.

The talented Brazilian, who joined the club in January leading many to doubt whether the two could both play in Pep Guardiola's fluid system.

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Watford had started the day hoping to reach the summit themselves but a quickfire double by Aguero either side of the half-hour mark soon erased that unlikely prospect.

It brings the club's goal tally to 11 in six days as City marched back to the top of the Premier League in style.

Pep Guardiola vows Yaya Toure still has a vital role to play for Manchester City this season, after the Ivorian midfielder was left out of his side's Champions League win against Feyenoord on Wednesday.

The Hornets held out until the last 10 minutes, when Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero struck within two minutes of each other to seal another miserable defeat for Watford against City. While the start to the season wasn't quite as strong for the shot stopper - he let in three goals against Liverpool - he has not had to pick the ball out of his net even once since then.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are beginning to remind him of his great Barcelona side after a dominant week domestically and overseas.

Ilkay Gundogan has showered praise on Sergio Aguero following Manchester City's thumping 6-0 win at Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle United recorded a third successive win by beating Stoke City 2-1 at St. Jame's Park. "Now we go to West Brom and after that, we have more games before the global break".

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