Manchester City have extended their unbeaten run after a comfortable 3-1 win over Watford at the Etihad on Tuesday. Raheem Sterling gave them a brilliant start when he gave them the lead inside sixty seconds, following a lovely weighted Leroy Sane cross.
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A Christian Kasabele own goal doubled City’s advantage 12minutes later, before Sergio Aguero put the game beyond the Hornets when he scored City’s third just after the hour mark.
Andre Gray scored a late consolation for Watford, but the hosts returned to winning ways, following their draw against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
“It was the first time we dropped points in 18 games (against Palace) and the reaction you saw,” Guardiola said after the game. “Except 15 mins in first half when we were not good enough. We lose simple balls. They create two or three chances. We could have scored more.”
A convincing performance from the league leaders, who welcomed back David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne after picking a knock against Palace.
The win means City remain unbeaten this season, and are now unbeaten in 22 games at the Etihad. Guardiola’s side stay 15 points off second placed and city rivals, Manchester United.
At the Liberty stadium, a Harry Kane-less Tottenham side beat Swansea City 2-0.
Fernando Llorente took advantage of Kane’s absence to put Spurs ahead in the first half, before a late Dele Alli sealed all three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. It wasn’t a vintage performance from Spurs, as the Swans almost equalised through Alfie Mawson, but his effort came off the post, before Alli scored late on to kill off the game.
Southampton 1-2 C. Palace
Swansea 0-2 Spurs
West Ham 2-1 WBA
Man City 3-1 Watford