The first half was not vintage Man City. There were many chances missed, in particular by Sergio Aguero putting an easy header wide.

The build up play was slow and very predictable as City passed the ball from side to side, eventually trying to force a ball over the top of the defence.

However, Watford did defend deep and very well, as shown by the fact that Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu were on the bench.

The second half was much better from the home side as Raheem Sterling scored a controversial offside goal after just 46 minutes. Man City voted for VAR by the way…

Raheem Sterling then tapped home after some excellent work from Riyad Mahrez to make it 2-0. The 3rd goal was the pick of the lot as Raheem Sterling weaved in and out of the defence and lifted the ball over Ben Foster.

Watford grabbed a goal back after both Deeney and Deulofeu were brought on and combined for the goal.

It wasn’t vintage Man City but every win is so important and here’s how I rated the players: