Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team “hit their greatest standard” of the season after a rout of Watford to take the Premier League lead for the first time in 2021-22.
When free at the back post to collect Phil Foden’s wonderful cross from the left, Raheem Sterling put the reigning champions ahead after only four minutes.
City’s movement, passing, and creativity regularly ripped the hosts apart, and only a few stops from goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann held the score to one goal in the first 30 minutes.
Bachmann denied Ilkay Gundogan, but the rebound went to Bernardo Silva, who showed superb technique to evade two defenders and score well from a tight angle.
Silva then scored City’s third goal, cutting in from the right side of the penalty box and firing a superb finish past Bachmann.
Cucho Hernandez equalized for Watford, converting a rebound after his initial strike had hit the foot of the post.
Source: BBC Sport