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Runaway leaders Manchester City showed no ill-effects from the end of their 18-game Premier League winning run by comfortably beating Watford.
Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Watford on Tuesday.
Manchester City are back to winning ways and the breezy, emphatic nature of the defeat of Watford suggests the ending of their record 18-game winning sequenceon New Year’s Eve has merely refreshed Pep Guardiola’s side and made them doubly determined to resume their love of steamrollering opposition.
City put six past Watford in September and if we are nit-picking Pep Guardiola’s men should have scored easily that many here. In the end, they had to settle for three, one apiece for Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero either side of an own goal from Christian Kabasele and a flurry of missed chances before Andre Gray pulled one back for Watford late on.
By half time I was feeling rather better than I had been at kick-off. Then the players came out for the second half and I felt distinctly unwell again. It was clearly the thought of the football that was making me ill.
To say thank you to all the travelling supporters, the club gave every Watford fan in attendance a £10 food and drink voucher. A nice touch on what was a wet and miserable evening in Manchester.
The game couldn’t have started any worse for the Hornets. After just 40 seconds City were behind the defence and Sterling had a tap in from two yards out.