Manchester City vs Watford: Citizens thrash Hornets in record Premier League win

Manchester City vs Watford: Citizens thrash Hornets in record Premier League win

- Manchester City vs Watford saw the Citizens hammer the Hornets 8-0 at the Etihad on Saturday

- David Silva netted the opener inside one minute before Sergio Aguero increased the lead

- Bernardo Silva netted a hat-trick, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin de Bruyne also registered their names on the score sheet

Manchester City thrashed Watford 8-0 in an easy Premier League clash on Saturday, September 21, at Etihad Stadium.

The performance saw the Pep Guardiola tutored-side record their highest win in the English topflight.

City wasted no time taking the lead after David Silva finished off a decent cross from Kevin de Bruyne after one minute of action.

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The hosts were handed an advantage to net their second after Riyad Mahrez was fouled by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.

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Sergio Aguero took responsibility as he netted City’s second goal from the penalty spot.

Mahrez netted City’s third goal off a free-kick before Bernardo Silva added the fourth goal three minutes after.

And with 20 minutes on the clock, defending champions scored their fifth goal through Nicolas Otamedi from Sergio Aguero’s assist, a result that saw City go into the break with a 5-0 lead.

After the restart, the home side continued from where they left off, with Bernardo Silva netting his brace from close range courtesy of an assist by David Silva.

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On the 60th minute mark, Silva completed his hat-trick from another close-range finish, off another assist by Kevin de Bruyne.

And on the 85th minute, De Bruyne netted the eighth goal of the match with a stunning strike, to see City claim their highest win in the Premier League.

Super Eagles star recounts how he sold 'pure' water as a 6-year-old in Lagos after losing mom reported earlier that Pep Guardiola, Man City boss, believes former Everton and Arsenal midfielder is capable of succeeding him at the Etihad Stadium.

The Mirror claim Guardiola is excited having his compatriot Arteta as his assistant since joining City from Bayern Munich.

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