Watford vs Manchester City: Sterling's brace inspires City to 4-0 win over Hornets

Watford vs Manchester City: Sterling's brace inspires City to 4-0 win over Hornets

- Watford vs Manchester City EPL clash saw Pep Guardiola's men demolish Hornets

- Two goals from Raheem Sterling and one each from Foden and Laporte did the magic

- City also kept a clean sheet at the end of the meeting as they prepare for a crunch clash against Real Madrid next month

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Manchester City cruised to a convincing 4-0 victory over struggling Watford at the Vicarage Road Stadium on Tuesday, July 21.

Raheem Sterling scored two beautiful goals while Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte scored one each to ensure they finish strong on the log.

The England international fired the visitors in front just one minute past the half-hour mark through a powerful shot in the 18-yard box.

Kyle Walker bagged the assist for City's opening goal after delivering a cross that beat a number of the Hornets defenders while making its way through the winger well positioned in the box.

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Watford vs Manchester City: Sterling's brace inspires City to 4-0 win over Hornets
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Nine minutes later, the former Liverpool attacker doubled his side's lead from close range after tapping into the net a Ben Foster's safe from the spot-kick.

The goalkeeper had saved Sterling's penalty but the found its way back to the forward who made no mistake before sending it to the right bottom corner of the post.

Pep Guardiola's men held on to the lead as they went for the half time break.

Man City continued from where they stopped in the second half after Sterling made another effort but it was once again saved by Foster but Foden was within range to score a rebound int he 63rd minute.

Laporte and Kevin De Bruyne worked together to bring about their fourth goal in the 66th minute and they cruised to victory while also keeping a clean sheet in the meeting.

Although there's nothing more to fight for in the EPL this season, City have managed to reduce Liverpool's point to 15 points temporarily until their game against Chelsea.

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Meanwhile, Guardiola will be using these games to prepare for their Champions League second leg fixture against Real Madrid.

The Premier League outfit stunned Los Blancos 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in March and the La Liga outfit will hope they can overturn the result in their favour.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City are planning to make a surprise move for Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez this summer.

The Chilean joined the Red Devils in January 2018, but failed to replicate his form for other clubs at Old Trafford.

When he failed to perform after over a year or more, the club decided to ship him out on loan to Italian League giants Inter Milan in the summer of 2019 with an option to buy.

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