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Match officials : Our referee is Kevin Friend. He will be assisted by Adrian Holmes and Darren Cann. The fourth official is Simon Hooper and the VAR is John Brooks.
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Manchester City : Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Grealish, Sterling. Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Jesus, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Mahrez.
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Watford : Bachmann, Rose, Ekong, Cathcart, Femenia, Louza, Sissoko, Cleverley, Joao Pedro, Dennis, King. Subs: Elliot, Ngakia, Gosling, Fletcher, Tufan, Kabasele, Hernandez, Kucka, Morris
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City have won the last five games between these teams and have scored 23 goals in the process, while conceding only two.
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Kevin De Bruyne is almost set to return for City and they are also expected to welcome back Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker.
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Watford have a long injury list and Adam Masina joined Ismaila Sarr, Ben Foster and Nicolas Nkoulou when he had to leave the field early against Chelsea.
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In their last game Watford went down 1-0 to Chelsea at this venue, while City beat Aston Villa 2-1 away from home.
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At the start of the day Manchester City were second on the table behind Chelsea, while Watford were stuck in 17th place just above the relegation zone.
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G'Day and welcome to Vicarage Road for our live coverage of this Premier league clash between Watford and Manchester City.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in West London. Can Watford produce the same type of game as against Chelsea?
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After initially dominating the ball,City have the first corner. Foden floats it in before Laporte's header is cleared OFF TE LINE by Pedro.
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GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY. STERLING! 0-1: It's been coming since the first whistle! Silva floats in a cross for Sterling, who heads it home off the ground with ease!
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That was Sterling's first goal away from home since February.
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YELLOW! King is booked for a foul on La Porte, who is probably milking it a bit.
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City continue to close in, while Watford appear all over the place.
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SAVED! Watford are on the ropes as Gundogan feeds Grealish and his shot is stopped by the keeper.
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The pace at which City are progressing are too fast for the hosts at the moment.
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Watford on the counter with Sissoko just cannot put it away and eventually lose the ball.
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Dennis finds his way down the right and he gets the better of Cancello before his shot is stoppedby the keeper!
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Slowly but surely Watford are finding a foothold here. Let's hope so. They have had a shocking start.
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Watford secure a corner and City clear to launch a counter via Sterling. He cannot control it and Watford breathe again.
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Dias is guilty of a foul on King and Watford have a promising free-kick!
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The free-kick is taken short and Dennis' shot is SAVED!
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GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY. SILVA! 0-2: Bernardo SIlva finds Gundogan, who's shot is BLOCKED. It falls for Silva who after his third attempt finds the back of the net.
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YELLOW! After some comments and drama Watford's is booked.
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Can Watford hold out till the break or pull one back?
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City are going about their business in the usual fashion by enjoying 76% of the possession.
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After another great build-up City have a corner and Bachmann gets their first to clear for Watford.
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We will have two minutes of time added on for stoppages.
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HALF-TIME: WATFORD 0-2 MANCHESTER CITY. It has been all control from City, who head into the sheds with a two-goal advantage. It could have been more. What can Watford come up after the break?
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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City start where they finished and secure an early corner.
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Watford have done well to keep the score at 0-2. Have I spoken too early?
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Excellent work from Foden to send Sterling away. The latter wastes time and the keeper clears.
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Sterling very involved now and he makes a run down the right but Cancelo's ball just have too mauch on it.
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Dennis is clipped and goes down but it's no PENALTY. If that was Sterling he would have made sure the referee knew about it.
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Foden combines with another player and fires it home. It hits the POST!
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A rare Watford corner is wasted as they take it far too quickly.
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GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY. SILVA! 0-3: Bernardo SIlva hits number two! Grealish offloads to Walker, who rolls it into the path of Silva. What a goal at an angle. Yes it was also poor defending!
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SUBSTITUTION: It may get worse for Watford. Kevin De Bruyne is on for Grealish. Mahrez is also on for Gundogan.
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Sterling milks an easy foul for a City free-kick.
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It is floated in and leads to a corner that Mahrez takes. After some chaos in the area Watford clear.
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SUBSTITUTION: Watford now bring on Ngakia for Rose.
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GOAL. WATFORD, CUCHO! 1-3: It started with a good goal kick. City fail to clear and Cucho needs two attempts to prevent Ederson from keeping a clean sheet!
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Ederson was gunning for his 100th Premier League clean sheet. That will not happen here.
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King meets a Fernandez cross. His effort is wide.
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Score Update: Watford 1-3 Man City. City look headed for a comfortable win.
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Cathcart and Kiko do well to block a Bernardo shot following a City corner.
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Gabriel Jesus is down with a core ankle.
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The good news for City is that Jesus is back in the game and appears okay. He loses the ball to Ngakia.
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+5 Full Time: Watford 1-3 Man City
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+3 Due to his attacking play today, Sterling has been named as man of the match.
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+2 Overall Watford's play has been much better in the second half.
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There will be four minutes of second half stoppage time.
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De Bruyne takes a right-footed shot which whistles over the bar.
Watford
Manchester City
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Goal Scorers
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74' Hernández ...
4' Sterling Ra...
31' Silva Bern...
63' Silva Bern...
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Rose Danny
Troost-Ekon...
Louza Imran
Kojo King J...
Cleverley Tom
Junqueira d...
Cathcart Cr...
Sissoko Moussa
Femenía Far...
Dennis Emma...
Bachmann Da...
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15
19
21
25
26
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0
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7
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Walker Kyle
Foden Phil
Moraes Ederson
Dias Ruben
Sterling Ra...
Gundogan Ilkay
Grealish Jack
Laporte Aym...
Rodri
Silva Bernardo
Cancelo Joao
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Reserves
9
Gosling Dan
Fletcher As...
Morris James
Hernández S...
Ngakia Jeremy
Tufan Ozan
Kucka Juraj
Elliot Rob
Kabasele Ch...
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35
27
25
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26
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Fernandinho
Carson Scott
Stones John
Zinchenko O...
Jesus Gabriel
Steffen Zack
De Bruyne K...
Mahrez Riyad
Ake Nathan