City put visitors in their place after early surprise

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City won the game 2-1 to restore their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

MF Bernardo Silva, 7 - Fewer mistakes than the weekend as City dominated possession and worked well with Mahrez as they overloaded on the right-hand side.

Watford will host Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday night at Vicarage Road and will be pleased to have a near fully-fit squad for the game, according to the club's official website.

Yet from what seemed a position of control, City uncharacteristically switched off in the latter stages of the first half, allowing Bournemouth back into the game. "They say "ready" or "not ready" and we decide".

Everton are another, with their sights set on Europa League qualification, but Watford, perhaps alongside Bournemouth and Leicester, are in a group of teams that are unlikely to qualify for Europe, but more significantly, also too strong to worry about relegation. Watford have a lifeline!

Gabriel Jesus, on the other hand, has made his first start this Saturday since September. What a crisp finish!

"Raheem, for example, in the first half was not involved".

Minutes later, Foster was called upon again, producing a fine treble save, first from Mahrez, then smothering Bernado Silva's effort, before kicking the ball away from the feet of David Silva.

City going through their training routines. They are scoring goals in huge numbers, and defensively they have looked more solid than ever.

Watford defender Craig Cathcart is talking up his side's chances tonight.

He is clearly still young enough to emerge from his slump, but City are a club in a hurry and Guardiola might choose to bolster his attacking options in January because right now he simply can not afford to be without Aguero for a prolonged period.

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However, after 14 matches this season, Pep Guardiola's side are well on course to repeat that feat.

Now for Manchester City!

Ten-man Huddersfield saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the John Smith's Stadium. Nobody can rest or be too sure he makes the starting formation.

"If Sergio becomes injured we will lose him for a long number of days and we can't afford to do that".

Good News! The team sheets are in! Chalobah, Kabasele & Troy Deeney are in!

"It's never over at 2-0, you need the third goal". But as Manchester City fans we know form can sometimes go out of the window.

So we are just under two hours from Kick-off at Vickerage Road.

Watford didn't sit back but City were still able to employ their usual dominant gameplay, enjoying more than 70 percent possession.

Pep Guardiola's team have proved unbeatable this season in the Premier League (Picture: REUTERS)What are the odds? People think it's easy for us but that is not the truth so I like to win in this way.

Sterling has made a habit of profiting against Bournemouth, and has now scored in each of his six Premier League appearances against them. It promises to be a midweek game to savour!

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