Man City go top of EPL after another Bernardo Masterclass

Mueez Ajao

– Reigning champions Manchester City moved top of the Premier League for the first time this season with a dominant win over struggling Watford.

– Raheem Sterling headed City ahead after only four minutes, when free at the back post to meet Phil Foden’s excellent cross from the left.

– The hosts were repeatedly ripped apart by City’s movement, passing and creativity and only a number of saves from goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann kept the score down to one goal in the first 30 minutes.

Also Read: Outstanding Man City performance gets them level on points with Chelsea

– But City got a well-deserved second as Bachmann denied Ilkay Gundogan, but the rebound fell to Bernardo Silva, who showed excellent skill to beat two defenders and finish well from a tight angle.

– Silva then grabbed his second and City’s third, cutting in from the right side of the penalty area and curling a fine finish past Bachmann.

– Cucho Hernandez pulled one back for Watford, following in to convert a rebound after his first strike hit the foot of the post.

– After 15 matches, City – title winners in five of the past 10 seasons – are a point ahead of Liverpool.

– Chelsea began the day top, but are now a point behind the Reds in third place, after losing 3-2 to fourth-placed West Ham.