Manchester City v Watford, 21 September 2019

Score8-0 to Manchester City
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEtihad Stadium
Attendance54,273
Kick-off: 3.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 11 Manchester City won: 9 Drawn: 2 Watford won: 0 Manchester City scored: 34 Watford scored: 5 Manchester City had now scored 33 goals in the last seven meetings in all competitions (conceded three).

8 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

0 Watford

Manager: Quique Sánchez Flores

Goals:

David Silva 1 G
Sergio Agüero penalty 7 P
Riyad Mahrez 12 G
Bernardo Silva 15 G
Nicolás Otamendi 18 G
Bernardo Silva 48 G
Bernardo Silva 60 G
Kevin De Bruyne 85 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Rodri
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Sergio Agüero

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender José Holebas
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Forward Gerard Deulofeu

Substitutions:

Angeliño for Benjamin Mendy 46
João Cancelo for Kyle Walker 54
Eric García for Nicolás Otamendi 63

Substitutions:

Roberto Pereyra for Dimitri Foulquier 33
Ismaïla Sarr for Will Hughes 59
Andre Gray for Gerard Deulofeu 77

Cards:

Bernardo Silva 19 Y
Angeliño 81 Y

Cards:

Gerard Deulofeu 59 Y
Kiko Femenía 59 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
Defender Angeliño
Defender Eric García
Defender João Cancelo
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder Ismaïla Sarr
Forward Andre Gray

Comments:

League position: 2nd This result became Manchester City’s biggest-ever win in the Premier League; previously 7-0 versus Norwich City on 2 November 2013. It was also their biggest-ever win in the top division and the third time that they had scored eight or more goals in a game in the top division; also 8-2 versus Blackburn Rovers in November 1919 and 8-3 versus Burnley in October 1925 in League Division One. City became the first team to score five goals in the opening 18 minutes of a game in the Premier League. Bernardo Silva became the third Portuguese player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League after Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Sergio Agüero had now scored 100 goals in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium. Only Thierry Henry (114 at Highbury) and Wayne Rooney (101 at Old Trafford) had scored more goals in the competition at one stadium. He also became the first player to score in each of the opening six games of a season in the Premier League. David Silva's opening goal was timed at 54 seconds.

Comments:

League position: 20th This became Watford’s biggest-ever defeat in a league game. It became the third time that they had conceded eight or more goals in a league game; also 8-1 versus Aberdare Athletic in January 1926 in Division Three (South) and 8-1 versus Crystal Palace in September 1959 in League Division Three. The Hornets' previous heaviest defeat in the Premier League was 6-0 at Manchester City on 16 September 2017. They had now lost all of their last 16 away games in the Premier League against the big six opposition by an aggregate total of nine goals scored and 53 conceded. This was Quique Sánchez Flores' first away game in his second spell as Watford's manager. This was Dimitri Foulquier's debut in the Premier League. He was substituted after 33 minutes.