Watford 1-3 Man City: Bernardo sent Man City keep back to the top
Match preview: Man City dominates even not playing in their home venue
It is obvious that this match is going to be an unequal match when Watford meet Man City, even at Vicarage Road- their home ground. Man City have been sitting in the top of the 2021-22 Premier League table since the beginning of the tournament when all clubs started to obtain their first points.
Recently, they have been chased by Liverpool with a very close result. In the last Saturday game, Liverpool had a 1-0 away win against Wolves, which led to their first standing in the league table and Man City fell into second place.
However, in comparison between Man City and Watford, regarding their honor history and current squads, all can say for sure that Man City are superior to The Golden Boys. With their brilliant performances, Man City seem to get their certain slot in the next Champions League. Meanwhile, Watford are struggling to find their way to be safe from relegation.
Man City with a 3-1 win in the away game
The game started with the visible higher level from the visitors. Right in the 4th minute, Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal for The Citizens with a nice headshot from a close range thanks to the pass from the corner from Phil Foden.
Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal for Man City
This is the third goal of this Jamaican attacking midfielder since the beginning of the Premier League season for Man City, along with the other two Champions League goals. He and his team had several chances after that to score for Man City but they all were stopped by Bachmann.
In the 31st minute, Bernado Silva had a brilliant shot from a difficult angle. The No.8 Man City player wisely avoided the ball to get rid of the off-side, and this coordination was successful to bring the second goal for the visitors.
In the second half, when the squad of Watford raised, their defenders would have to work harder and made more difficulties when Man City started to counter-attack. In the 63rd minute, Man City got their third goal thanks to the left-footed shot from Bernado Silva. This was the second goal of this Portuguese player, as well as the seventh goal during this season of the Premier League.
Earlier in the beginning of the season, it was rumored that Silva was meant to be sold and replaced by Harry Kane from Tottenham. It turned out to be lucky for Man City when the Spurs didn’t agree, and we have the best player who scored two goals for The Sky Blues in this game.
Until the 74th minute of the game, Watford had the consolation goal thanks to Cucho Hernandez. The shot first met the post, bounded back to the Colombian striker’s foot, which created the second chance for him to score the honorable goal for the home club.
Cucho Hernandez scored the honorable goal for Watford
The game ended with a 3-1 win for Man City, which sent them back to the leading place with 35 points, one point greater than Liverpool that are standing in the second.
Bernardo Silva- Man of the Match
Bernardo Silva deserved to be called for the Man of the Match award for the game between Watford and Man City at Vicarage Road. He made a double of goals and also provided plenty of beautiful and good passes for his partners.
He is the only Man City player who is on the list of the 2021-22 Premier League top goalscorers with seven goals, the same as Sadio Mane from Liverpool and below Diogo Jota from Liverpool with eight goals, Jamie Vardy from Leicester with nine goals. Mohamed Salah is leading the list with 13 goals for Liverpool.
Silva is also one of the most favored players of Pep. He confirmed that Silva is the most excellent Premier League player, and it happened a couple of years ago. Silva has a special ability that he can do everything he wants with the ball. In front of a good goalkeeper like Bachmann, that shot of Bernardo Silva was unbelievable.
Bernardo Silva- Man of the Match