MANCHESTER. Manchester City annihilates Watford 5-1 with goals of G. Jesus (4′), G. Jesus (23′), Rodri (34′), G. Jesus (49′ pen) and G. Jesus (53′). Talking about the opposition, Watford scored with H. Kamara (28′). Manchester City was much better in terms of ball possession (74%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Friend with the support of Adrian Holmes and Simon Beck. The 4th official was Jonathan Moss. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.2 degrees Celsius or 59.31 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 53%.
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 74% while Watford was struggling with a 26% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was putting more pressure with 63 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Watford shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.
Manchester City received 1 yellow card (J. Cancelo). Talking about the opposition, Watford didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this match, Manchester City will have 80 points to sit in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Watford will stay with 22 points to sit in the 19th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Manchester City will play away with Leeds United on the 30th of April with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Manchester City (1 draw).
Watford will host Burnley on the 30th of April with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of Burnley (8 draws).
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: .
Manchester City made 3 changes: K. De Bruyne for I. Gundogan (57′), A. Laporte for N. Ake (63′) and Rodri for R. Mahrez (71′).
Watford – Formation
Watford started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Roy Hodgson played with: .
Watford made 3 changes: Samir for C. Cathcart (68′), I. Sarr for J. Pedro (68′) and I. Louza for E. Kayembe (75′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.