Manchester City are back to winning ways and who would bet against them reeling off another 18 consecutive Premier League victories – or more. Certainly the breezy, emphatic nature of this defeat of Watford suggests the ending of their record sequence on New Year’s Eve has merely refreshed Pep Guardiola’s side and made them doubly determined to resume their love of steamrollering opposition.
Thirty-nine seconds were all City required to take the lead. Fabian Delph threaded the ball to David Silva along the left. He recycled it to Leroy Sané who beat Daryl Janmaat for pace and crossed. Marvin Zeegelaar missed the ball and Raheem Sterling struck with a confident left-foot finish that made his total 18 for the season.
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