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Manchester City
2018-12-04 | 22:00 |  English Premier League | Vicarage Road |  Full Time
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Watford Manchester City
  • 85' Abdoulaye Doucouré (Goal)
    1 Goals 2 40' Leroy Sané (Goal)
    51' Riyad Mahrez (Goal)
  • Yellow Cards 1 90' Ederson
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 94'

    FULL-TIME: WATFORD 1-2 MANCHESTER CITY. City had to work hard in the last 10 minutes, but they held on and managed to win the game away from home. Foster and Mahrez both had good games today with Mahrez creating one goal and scoring the other.

  • 92'

    City are just clearing the ball and keeping it away from their goal. Watford are buzzing with action and attack, the crowd cheering them on.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of added time to this half and City are just clearing their lines and going long in the last couple of minutes.

  • 89'

    Suddenly the game has come alive with the crowd cheering their home side. Jesus is being replaced by Laporte for City.

  • 87'

    CHANCE! Almost another goal for Watford, but the keeper does well. Holebas with the corner and Deeney gets a head to it but does not get enough on the ball to trouble the keeper.

  • 86'

    GOAL, WATFORD, DOUCOURE! 1-2: Doucoure scores! It wasn't a pretty goal as Doucoure makes hard work of it. He heads it down first and then gets lucky with his kick to tuck it in. The crowd cheers on.

  • 85'

    Kompany is being replaced by Otamendi as City make another change.

  • 83'

    Save! Brilliant save from Foster after Mahrez does really well to control the ball and then shoot a fierce shot towards the goal.

  • 80'

    Cathcart heads Sane's corner out for another corner.

  • 79'

    We are going into the final 10 minutes of the game and City look comfortable with their lead. They are looking to score their third goal.

  • 76'

    Success is being replaced by Gray as Watford make another change.

  • 75'

    Save! Ederson with another save as Watford look to attack more. Success with the pass to Doucoure who shoots for goal, but the keeper keeps the ball out.

  • 73'

    David Silva is coming off and Gundogan is coming on for City.

  • 72'

    Good free kick and Success tries to head the curling ball towards the goal but the keeper makes a comfortable save. Ederson has also had a good game for City tonight.

  • 70'

    Brilliant pass from Mahrez as he feeds the ball through three defenders to Jesus. Jesus fails to finish well as Foster comes out of his goal.

  • 69'

    Success with a curling effort, it is not a bad one, but it does not trouble the keeper as it goes wide.

  • 68'

    City are controlling more than 80% of the possession. Their control has been remarkable.

  • 67'

    Not a flurry of chances for City, but they just look so comfortable and assured. Watford not getting near the City penalty area.

  • 64'

    Deulofeu is coming on for Watford as he replaces Chalobah.

  • 61'

    Poor pass in the end from Jesus, he does really well to get at the end of Silva's pass but does not manage to find space to shoot. Almost too easy for City as they dominate possession.

  • 60'

    Close! Brilliant ball out wide for Mahrez who shoots, gets a deflection and goes behind for a corner. Watford manage to clear the corner with ease.

  • 55'

    Offside! The flag is up as Sane runs through to collect the pass from Jesus.

  • 53'

    Watford get the ball deep in the City half for just a few seconds before they are dispossessed and the threat is cleared.

  • 51'

    GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY, MAHREZ! 0-2: What a goal! He was a record signing and he is proving his worth. The ball is driven across the goal by Jesus, Mahrez calls for it and drills it past the keeper. Brilliant goal!

  • 50'

    Hughes comes back on the pitch after just going off.

  • 49'

    A short stoppage in play as Hughes is down and is getting some treatment. He looks like he is going off.

  • 48'

    City on the attack straightaway but Watford manage to clear the ball.

  • 46'

    The second half begins.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: WATFORD 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY. City were made to wait, with Foster making a few good saves, but eventually they found a way through. Sane's goal gave them lead and one goal separates the two sides after the first half.

  • 43'

    Mahrez has had a great first half so far for City. He has been given too much space on the right and has made the most of it.

  • 40'

    GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY, SANE! 0-1: They have waited and waited, and now they take the lead. Mahrez with a brilliant cross to Mane and he beats Foster to score and take the lead.

  • 39'

    Offside! Silva is caught offside as City look to attack in the box. The flag goes up and Silva is not happy with the decision.

  • 36'

    Watford are going through a lot of work in the midfield and City are not able to make all that possession count with a goal.

  • 32'

    Chance! Big chance for Watford and Deeney as he looks to tuck the ball into the goal but Ederson makes a big save.

  • 31'

    Jesus accelerates from the left in the box but Foster makes another brilliant save. The Watford keeper is having a good game.

  • 30'

    We are at the half hour mark and Watford have managed to keep the score to 0-0. Just 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

  • 26'

    City players pass the ball around in their own box very comfortably as they see off a Watford threat. The score remains on 0-0.

  • 23'

    Silva works the ball on the right wing and then loops it into the box. Foster comes out of his goal to make another brave save.

  • 22'

    A simple save in the end for the City keeper as Chalobah tries a long range attempt, but his shot is a weak one.

  • 20'

    Watford have survived a few scares in this half so far. They will be happy with a 0-0 scoreline at half-time. City will want to score.

  • 19'

    City are adding a lot of pressure in the box and they have a few players there to trouble the keeper. Foster does well again as the closes down Mahrez.

  • 17'

    Ironic cheers from the crowd as City are caught offside and the flag goes up. Watford are hanging on to the 0-0 scoreline.

  • 15'

    Second corner of the game, both going to City. Mahrez takes it and gets another corner.

  • 13'

    City are controlling more than 70% of the possession in these opening minutes of the game.

  • 11'

    Sane breaks through and runs in towards the keeper. Foster does well to keep the ball out. Crucial moment in the game.

  • 9'

    Pereyra with a chance but he fails to curl the ball into goal and the ball goes wide.

  • 6'

    City are on the attack and they are passing the ball with ease in the Watford half.

  • 4'

    Offside! Watford look to attack but Deeney is caught offside. It is a cold night.

  • 2'

    Jesus with a chance straightaway but the Watford defence keeps the ball out.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins. Manchester City are on top of the table and Watford are 10th.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Premier League clash between Watford and Manchester City from Vicarage Road.

  • 0'

    Watford are winless in their eight Premier League meetings with Man City, losing each of the last six in a row.

  • 0'

    Manchester City have scored at least twice in their last eight meetings with Watford in all competitions.

  • 0'

    Watford's Tom Cleverley could make his first appearance in almost a year.

  • 0'

    Watford: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Chalobah, Hughes, Pereyra, Success, Deeney.

  • 0'

    Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, David Silva, Sane, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Jesus.

Team Line-ups
Watford Manchester City
  • Troy Deeney
  • Isaac Success
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Abdoulaye Doucouré
  • Will Hughes
  • Kiko Femenía
  • José Holebas
  • Ben Foster
  • Christian Kabasele
  • Roberto Pereyra
  • 9
  • 10
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 19
  • 21
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 37
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 26
  • 31
  • 33
  • Kyle Walker
  • Vincent Kompany
  • John Stones
  • Fabian Delph
  • Leroy Sané
  • Bernardo Silva
  • David Silva
  • Fernandinho
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Ederson
  • Gabriel Jesus
Substitutions
  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Adam Masina
  • Andre Gray
  • Domingos Quina
  • Ben Wilmot
  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 11
  • 18
  • 20
  • 24
  • 3
  • 7
  • 8
  • 14
  • 30
  • 47
  • 49
  • Danilo
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Phil Foden
  • Arijanet Muric

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