EPL: Man City hammer Watford 4-0
Watford failed to ease their relegation fears in the wake of Nigel Pearson’s surprise sacking as a Raheem Sterling-inspired Manchester City hammered them.
Pearson became the Hornets’ third managerial casualty of the campaign on Monday,
leaving Under-23 coach Hayden Mullins and his assistant Graham Stack in charge of their final two games.
And they could hardly have had a tougher first assignment than against City,
who completed the double over them with this win, at an aggregate score of 12-0 –
a joint Premier League record for one team against another in a single season.
Sterling took the game away from the home side before half-time, firing in a rising shot to open the scoring
before doubling the advantage by following up his own saved penalty – awarded for a foul on him by Will Hughes.
Phil Foden added a third after Ben Foster had parried a Sterling shot before Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick.
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It is second-placed City’s fourth successive league win.
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