Watford 0-6 Manchester City

By Andy Lewers, Digital Editor, Tales From

Having beaten Southampton last week, a win against Manchester City would have taken Watford to the top of the Premier League. However, things didn't quite go to plan.




City were dominant from the off, with De Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield. Watford however were resolute and were trying to catch City on the break.

There were loud cheers from the Watford fans as Sterling produced a rather spectacular air shot that wouldn't have looked out of place on the school playground.

Watford did well to keep the visitors at bay in the opening stages, considering City had scored nine goals in their previous two games.

If Watford were going to score, there needed to be a slice of luck about it and we almost got our wish. As Doucoure hit a shot from distance it was heading comfortably wide, but a deflection off Kabasele took it far closer to the goal to give the City keeper something to think about.

Kabasele was the centre of attention again soon after. As Sterling was played through on goal, the defender made a superb last-ditch tackle to deny him a shot on goal.

Despite City's dominance, Watford had a great chance to open the scoring in the 24th minute. A wicked free kick from Holebas was met with the head of Richarlison, but his header went inches wide.

27 minutes in and City had won a free kick, following a foul on De Bruyne by Cleverley.

Not much else happened after this.

It was just a nice, relaxing afternoon at the football. One of those games that won't live long in the memory, far from a classic and all that.

After the game we caught up with Tales from the Vicarage contributor Matt Rowson, you can watch our Q&A with him here.

It was just another afternoon at Vicarage Road watching the greatest team in the country and Manchester City.

Lovely stuff.