With his foot made a wonderful parade by Deeney at 0-0, and some of his passages were Pirlo-like! – 8th

Kyle Walker

After a few recent difficulties, he was on the verge of returning to his best power plant, taking everything that went beyond Bernardo and Mahrez and occasionally joining the fun – 7

John Stones

Kompany was supposed to deal with Deeney, but the cultured Stones showed he was not an opponent, winning his aerial battles with the tall men who stood tall in the late siege – 7

Vincent Kompany

And while Stones was busy, Kompany showed the other side of his game with empathetic and memorable balls in his front runners – 7

Fabian Delph

Crunching Tackle set the standard early, and after he had kept it simple, his accidental error gave Watford hope – 6

Watford 1-2 Man City highlights and reaction


Like a Rolls Royce pulled through midfield, powerful and majestic. No one came to him in midfield – 8

Bernardo Silva

He never stops pushing the ball, and when he falls on him, he is very good. Never far from the action. – 7

David Silva

Not to his glittering best, but he still had enough to keep Watford on the back foot – and it was one of his characteristic slide passes that brought the Mahrez to the finish – 7

Riyad Mahrz

At times absolutely great. Mainly when he decided on Sane for the first hit and then finished the second – 9 –

Gabriel Jesus

The fans and his team-mates were ready to score, but after a busy shift and an assist loses confidence in front of the goal – 7

Leroy Sane

Unconventional end to open the scoresheet and he tormented the confused Hornets defense throughout – he flies again – 9


Ilkay Gundogan

(for D. Silva 73) At the end of the city – 6

Nicolas Otamendi

(for Kompany 83) Dug for the target – 7

Aymeric Laporte

(for Jesus 87) At the end held – 7

Not used: Muric, Danilo, Foden, Sterling