Raheem Sterling headed the first goal of the match after only four minutes, from the back post to meet Phil Foden’s excellent cross.

Raheem Sterling has scored 11 goals in his professional club career against Watford.

Watford beat Manchester United in November but they’ve been unable to continue that good form, with losses to Leicester and Chelsea.

The Watford boss said: “Guardiola is working very well, he has built a fantastic quality team and they can make the difference in every situation and for this reason, we must be focused on the match 100 percent.”

Bernardo Silva scored twice and was named Man of the match after.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side had “reached their highest standard”. “We’re an incredibly consistent team,” as they claimed a win over Watford to move top of the Premier League for the first time in 2021-22.

Man City is now top of the league getting 35 points in 15 matches, (11 Wins, 2 draws, 2 losses).

They will play RB Leipzig in the last game of the Champions League group stages on Tuesday at Red Bull Arena.