Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Man City march on as Aguero's hat trick inspires victory at Watford

Man City march on as Aguero's hat trick inspires victory at Watford

"At zero-five yeah. I like penalties to be taken by the takers but I understand why they switched because Sterling created the penalty".

He joins Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart and Tommie Hoban on the casualty list while Miguel Britos is suspended.

Manchester City could welcome captain Vincent Kompany back from a calf problem.

City were a joy to watch today in the flawless advertisement for Pep Guardiola's infamous brand of one-touch possession football.

Englishman Andre Gray could lead the line, as he did against the Saints with the young Brazilian Ricarlison pushing up on the left and Carillo on the right.

Up front, Roberto Pereyra (groin) and Mauro Zarate (cruciate ligament) are the men who will not play any part on Saturday.

Two of City's star players last season, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, have largely had to make do with substitute roles so far this campaign. The Citizens have ten points from their four games, and they are second in the table, behind their neighbours Manchester United on goal difference.

Roy Hodgson's first match in charge of Crystal Palace looked like the team's previous four matches.

"I would like everybody to be involved but I think about every game and what is the best team to play".

However, Sergio Aguero and David Silva are expected to start the match, having been taken off early in the midweek tie.

Watford have been playing catch up for just 33 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Incredibly, Sergio Aguero is only owned by 11% of the game, which is a bit insane considering his goal scoring record since arriving at Manchester City.

When it comes to Premier League bogey teams, Manchester City appear to be one for Watford, with Portuguese boss Marco Silva hoping his side can overturn those bad fortunes this weekend. This includes an exciting 3-3 tie against Liverpool to open the season.

Unbeaten Watford can reach the top-flight summit for the first time in 35 years by beating Manchester City on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are beginning to remind him of his great Barcelona side after a dominant week domestically and overseas. It was his first game for nine months after suffering a serious knee injury - against Watford.

By now we all know about Aguero's brilliance but the lingering notion that he may not get into City's starting lineup ahead of Gabriel Jesus this season has well and truly been shelved.

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