Man City beats Watford 5-0, qualifies for Champions League

Hope Soto
May 31, 2017

They finished the season one place above the relegation zone and having made a decision to part company with Walter Mazzarri, their eighth manager since the Pozzo family took over in June 2012. Normally the big teams always fight until the end, and after that you can win or lose. A failure to learn English also counted against a manager that has overseen a run of five straight Premier League defeats. The Hornets did show some strength against Chelsea as they lost 4-3, but against a strong attacking line, there's little Watford's defence can do to restrict it.

"Look at the players, we had absolutely no defenders", Mazzarri said.

"I could imagine when City won their Premier Leagues that Vincent Kompany was one of the reasons why".

By his own admission, Pep Guardiola is lucky not to be following Mazzarri into the ranks of the unemployed.

Manchester City's Gael Clichy in action with Watford's Nordin Amrabat.

Guardiola's men will not have many easier afternoons, but this romp and a total of 15 goals in their past four games will only serve to underline how far they have underachieved in finishing XX points behind champions Chelsea. In my humble opinion the players deserve it, to be in the Champions League next season.

But Guardiola shouldn't be written off.

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"For me, every season I improve". Complacency isn't in his make-up, and he will have been wounded by the failures of this campaign.

Gomes was not ready to hoist the white flag as he twice denied Aguero the matchball before the Argentinian concluded his most prolific season in City colours by making way for Kelechi Iheanacho. The only way to improve is to play better.

Aguero has often seemed to be at odds with City's official policy but when asked if he was staying in the post-match mixed zone he said simply: "yes, why not?". "I'm happy with another goal but I'm really happy with a clean sheet as well".

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Iheanacho who has played 19 matches in the Premier League and scored four times this season has been linked with clubs like West Ham United, Everton, and the pair of Borrusia Dortmund and Hoffeinheim in the German Bundelisga in recent days but the Spaniard will not budge at his news conference ahead of the Premier League trip to Watford.

However, if you want an argument to back unders at a hefty [2.88], consider the following.

Goals from Vincent Kompany, Aguero, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus made light work of a poor Watford side, who turned in a particularly abject performance during Walter Mazzarri's final game in charge at Vicarage Road. So when you win, you win bigger!

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