Players must think like winners - Guardiola

Glen Mclaughlin
September 17, 2017

Watford, who have eight points from four games this season, have not won against Manchester City in the Premier League, losing four of their past six meetings.

Previously unbeaten Watford could have also topped the Premier League with a win against Pep Guardiola's side, but they were undone by City's prolific attack who have now scored 15 goals in three matches.

"He'll be so important this season", Guardiola told reporters in Manchester on Friday.

Despite all his brilliance, Sergio Aguero has been injury prone during all of his years at City, having never played 50 games in a season.

It appeared in the early stages of this season that the same flaws were still an issue, with City scoring just once from 19 goal attempts as they were held 1-1 at home by Everton last month. But their problems at the back have come at the worst possible time as they try to stop a free-scoring City side.

The Hornets have looked very hard to beat under Marco Silva this season, and this could be a potential banana-peel for Pep Guardiola's side.

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick and there were also goals for Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling as Ctiy moved to the top of the table for 24 hours at least.

Sterling than completed the rout, slamming home an 88th-minute penalty after he was brought down in the box by Kabasele. I am learning a lot from them and I hope I can learn much more.

"The way we played as a team, we are so happy", the Spaniard added. However, they are yet to win a game at home this season as their second home game ended in a goalless draw with Brighton. Below is a ratings form for you to fill out with how you rate each Manchester City player's performance.

City spent more than £200 million ($264 million) on new players during the recent transfer window, with the club desperate to make an impact on the Champions League in particular after bowing out in the last 16 last term. His men will have to be at the top of their game throughout the match in order to get all three points. If Watford win they will go top of the top division for only the second time in their history and the first since, of course, 1982.

Silva will be forced to field a makeshift back four in a repeat of last season's final game against the same opposition.

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