Bernardo Silva shines as City goes top of the Premier League table

Bernardo Silva scored a double in Manchester City’s 3-2 victory over Watford which confirms the top spot for Pep Guardiola’s side on the Premier League table.

Portugese star Bernardo Silva netted twice at Vicarage Road as the defending champions Manchester City are back at top of the premier league table.
The chance was there to be taken at grasp after Chelsea lost points against West Ham United and Guardiola’s side grabbed it with open arms by beating Watford 3-1 in an away fixture.
The table changed after every match on Saturday, first it was Chelsea who was on top, after their defeat and Liverpool’s Divock Origi’s late winner they became the table toppers and then City took over after the last match of the day.

The visitors quickly jumped on the score sheet with an early header from unmarked Raheem Sterling in the 4th minute to make it 1-0 and there was all white movements around Watford’s box for the rest of the 1st half.

Grealish could’ve been on the score sheet for multiple of times as he missed several glorious chances in the 1st half an hour before Silva showed the way to score in 31st minute to make it 2-0. His second goal at 63rd minute was a piece of beauty as the 27-year-old cut inside the box and curled a shot into the the top corner to make it 3-0.
Watford themselves had their chances, but couldn’t managed to provide the finishing touches. They got a consolation goal in the 74th minute which came back off the post from a J.Hernandez’s shot and took a touch from Ederson before going into the back of the net. City seemed to loose threads in the last few minutes but they had done enough to clinch the victory by 3-1 in the end.

This was City’s 5th consecutive league win which lifted them to 35 points from 15 games, one point ahead of 2nd placed Liverpool and two of Chelsea who are now 3rd on the table after losing 3-2 by West Ham.

Bernardo Silva who was chosen as player of the match is also the club’s top scorer in the league this season, meanwhile he personally believes that there’s still a long way to go ; ” It’s still the beginning, we are not even halfway through and there is lot to hard work to do. We are in good form and we want to keep it that way”, he said after the match.

Newly appointed Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, both will be in action on Sunday, eyeing the 5th spot in the table with the ‘whites’ and the ‘gunners’ still be having a game in hand after the match day.

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