Man City thrash Watford to extend their lead in Premier League title race

Manchester City beat Watford 5-1 in their Premier League fixture.

Manchester City beat bottom table relegation-threatened team Watford 5-1 on Saturday, moving Pep Guardiola’s team four points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in the triumph. City were clear favourites to win in this match against Watford at the Etihad Stadium, with title race rivals Liverpool not in action until Sunday against Everton.

Gabriel Jesus converted two goals from near the six-yard box within 23 minutes comfortably. Later, the Hornets tried to fight back when their French defender Hassane Kamara scored his first goal in English football five minutes later in the 28th minute, bringing the away team to within one goal of City. Rodri’s superb strike restored the two-goal advantage for City in the 34th minute.

Brazilian Jesus completed his first Premier League hat-trick early in the second half by converting a penalty. The 25-year-old didn’t stop there, as he added his fourth goal in the 53rd minute to complete the route. City slowed down on the intensity after that, as they have their challenging first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

While Watford is in danger of getting relegated for the next season as they currently are 19th in the table and seven points from safety, the Citizens now have 80 points from 33 games played, four more than Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

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