In a match that also featured six yellow cards Arsenal dominated possession but were far from their dazzling attacking best and have only scored three goals, including two own-goals, in four games this season.
“It is only August and we finish in May, so it is important to keep playing, working and thinking in the same way as we are doing”.
Manchester City central midfielder Fernandinho has publicly stated his belief that the sky Blues have no intention of slowing down the momentum, having enjoyed an impressive start to their league campaign.
Argentine Aguero played under Sanchez Flores for his final two seasons (2009-11) at Atletico Madrid – scoring 46 goals in 95 appearances – in what was a memorable time for the Spanish club as they won the 2010 Europa League.
That’s why Manchester City were so willing to pay the money and land Raheem Sterling.
When they had the ball, Watford showed they can ping it around.
The £49 million man opened his account early after the break, before Fernandinho added another to ensure that the hosts – who have now scored 10 and conceded none – extended their roaring start to the season.
According to www.soccernet.com.ng, the 18 – year – old Iheanacho has made each of the 18 – man squad announced by Pellegrini for City’s first three games of the new season but is yet to make his official debut.
The Hornets have drawn all their three league games and have failed to find the back of the net in their last two games.
In De Bruyne, meanwhile, Pellegrini would have at his disposal a more consistent creator than Jesus Navas to complete his attacking midfield triumvirate.
City will go into the worldwide break in great form with an undefeated start to the season, and an eight point gap between them and reigning champs Chelsea.
“Last season we had some restrictions, but I didn’t give any excuse not to win the title”, the Chilean said.
“It’s hard to score”. In the first half the feeling was that we were very good in defence. But I am not anxious.
They will also be able to focus more of their attention on cementing a place in the top flight after losing to Preston North End in the second round of the League Cup on Tuesday night. For Jose Mourinho, a landmark day produced an unwelcome result, with his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea ending in only a second loss.