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Bernardo Silva scores hat-trick while Manchester City demolish Watford 8-0

Last updated on September 22, 2019

Manchester City powered for their album Premier League triumph as the winners scored five times in the first half of an unbelievable 8-0 thrashing of Watford, while Leicester appreciated a VAR-assisted 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

Inspired by Bernardo Silva’s hat-trick, Pep Guardiola’s side-by-side ripped Watford to bits in the Etihad Stadium, eclipsing a 7-0 victory against Norwich in 2013 which stood because of their other most massive top-flight win.

Though City fell one goal short of equalling the most significant Premier League margin of success — Manchester United’s 9-0 demolition of Ipswich at 1995 — their swaggering screen was the ideal method to erase the sour flavor from last weekend’s shock defeat at Norwich.

Second-placed City proceeds to within two points of leaders Liverpool, that face Chelsea in Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The City had conquered Watford 6-0 in last year’s FA Cup final and, using injury-plagued left-back Benjamin Mendy producing his first start since April they picked up where they left off in Wembley with a goal within the first minute in the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero coolly slotted from the spot-kick for his eighth goal in six matches this period, shooting the Argentina striker into 100 house Premier League targets for City.

Guardiola had rested Raheem Sterling, but despite their star winger City were uncontrolled and they left it three from the 12th minute when Mahrez’s free-kick struck Watford’s Tom Cleverley from the mind and diverted past Foster.

From the time Otamendi completed off Aguero’s cross at the 18th minute, City had created that the speediest 5-0 lead in the Premier League era.

The combined most significant half-time lead in Premier League history was not sufficient for City and Bernardo struck with a close-range ending after another flowing movement from the 48th minute.

Bernardo finished his first Premier League treble about the hour using a tap-in out of De Bruyne’s cross.

De Bruyne would place City’s new album mark at the Premier League if the Belgium midfielder scored the eighth at the 85th minute.

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Harry’s Kane’s improvised 29th-minute opener since man stumbled before repainting home place Tottenham ahead.

On the other hand, the match stinks Leicester’s manner after Tottenham defender Serge Aurier’s goal midway through the second half has been ruled out from the best of margins for offside from VAR.

The hosts constructed on that lift instantly as Ricardo Pereira equalized until James Maddison struck the winner out of extended range five minutes from time.

“We are six games in, we aren’t getting carried away,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers. “We had a difficult start, but I am so delighted with the players’ focus.”

By comparison, Tottenham has won only two of the first seven matches of this year in all competitions, and Mauricio Pochettino confessed the VAR controversy had played a part in their most recent flop.

Pochettino bemoaned the momentum swing awarded to Leicester from the very long stoppage in play before Aurier’s attack being ruled out for a very marginal offside against Son Heung-min.

“The emotion of the match changed. The belief that it gave to Leicester made things happen otherwise in the previous ten minutes,” Pochettino explained.

“I am just going to mention that most of us accept this system in the match and today I’m not going to whine.”

Burnley beat Norwich 2-0 in Turf Moor, together with New Zealand striker Chris Wood scoring at the 10th and 14th moments.