Watford lurched nearer to relegation from the Premier League after a 4-0 hammering at house by a merciless Manchester City on Tuesday for whom an impressed Raheem Sterling scored twice. Two days after sacking supervisor Nigel Pearson, Watford have been torn aside by Pep Guardiola’s side, who additionally beat them 8-0 within the league in September and 6-0 in last yr’s FA Cup finishing.
Starting the day three points above 19th-placed Bournemouth and 18th-placed Aston Villa, Watford held firm for half an hour earlier than Sterling’s sensational strike gave City the lead.
Sterling doubled the lead for second-placed City earlier than halftime, tucking house a rebound after his penalty was saved by Ben Foster, and City went looking for extra after the break.
Phil Foden made it 3-Zero within the 63rd minute earlier than Aymeric Laporte headed in City’s fourth 4 minutes later.
Watford escaped additional punishment however the heavy defeat has wiped out the objective distinction benefit they held over Villa, who have been in action towards Arsenal later, and Bournemouth.
Bournemouth would have been relegated had Watford managed some extent however the relegation battle will now go to the last day of the season on Sunday with two from three to hitch Norwich City.