Bernardo Silva scored twice as in-form Manchester City capitalised on Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham by beating Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road to move top of the Premier League Table.
City have now won their past 14 games against Watford and this latest victory was not in doubt from the moment Raheem Sterling headed home just four minutes in, scoring against the hornets for the Sixth Match in a row.
Aymeric Laporte had already seen a shot cleared off the line by that point and Jack Grealish missed a series of good chances teed up by Phil Foden before the brilliant Bernardo Silva slotted in to double the advantage.
After the break, Silva cut in on his left foot to bend a beauty into the top corner for his fifth goal in five League Games, while Foden and Grealish hit the woodwork in a dominant display from the reigning Champions.
Half-time sub Cucho Hernandez did pull one back for Watford, following up his own shot against the far post, and josh king pinged his low cross just wide moments later but city regained control to see out the final stages and make it five Premier League wins on the spin.
At the other end of the table, city are at the summit for the first time this season, one point ahead of Liverpool and two clear of Chelsea.