Manchester City set Premier League record after scoring five in 18 minutes vs Watford

Man City vs Watford

Manchester City hosted Watford on Saturday, as they looked to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat.

City would surprisingly lose 3-2 to newly-promoted Norwich last Saturday.

That loss put Man City five points behind league leaders Liverpool.

As for Watford, they went into Saturday’s game going in search of their first win of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Quique Sanchez Flores, Manager of Watford reacts during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

A hectic opening 20 minutes

However, it looks as though Watford will have to wait at least another week before they pick up three points in the league.

Despite playing a Champions League game in midweek, City came out vs Watford firing on all cylinders.

Kevin De Bruyne would whip a superb ball into the box for David Silva to stab home inside a minute.

Sergio Aguero would add City’s second in the 6th minute from the penalty spot.

Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi would then get themselves on the scoresheet in the 12th, 15th and 18th minutes of the game.

Those five goals vs Watford would also mean that Man City have set a Premier League record.

According to Opta, City’s goals inside 18 minutes vs Watford have seen them become the fastest side to ever go 5-0 ahead in a Premier League tie.

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