Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City put six past Watford

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Guardiola's side has scored 15 goals in three matches since the worldwide break, following 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager's first season at the Etihad Stadium ended in May without a trophy as they finished third in the Premier League, with City repeatedly failing to win matches despite dominating chances and possession. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here. They claimed a 5-0 result in the corresponding fixture.

The Citizens ran riot at Vicarage Road as Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick, Gabriel Jesus and Nicolas Otamendi bagged a goal a piece and Raheem Sterling rounded off the rout from the penalty spot.

Man City also come into this weekends clash in impressive form following a 5-0 win over Liverpool and 4-0 victory over Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester City FC is ranked 2nd with 10 points.

Craig Cathcart (knee injury) and Miguel Britos (suspended) are also out but the manager singled out Kaboul as the player Watford could miss the most on the weekend.

Silva will be forced to field a makeshift back four in a repeat of last season's final game against the same opposition. "His level is awesome and I was so happy with the third goal".

For Pep, I believe he will start the majority of the side who started midweek, indicated by the fact he substituted Silva, Aguero and Fernandinho during the second half.

Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute, heading home Kevin de Bruyne's superb free-kick and doubled the lead within four minutes when he converted David Silva's teasing cross from close range. The flag stayed down though he appeared to be offside - and Watford manager Marco Silva was left with an incredibly hard team talk at half-time.

The worldwide superstar gushed over Guardiola, but he would have expected his Watford side give a much better account of themselves than on the Catalan's last visit to Vicarage Road. Manchester United can go level on Sunday with a win over Everton.

Watford fans could be forgiven for having a sense of deja-vu ahead of tomorrow's game.

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