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Man City survive late scare to extend lead

4 Dec 2018
Watford v Manchester City

Goals from Sane and Mahrez earn Man City a 2-1 win at Watford to go five points clear

Manchester City established a five-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League as goals by Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez secured a 2-1 win at Watford.

Ben Foster kept Watford in the match midway through the first half with a brilliant triple save from Mahrez, twice, and David Silva.

But the leaders made the breakthrough in the 40th minute when Sane chested Mahrez's inviting cross past Foster.

Mahrez doubled Man City's lead six minutes after the break when he swept in Gabriel Jesus’s left-wing cross.

Abdoulaye Doucoure gave Watford hope when he scrambled the ball in at the third attempt late on, but the champions withstood late pressure to claim a 14th consecutive PL away win.

City move to 41 points, while Watford drop to 11th on 20. 

See: Watford report | Man City report 

Next fixtures

Watford: 10 Dec v Everton (A)
Man City: 8 Dec v Chelsea (A)

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