English Premier League wrap: Manchester City v Watford, 9 March 2019

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With eight matches remaining for both sides, City manager Pep Guardiola spoke about the team's current position in the table.

Guardiola said: "When you are fighting people want to underestimate what you achieve".

Sterling's 13-minute treble secured a 3-1 win against Watford in the league on Saturday and the England winger believes City's confidence and steely focus can carry them to an historic season.

But that can not be said about Jurgen Klopp and his armies as they have given City the chance to top the log with just eight round of matches before the season wraps up.

But his dead-eyed ruthlessness to capitalise, taking the game away from Watford and moving on to 15 Premier League goals this season again underlined the impressive strides the former Liverpool man has taken under Guardiola. "We try to win every game".

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City now turn their attention to their Champions League last 16 return leg against Germany's Schalke on Tuesday, which they lead 3-2.

The England global has been tipped as a potential candidate for the Premier League's Player of the Year, but Guardiola believes he can do even more.

Success who has now failed to score in his last three outings will hope to break the drought against Palace.

Appearing offside when played in by Sergio Aguero, referee Paul Tierney awarded the goal after lengthy consultation with assistant Eddie Smart after the ball rebounded in off him thanks to Daryl Janmaat's clearance.

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"It is so complicated, there are no spaces - just the talent of the players that we have. It is the most important thing and we need that".

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Sterling was taken off shortly afterward, and Watford substitute Gerard Deulofeu pulled a goal back for the visitors just 17 seconds after going on, scoring with his first touch after Troy Deeney flicked a long ball into the box.

Watford made seven changes to their starting line-up ahead of Saturday's game at the Etihad Stadium in an attempt to frustrate the champions, and just like Bournemouth did the previous weekend the Hornets reached the interval without recording a single shot of any note.

Spurs really should have been out of sight at the interval but a solitary Harry Kane goal was all they had to show for their excellent first half performance.

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