Manchester City 2-0 Watford (29.08.2015) Live Commentary

90+3′
This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movements and opportunities. The hosts were superior today. The tactic of the home side was slow build-up play. The away team’s main priority was a flawless defence.
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Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
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Miguel Layun (Watford) hammered the ball from a long-range free kick, hitting only the defensive wall.
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Watford have a free kick.
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Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
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An unsuccessful cross into the box by Allan Nyom (Watford). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
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2 additional min. will be played.
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The attendance for today’s match is 53,218.
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The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) departs the field of play to be replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City).
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A precise low pass is received by Miguel Layun (Watford), who makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and sends a poorly placed shot that sails well wide of the left post.
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This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) unleashes a missile of a shot which was blocked by one of the defending players. Nice try, however. Manchester City get a chance to score from a corner kick.
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Ikechi Anya (Watford) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
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A perfect long pass by Samir Nasri (Manchester City) finds Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City). He latches on to a pass and continues his attacking run.
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Miguel Layun (Watford) sends a cross into the box, but Joe Hart (Manchester City) comes off his line to gather the ball.
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Watford are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
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Here’s the change. Etienne Capoue (Watford) goes off the pitch and Ben Watson (Watford) comes on.
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Aleksandar Kolarov sends a good ball to the edge of the box and Yaya Toure (Manchester City) gets a shot which goes narrowly wide of the left post.
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Manuel Pellegrini has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Fabian Delph (Manchester City) replacing David Silva (Manchester City).
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Allan Nyom (Watford) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Joe Hart (Manchester City), who smothers the ball.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
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Substitution. Odion Ighalo (Watford) will be replaced by Miguel Layun (Watford).
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Allan Nyom (Watford) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
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Neat link-up between Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Samir Nasri (Manchester City), but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) reads the game well and the move breaks down.
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Well-received pass by Yaya Toure (Manchester City). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar.
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Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
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Ikechi Anya (Watford) collects a pass inside the box, and he unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender. Watford have been awarded a corner kick.
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David Silva (Manchester City) tries to find Sergio Aguero, but he put too much power on that pass. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Watford.
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A superb shot by David Silva (Manchester City) after a mid-range free kick! His attempt, however, only flies tightly over the crossbar.
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Sebastian Prodl (Watford) has tested the patience of referee Mark Clattenburg and goes into the book for a previous late challenge.
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The substitution is prepared. Ikechi Anya (Watford) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Almen Abdi (Watford).
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) gets a shot away from distance, but wasn’t really set to take it and fires well wide of the left post.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) sprays a pass out to Bakary Sagna (Manchester City), but he can’t beat his man to get to the ball.
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Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) didn’t manage to convert the resulting corner kick into a goal. He produced a header from a dangerous position inside the box, but he missed far to left.
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Corner kick. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) steps up and is ready to swing it into the box.
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The ball is cleared after Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Manchester City earn a corner.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his finish from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Heurelho Gomes (Watford) to get hold of the ball.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
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GOAL! Superb work from David Silva (Manchester City), who plays vital role in the build-up. He squares it up for Fernandinho (Manchester City), who beats Heurelho Gomes (Watford) with a brilliant shot into the left side of the net. 2:0.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.
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Foul! Valon Behrami (Watford) is penalised for pulling back the opponent. Manchester City get a free kick.
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Samir Nasri (Manchester City) takes the resulting free kick from outside the box. He sends a nice cross into the box, but his intention is well anticipated by the goalkeeper who comes out to collect the ball.
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Sebastian Prodl (Watford) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Mark Clattenburg blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Manchester City.
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David Silva (Manchester City) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
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Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. Manchester City have a corner.
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Samir Nasri (Manchester City) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Mark Clattenburg signals.
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Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
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Goal! Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) puts a cross into the box and finds Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), who latches on to it and strikes the ball inside the right post. He makes it 1:0.
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Manuel Pellegrini has made a change at the break. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) has come on in place of Jesus Navas (Manchester City).
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Half-time break is over and the second half is starting right now. Enjoy yourself!
45+2′
It wasn’t the most inspiring 45 minutes that you’ll see this week. Let’s hope that the second period will be more exciting. The visitors played second fiddle to the home squad in the first half. The home team tries to prevail using combination football. The away players present themselves with a defensive style of play.
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The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
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Heurelho Gomes (Watford) attempts to find one of his teammates with a fine lofted pass, but the defence reacts well to intercept the effort.
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1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) decided to speed play up by taking a quick free kick.
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Allan Nyom (Watford) makes an awful challenge on his opponent and can count himself very lucky for not receiving a red card from the referee.
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Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
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Mark Clattenburg shows a yellow card to Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) for his blatant foul.
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What a chance that is! Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) finds himself unmarked in a promising position after receiving a cross on the edge of the box and his attempt sails by a whisker wide of the right post.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) works the free kick short.
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Valon Behrami (Watford) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Mark Clattenburg blow the whistle. Manchester City have a free kick.
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A crossfield pass from Yaya Toure (Manchester City) failed to find any of his teammates. The ball goes out-of-play and Watford will have a goal kick.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
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Allan Nyom (Watford) with a teasing cross into the area, but Joe Hart (Manchester City) intercepts the ball.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
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Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) sends an accurate pass to Jesus Navas (Manchester City), who controls the ball with his fine first touch.
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A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Manchester City, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
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Valon Behrami (Watford) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Mark Clattenburg calls for a foul. A free kick for Manchester City. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
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David Silva (Manchester City) takes a short corner kick.
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Heurelho Gomes was forced into action to thwart Raheem Sterling (Manchester City). He found himself some space after latching on to a pass and unleashed a shot to the bottom left corner but couldn’t beat the keeper. Manchester City will take a corner kick.
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A cross following the corner kick finds its way to Bakary Sagna (Manchester City), who manages to steer it to the bottom right corner. He is about to start celebrating a goal, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) comes with a save in the nick of time and denies the change of the score.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) goes over to take a corner kick after one of the defenders makes a good clearance.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked. Manchester City forced their opponent to concede a corner.
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A player from Manchester City commits an attacking foul. The referee blows his whistle.
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David Silva (Manchester City) will take the corner.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender. Corner kick. Manchester City will have an opportunity.
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David Silva (Manchester City) plays a one-two with Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), but the move breaks down.
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A superb shot by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) after a long-range free kick! His attempt, however, only flies tightly over the crossbar.
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Odion Ighalo (Watford) gives away foul for his fierce tackle against the opponent. There is a free kick given to Manchester City.
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Mark Clattenburg blows his whistle and signals a foul after David Silva (Manchester City) brought his opponent down.
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David Silva (Manchester City) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
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Sergio Aguero received a clever long ball from Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) which could have got him in a promising position, but the defence was alert and managed to avert the threat. The ball goes out-of-play. Manchester City are awarded a corner kick. Manchester City force a corner. They send men into the box.
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The resulting corner from David Silva (Manchester City) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) sends a cross in and finds Raheem Sterling inside the box, but one of the defenders steps in and clears the danger. It will be a corner kick for Manchester City.
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Corner kick, taken by Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
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Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) gets to the ball from the resulting corner and tries his luck with a shot, but one of the defenders steps in to block the effort. Now Watford with a corner.
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Corner kick. Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) is ready to send the ball in.
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The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Valon Behrami (Watford). The ball goes out-of-play. Watford are awarded a corner kick.
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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) is flagged for offside.
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David Silva (Manchester City) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
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Troy Deeney (Watford) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
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Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) passes the ball onto Odion Ighalo (Watford), but one of the defenders dispossesses him.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) with a rough challenge, Mark Clattenburg blows his whistle for a foul.
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David Silva (Manchester City) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort.
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David Silva (Manchester City) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. The ball goes behind for a corner. Manchester City will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
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Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) shows his brilliant kicking teqnique and picks out Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) with a fine lofted pass.
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The match has just begun.
The Watford players will kick-off.
The referee of today’s match will be Mark Clattenburg.
 
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