A double by Raheem Sterling ignited a City romp laced by Phil Foden ‘s genius to intensify Watford ‘s fears of dropping.
Foden tapped City’s third and Aymeric Laporte went home as the men from Pep Guardiola left Chelsea third with 15 strong points. Sterling hit an all but kill the game off on 31 and 40 minutes.
His first turned a routine pass into an amazing thing when Kyle Walker picked up a loose ball for a precision cross that Sterling fired with two sublime touches at home.
Yet his second was a tap-in from a rebound from his offense, which Ben Foster had foiled brilliantly.
It was Sterling himself who had won the spot-kick-when Will Hughes induced a penalty from a Foden pass with his beautiful touch.
Craig Dawson then headed a gaping chance at City keeper Ederson right on the half-time stroke for Watford. Yet Foden always-lively bagged their easy third on 63 minutes.
Kevin de Bruyne delightfully sets Sterling free, Foster foiling his attempt but Foden slotting into an open net. And soon after Laporte was unmarked to head up in De Bruyne ‘s free-kick.