LONDON—Though it has taken a yr longer than many anticipated, Manchester City is lastly starting to resemble a Pep Guardiola-coached group.
City maintained its rampant type because it ended Watford’s unbeaten begin to the English Premier League with a resounding 6-zero victory at Vicarage Highway on Saturday.
Guardiola’s facet has scored 15 objectives in three matches for the reason that worldwide break, with 5-zero and four-zero wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively.
“It was so good, particularly after an away sport in the Champions League,” Guardiola mentioned.
“I used to be fortunate to handle Barcelona with many excellent performances however this week has been numerous objectives. We've got discovered our sport, we are able to make quick passes, and we have now numerous vitality from our full backs.”
Sergio Aguero scored a predatory hat trick and laid on an help for Gabriel Jesus, whereas Nicolas Otamendi headed in earlier than Raheem Sterling added a late penalty.
The victory took City to the highest of the desk, however Manchester United can be part of it on Sunday with a win over Everton.
Liverpool didn't shake off the results of final weekend’s thrashing by City, stumbling to a - draw with Burnley at Anfield. Canadian worldwide Scott Arfield gave the guests the lead earlier than Mohamed Salah levelled simply three minutes later.
Philippe Coutinho made his first begin of the season after failing to power a summer season transfer to Barcelona, however his return wasn’t sufficient to fill the void left by the suspended Sadio Mane.
Crystal Palace grew to become the primary membership in league historical past to lose its opening 5 video games with out scoring as Roy Hodgson’s first match in cost ended in a -zero defeat towards Southampton. Steven Davis’ early aim proved decisive.
Newcastle made it three league wins a row by beating Stoke three- at St. James’ Park. Captain Jamaal Lascelles was an unlikely star for a second straight sport because the defender headed dwelling the winner after Xherdan Shaqiri cancelled out Christian Atsu’s opener.
Jamie Vardy equalized from the penalty spot for Leicester to attract at Huddersfield - after Laurent Depoitre gave the house facet the lead on his full Premier League debut.
West Brom and West Ham performed out a goalless draw on the Hawthorns.
REDKNAPP AXED: Harry Redknapp was fired by second-tier Birmingham City on Saturday after his facet misplaced a sixth successive match.
The previous Tottenham and Portsmouth supervisor helped to maintain Birmingham in the Championship after taking cost with three video games remaining final season.
Nevertheless, regardless of signing 14 gamers in the course of the summer season switch window, Redknapp has been unable to construct upon his robust begin.
Birmingham was only one place above the underside of the Championship desk after shedding to Preston three- at dwelling on Saturday, having taken simply 4 factors from its first eight video games.