Manchester City 3-1 Watford


His Manchester City side made it ten points in ten days - from four matches - with the 3-1 win over Watford.

De Bruyne, one of the stars of the Premier League season, is named to start for Pep Guardiola's side in their home tie against Watford as they bid to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to 15 points.

He said: "The Premier League isn't decided yet, but we are in a position of great strength to win it. The players are artists and they are the reason we are here".

Guardiola saw key players Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne suffer injuries at Crystal Palace on Sunday, BBC reports.

"There is a flaw in Jose Mourinho's argument that the difference between Manchester United and Manchester City is money", the Sky Sports pundit told The Daily Telegraph.

Replays showed the striker may have been offside when he scored, and a few minutes later he was incorrectly ruled offside when he was played in on goal.

"The federations don't think about the players but they have to protect them and play with quality and not quantity". It's not basketball or tennis, the players need recovery. I know it's his second season but he's not used to all these fixtures.

As both players got treatment - they were both carried off the field on stretchers at the same time - Guardiola took a seat next to Hodgson in Palace's dugout as the managers chatted. That has happened in the past with many other teams.

This led to Guardiola's criticism saying it is not normal for players to play every two-three days. Just see how many muscular injuries there are.

David Silva has trained today and he is avalaible for the game of tomorrow against Watford.

"Hopefully he [Gabriel Jesus] will be one month, maybe two months he will be out", Guardiola stated in his post-match press conference.

But we want to know your lineup choice! He's free to stay or leave, it depends. We are happy, we try to do our best and I think we did it.

Guardiola said the issue has been of a family nature and he may have to miss more games because of it.

'They're the only ones who decide, because obviously the club is the one who makes the decisions, they are the ones who say you have to go or have to stay. "After dropping two points, we spoke about our reaction because big teams drop points, but not too much".