No one likes taking part in Man Metropolis, however Watford have been on the receiving finish of extra punishment from Pep Guardiola’s aspect than most.
In reality, Watford’s woes in opposition to Metropolis this season are up there with the worst ever skilled by the hands of 1 group in a single marketing campaign.
Tuesday night time’s thrashing was comparatively tame in comparison with the 8-Zero walloping the Hornets suffered on the Etihad manner again in September.
It was simply the 4 targets they conceded in opposition to Metropolis at Vicarage Highway: two from Raheem Sterling, one from Phil Foden and one other from Aymeric Laporte.
Which means Watford have conceded 12 targets in opposition to Metropolis this season alone. TWELVE!
Based on Opta, that’s the the joint-most by a group in opposition to an opponent in a season together with Blackburn vs Nottingham Forest in 1995/96 and Spurs vs Wigan in 2009/10.
If Gabriel Jesus stayed onside for his last-minute header, it could’ve been probably the most ever.
Plus, it could possibly be the explanation Watford find yourself taking place this season.
The end result fully worn out their objective distinction benefit over Aston Villa and Bournemouth, that means it will likely be play for on the ultimate day.
Villa really worn out the three-point distinction afterward Tuesday night time with a 1-Zero victory over Arsenal.
They transfer above Watford by one objective, so the beating by Metropolis was extremely damaging for the Hornets.
They face a tough journey to Arsenal on the ultimate day, whereas Villa and Bournemouth go to West Ham and Everton respectively.
If objective distinction decides issues, Watford’s 12-Zero mixture defeat to Metropolis this season can have performed an enormous half.