Sterling scores a hat-trick as City move four point clear of Liverpool

Manchester City 3-1 Watford

Raheem Sterling fired three quick goals to send Manchester City four points clear at the top of the Premier League, after a victory over Watford but his opener was controversial. 

The first half ended goalless at the start of the second half, But Raheem Sterling gave City the lead as he ran on to Sergio Aguero’s flick and shot it into the net.

Sterling was clearly offside when Aguero chested the ball into his path and the lineman’s flag went up. But, after a long discussion with his fellow official, referee Paul Tierney overruled his decision, to the disbelief of the Hornets players.

Sterling‘s doubled City’s lead four minutes later second goal, after he tapped in Riyad Mahrez’s cross.

And, the 24-year-old England forward made it 3-0 just before the hour mark, after a pass from David Silva pass, making it his 18th goal of the season.

Gerard Deulofeu got a consolation goal for Watford with his first touch as a substitute, latching on to Troy Deeney’s flick.

Watford made seven changes ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final with Crystal Palace next weekend.

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