City scored all three points on Wednesday night against Aston Villa, leading 2-0 before half-time thanks to a brilliant strike from Ruben Dias from outside the box and a brilliant counterattack that ended with a volley from Bernardo Silva.
Villa fought back just after the break, however, and created problems for Pep Guardiola’s side. Nonetheless, the reigning champions showed their courage and held on for a 2-1 victory.
Manchester City are now heading to Vicarage Road with an almost healthy squad. The Premier League champions had to come forward with a severely exhausted side in Birmingham with just 15 first-team players in the squad of the day which included three goalkeepers.
Fortunately, Pep Guardiola has now received a major boost after surviving a ‘emergency situation‘last week, with a large group of key players returning to prepare for the game against Ranieri’s side.
Meanwhile, Watford is currently struggling at the bottom of the Premier League ladder, sitting 17e with four wins, one draw and nine losses so far. Newly appointed manager Claudio Ranieri has managed to produce a decent performance for his team after being appointed two months ago, but the results have not been so positive.
Under Ranieri’s new leadership, the club have only managed to win two out of seven games, but a substantial performance improvement can be seen in their landslide wins against Everton and Manchester United.
Here’s how to watch the Manchester City game from around the world!
United Arab Emirates
8:30 p.m. United Arab Emirates
united states of america
Eastern Time: 11:30 a.m. EST
Pacific Time: 8:30 AM PST
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How to watch
In the UK, Saturday’s game will be broadcast live only on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD and SkyGo Extra.
For those who wish to follow the game via audio channels, BBC Radio Manchester will also provide live coverage of the match.
For viewers in the United States, the game will be available on FuboTV.
beIN Sports Premium 1, beIN Sports English and beIN Sports CONNECT will cover the game for viewers in the United Arab Emirates.
For fans living elsewhere, you can find the TV programs here
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