City recorded our biggest Premier League win ever as Watford were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad.
The visitors were swept aside in an incredible opening 18 minutes during which the champions scored five times.
Three more were added after the break, with Bernardo Silva grabbing his first hat-trick for the Blues and Kevin De Bruyne‘s late thunderbolt was arguably the pick of the bunch on a thoroughly enjoyable day at the Etihad – and one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Breathless, irresistible, scarcely believable… City ripped Watford to shreds with the sort of blistering start that may never be witnessed by the Premier League for a very long time.
If the champions were still angry at last weekend’s defeat to Norwich, it was Watford who paid a heavy price.
With 18 minutes of this game gone, the Blues had scored five times. Five times.
It was mesmerising football that the short-sleeved capacity crowd lapped up in the early autumn sunshine.
Where to begin?
David Silva started the rout as he arrived at the optimal moment to turn in Kevin De Bruyne’s superb low cross with just 52 seconds on the clock.
And the celebrations had barely died down as Watford came within a whisker of equalising through Gerard Deulofeu’s clever run and low shot that was palmed around the post by Ederson.
City soon doubled their lead, though, with De Bruyne racing forward before feeding Riyad Mahrez who was brought down by Ben Foster – a clear penalty.
Aguero stepped up to stroke home his eighth of the season and his 100th Etihad goal – a feat only achieved by two other players in the Premier League era.