Huge boost for Man City ahead of Watford clash

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- It doesn't make much sense, to be honest.

City's failure to score in a league game for the first time since last April meant it fell short in its bid to equal Bayern Munich 19-game winning run of four years ago, the longest in Europe's five major leagues, set under its current boss Pep Guardiola.

That moment aside, Guardiola was delighted with his captain's return and said he is looking for the 31-year-old Belgian to stay fit after years blighted by injury.

"I have until 2020, I think", Aguero said when asked about his future in another vague reference to the length of his current contract. He knows me very well from day to day, other players too.

"Maybe one month or two months", Guardiola said of the likely length of absence of the Brazil striker.

But Watford at home was just the sort of game required to restore normal service, and City took just 38 seconds to open the scoring, with Raheem Sterling converting Leroy Sane's cross.

The EPL leaders almost lost the game in the 90th minute when Palace were awarded a penalty after Wilfried Zaha was appeared to have been fouled by Raheem Sterling.

Premier League leaders Manchester City have this evening been handed a massive boost ahead of their clash with Watford tomorrow evening.

Speaking to the press after the draw with United, Pellegrino said: "For sure we are really pleased, not just for the point, we are happy because our performance was really good from the beginning to the end, especially in the way we approached the game".

"At the last part of last season he came in and helped us a lot".

"Of course space them [the matches] out". People say it's impossible, it's not basketball or tennis, the players need recovery.

The victory, which restored their 15-point lead, may have also come at a cost with Kyle Walker feeling a groin problem.

The chances still came easily for City, but the conversion of them was proving hard. Fifth place belongs to Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Swansea 2-0 Tuesday on a rain-soaked pitch in South Wales.

The Frenchman took charge of his 811th match in the Premier League - a record in a division that was inaugurated in 1992 - when Arsenal visited West Brom in the final game of 2017, and saw his team concede in the 89th minute from a disputed penalty to draw 1-1.

Crystal Palace also put some distance between themselves and the bottom three with a 2-1 win at Southampton.