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Manchester City defeat Watford 2-1

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Defending champions Manchester City extended their lead atop the with a 2-1 victory over Watford, who came alive in the final minutes to make it a contest.

Undefeated 15 matches into the season, City climb to 41 points, 5 more than second-place Liverpool, though the Reds have a game in hand, reports news.

Watford, who have struggled in recent weeks after a good start to the campaign, are 11th with 20 points.

Playing in front of their supporters at on Tuesday night, the Hornets could take some satisfaction from keeping City off the scoreboard until the 40th minute when scored with an assist from

The visitors went ahead 2-0 in the 51st minute with Mahrez's goal off a back-pass from

City looked set for another comfortable victory, but Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure put the ball in the net in the 85th minute and the visitors conceded a pair of corners in the final moments.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 15:26 IST