Gabriel Jesus scored four goals as Manchester City kept the Premier League title race in their hands by defeating Watford 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Jesus scored two goals in 23 minutes, and Rodri scored a stunning third after Hasane Kamara pulled one of the Hornets into the middle of the thrilling first half.
The Brazilian international celebrated twice more than eight minutes before the start as Watford were in danger of collapsing, Jesus first won and converted a penalty before sweeping Kevin De Bruyne’s world.
All eyes will now turn to Anfield on Sunday, where Liverpool’s rivals will try to match Pep Guardiola’s men by beating rivals, Everton.
Jesus needed just four minutes to give City the lead, bringing home Oleksandr Zinchenko’s solid ball home after Ukraine connected with Joao Cancelo’s ball.
Manchester City almost doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Ben Foster came down and pushed Cancelo’s ball with his left foot, but Jesus quickly caught second when he met De Bruyne’s fine cross on the right-wing with a solid header.
Watford backed down a bit late as Kamara ran to power the left-foot drive in the lower right corner, but Rodri returned the cushion of two amazing goals after 34 minutes, releasing a 25-yard volley on the top left. is available.
Jesus then finished his hat-trick just four minutes into the second half, skipping a penalty after chasing a penalty kick by Foster, and helped himself reach an amazing fourth four minutes later when he converted a De Bruyne ball. .
Riyad Mahrez could have added a sixth when sending a right-footed volley at the end, as City saw a stunning 15th consecutive victory over Watford.