But the England winger's opener provided a major talking point after he was initially flagged offside, only for the officials to award the goal on account of Watford defender Daryl Janmaat playing the ball into Sterling's shin before it ricocheted into the net.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling scores their second goal during their Premier League match with Watford at Etihad Stadium in Manchester March 9, 2019. Yet the breakthrough for Pep Guardiola's side did not arrive until the minute following half-time, frustrated in the first half by a stubborn Watford performance that was eventually broken by a goal that should have been ruled out.
The introduction of Troy Deeney and Gerard Delofeu immediately paid dividents for the visitors as the pair combined within thirty seconds of coming on for Delofeu to pull one back in the 66th minute. Brighton dug deep and delivered a massive away win in the M23 at derby, with Anthony Knockaert's stunning goal worthy of winning any game. I was hoping my goal didn't get cancelled out.
"We deserved to win by far".
The US-based owners of Crystal Palace are also said to have been central to the calls for a probe, with American sports typically accustomed to strict financial guidelines and conduct.
"Most of the games we play are like this - so hard because they are so organised".
Watford had lost their seven previous league meetings with City, but they were putting up a very resolute display in defence, although Foster was called upon right at the end of the half to push behind a snap-shot from a tight angle by Aguero as City tried to find the all-important breakthrough. "[Jurgen] Klopp is also one of the best managers in the Premier League so I think they could edge the title over Manchester City".
"There are nine games left and every game is important". "But in the second half things opened up and we got the luck in the first goal and then took our chances really well".
Newcastle United pushed clear of the struggling pack into 13th place with an astonishing comeback from two down at halftime to beat Everton 3-2, with a goal from Salomon Rondon and a late double from Ayoze Perez, that earned them a fifth straight league win at St James' Park. However, after a three minute delay, referee Paul Tierney overruled linesman Adrian Holmes and awarded the goal.