With just five games gone, City trailed Liverpool by five points in the Premier League.
A home match with Watford offered the chance to reduce that to two points - and the defending champions would not disappoint.
In the most blistering start to a game ever witnessed at the Etihad, the Blues were 5-0 after just 18 minutes!
It looked set to be a cricket score against the Hornets, but eventually, City declared at eight.
Now, enjoy those goals and the best of the game again on the video above...