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Richards: Fernandinho a Rolls Royce

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City return to Premier League action this weekend having impressed in the comfortable Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening.

Watford are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with City keen to bounce back after defeat on our last league outing.

Ahead of the game, let’s take a look at all the latest news and opinion from across the football media.

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Steve Jennings writes: “Watford must be sick of the sight of Sergio Aguero. The Argentinian has scored a remarkable 10 goals in just seven appearances against the Hornets, including a hat-trick in a 6-0 win at Vicarage Road in September 2017. After failing to find the net in the FA Cup final back in May, Aguero will be determined to start tormenting Watford once again this weekend.

Currently, he’s scored on a six-game scoring streak in the Premier League, which leaves him just past the halfway mark if he wants to equal Jamie Vardy’s competition record for goals in consecutive matches.

“Key stat: No player has attempted more shots than Aguero in the Premier League this season (19).”

Watford Observer: Christian Kabasele thinks Watford will face a Manchester City side with something to prove

Christian Kabasele says: "Of course it's [City] one of the best teams in the league with Liverpool.

"And they lost their last game, so they will want to put the things right next week.

"Obviously [things are] not [much better] because we conceded two goals [against Arsenal].

"I think that we shouldn't concede, but it's okay because the second half was better, we just conceded these two goals as the main chance for them.

"In the second-half we were more compact, that's why we had a good result."

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BBC Radio 5Live: Fernandinho a Rolls Royce

Micah Richards says:"I think with the amount of games City are going to play, it will be very difficult but Fernandinho is used to playing centre-midfield at centre-half. He can cruise the game.

"He's like a Rolls Royce. I thought he was very good tonight considering he's not a natural centre-back. I thought he read it well, he covered well and he led the line well so I was very impressed with him.”

Player Quotes

The Mirror: Bernardo Silva explains why Man City have nothing to prove under Pep Guardiola

Bernardo Silva says: “People can criticise and say what they want.

“We don’t need to prove anything to anyone, after what we’ve done the last two seasons. We’re relaxed.

“Of course we’re not happy, because we want to do better and we know losing against Norwich isn’t ideal, but all teams have good and bad moments.

“It’s impossible to stay three seasons, only with good moments.

“Sometimes you will have bad moments and it’s the way you react to those bad moments that shows and proved how good a team you are and that’s what we’ll try to do.

“Every time we’ve had bad moments in the past, we’ve always reacted well, and that’s what we’ll try to do again.”

That's all for this morning's Media Watch - but stay with us throughout the day as we continue to bring you all the latest ahead of the Watford game. 

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