Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster mentioned “surprise” and “embarrassment” had been the sentiments within the dressing-room after his aspect had been annihilated 8-Zero at Manchester Town.
Bernardo Silva claimed his first top-flight hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s aspect ran insurrection on the Etihad Stadium to transport again inside two issues of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Sergio Aguero additionally were given at the scoresheet at the side of David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne.
Watford had been 5-Zero down within 18 mins on a dreadful day on the place of work.
“It is most definitely slightly of concern, embarrassment,” Foster mentioned afterwards. “I believe we let ourselves down nowadays and the lovers slightly. We at the pitch did not give all of it we now have were given.”
Guardiola’s males had 28 photographs in opposition to the Hornets, whose hopes of exacting revenge for his or her 6-Zero FA Cup ultimate shellacking seemed not going when David Silva opened the scoring after 52 seconds.
Boss Quique Sanchez Flores understandably didn’t have the rest sure to replicate on after Town’s early intestine punch left his aspect flailing.
“Neatly, first (we want) to ask for forgiveness to the lovers as a result of they got here to the stadium looking ahead to a just right efficiency from the time,” he mentioned after his 2nd fit since returning to the hotseat resulted in embarrassment.
“It was once very tough to be at the pitch nowadays. After 30 seconds, we realised it’ll be perhaps tricky. After 10 mins, it was once actually very, very tough. And after 15, it was once inconceivable to play like this.
“In case you say you’re going to play in opposition to Manchester Town and you’re going make many errors, in fact it’ll be very tricky for us.
“We did in numerous tactics. Now not all the time the similar.
“We concede the primary 5 objectives all in numerous tactics, so it’s most definitely as a result of we had been slowly or all the time in the back of the ball or the choices of the avid gamers. We want to settle for the placement.”
In the meantime Guardiola referred to as his males a “pleasure to observe”.
Closing weekend’s surprise loss to Norwich is now some distance within the rear-view replicate, due to the midweek Champions League triumph at Shakhtar Donetsk being adopted up through the membership’s largest ever top-flight victory.
“It’s bizarre, it isn’t standard,” Guardiola mentioned of his aspect’s get started on the Etihad Stadium. “5 photographs, 5 objectives.
“In the similar time we gave them two probabilities to attain two objectives that we had been fortunate on this time it did not occur when up to now it now and again came about.
“However the high quality of the avid gamers up entrance made the variation, so the standard that we’ve got is a pleasure to observe.
“After 5-0, the sport is totally other. Analyse after that, the temper one staff, the temper the opposite staff. The comfort you play with, the stress they play with, so it is tough to mention.
“We had been ruthless in the case of 5 photographs, 5 objectives. Infrequently we shoot 25 occasions or 15 or 20 and you can not do it.
“So, after the Champions League and an enormous go back and forth again house, no time to organize, relaxation and the entirety.
“It was once a good looking day for all people, for our Town lovers, a good looking day within the sunshine and numerous objectives.”
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