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Gerard Deulofeu's Heat Map Vs Manchester City Makes For Hilarious Viewing

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Gerard Deulofeu's Heat Map Vs Manchester City Makes For Hilarious Viewing

Gerard Deulofeu had to kick off seven times as Watford were battered by Manchester City and it showed on his ridiculous heat map for the game.

For anyone connected to Watford their 8-0 loss to Premier League champions City on Saturday afternoon would be no laughing matter, for neutrals though there is Deulofeu's heat map to chuckle at.

The fact that the Spanish forward had to kick off so often means he touched the ball in the centre circle far more than he touched it elsewhere.

Deulofeu's heat map explains everything. Image: SofaScore.
Deulofeu's heat map explains everything. Image: SofaScore.
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It was the perfect response for City having suffered a shock defeat away to Norwich in the Premier League last weekend to go five points behind Liverpool in the title race.

On the other hand it wasn't the way Watford wanted to back up their good result from last weekend, when they came back from 2-0 down to Arsenal to earn at point, in Quique Sanchez Flores' first game back after Javi Gracia's sacking.

Whatever the Hornets had in store at the Etihad became irrelevant early on. The hosts led after just one minute through David Silva and by the 19th minute they'd scored five, with five different scorers.

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Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, Riyad Mahrez made it three, Bernardo Silva got the fourth and Nicolas Otamendi made it five before the 20 minute mark.

Guardiola's side then had to wait till the second half to add to their lead but it wasn't long after the restart that they were celebrating again.

Bernardo made it six just three minutes after half time and completed his hat-trick on the hour mark before Kevin de Bruyne made it eight with just five minutes left.

Fans of the champions would have been left a little disappointed not to at least equal Manchester United's record 9-0 win over Ipswich and they may have even beaten the record.

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Watford players barely knew where to look. Image: PA Images
Watford players barely knew where to look. Image: PA Images

Following the match Sanchez Flores apologised to the travelling fans, saying, "We have to say sorry to the fans because they came to the stadium waiting for a good performance from the team and it was very difficult to be on the pitch today.

"After 30 seconds we realised it would be very tough and then after 15 minutes it was impossible to play like this."

It's unlikely that Watford will have many worse days than Saturday and that Gerard Deulofeu will see the centre circle quite so often.

Topics: Manchester City, Watford, Football News, Riyad Mahrez, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling

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