Kevin De Bruyne ran the show as he tends to do, orchestrating play into the final third and recording an assist, too.
What was De Bruyne's overall display like?
📷 Match Snapshot
He did play a big part in Foden's goal, though, as it was his lovely threaded through-pass for Sterling which saw City break into the box, with Foden eventually finishing after the former Liverpool man's strike was saved by Ben Foster.
Before that, De Bruyne very nearly scored himself with a wicked free-kick that that was tipped over the crossbar by the Watford keeper.
A ⏱️ 66' It was via another set-piece that the Belgian earned his solitary assist for the night, as he curled a gorgeous free-kick into the box from the right channel which was headed home by Aymeric Laporte.
Out of the Premier League matches in round 37 so far, he had the fifth-most touches of the ball with 108.
Sixty completed passes out of 80 attempts doesn't seem like anything special, but out of these 60, a remarkable 44 were sent into the final third which is second so far this week to only Ashley Westwood of Burnley.
De Bruyne sent 12 crosses into the box, won 8/10 duels, won 100% of his aerial duels, and made five ball recoveries.
His outing against Watford earned him an overall 8.7 FC Rating.
〽️ Rating Week-on-Week
On the whole, City improved significantly from the loss against Arsenal in the FA Cup, and although De Bruyne by no means played badly at the weekend, earning a 7.6 FC Rating, his performance against Watford was him back to near his best.
🗝️ Key Stats
De Bruyne match stats
|Final Third Passes||44||Rank #1|
A fairly meaningless game against already-relegated Norwich next up for Pep Guardiola's side.
After that, De Bruyne and City turn their attentions to Real Madrid in the Champions League.