Brighton responded to conceding a goal after 55 seconds - the earliest strike in the Premier League this season - to win at 10-man Huddersfield 2-1, with Romania striker Florin Andone grabbing the victor with his first goal in English soccer. "It didn't work because the first five or 10 minutes was like the first half".
But Gracia, making his first appearance at Vicarage Road since he signed a four-and-a-half year contract extension last week, said: "Nothing is impossible".
The changes in personnel however, had little effect on Guardiola's well-oiled machine, and only the brilliance of Ben Foster ensured City didn't head into the interval with more than a one-goal advantage. We try to keep these players, like every club.
David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Sergio Aguero scored for Guardiola's side whereas Anthony Martial was the only goalscorer in Manchester United's ranks.
Before the match, Guardiola confirmed the Argentina striker was resting up due to a "muscular disturbance" and afterwards conceded there are no guarantees he will return in midweek. The result marked a bounce-back effort for Manchester City following a 2-2 draw against Lyon in Champions League play last week.
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"He doesn't want us to disrespect anyone", said Sterling about his manager Pep Guardiola.
DF John Stones, 7 - Has missed both Premier League games since the worldwide break, but turned in an impressive performance that will show Guardiola that he can rotate his centre-backs without impacting the team. I didn't know that.
However, heading into the game against City, Watford will be pleased to have the opportunity to choose from a number of players for the game.
"The message to the players is that they have to deliver their maximum performance ever in the Premier League in order to do that, so that is the challenge I am going to lay down to them".
The first point is debatable enough with Manchester City once again threatening to run away with the title, but the idea that the "lower 14" are only out to survive has also been debunked by a small handful of clubs, including Watford this season.
"I think it is too early to see how decisive it is", Guardiola said of City's advantage. Our success in the last 15 months is (because) we don't care too much about the other sides.
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