Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win against Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
Nigerian forward Isaac Success, who recently returned to training after an injury spell, was not in Watford’s matchday squad.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola made five changes to the team that started their last fixture against Crystal Palace.
John Stones returned from injury to replace Eliaquim Mangala, while Fabian Delph took the place Of Danilo at left-back.
Upfront David Silva replaced Ilkay Gundogan, while Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling took the place of Bernardo Silva and the injured Gabriel Jesus.
Hosts City took the lead inside the first minute as Leroy Sane broke down the left before delivering a stunning low cross towards the far post, where Sterling was on hand to tap home.
The Citizens doubled their lead in the 13th minute with Watford defender Christain Kabasele directing Kevin De Bruyne’s low cross into the back of his own net.
Guardiola’s men got their third of the game in the 64th minute when Sergio Aguero poked home from close range after Heurelho Gomes pushed De Bruyne’s cross into his path.
The visitors reduced the deficit through Andre Gray eight minutes from time.
With the win, leaders City extended their advantage over neighbours and second-place Manchester United to 15 points.