The Hornets conceded after just 38 seconds against the Citizens, and were lucky that the score only ended 3-1.
⌚️ 38 seconds v Watford.— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) January 2, 2018
⌚️ 96 mins & 35 seconds v Bournemouth.
Raheem Sterling has scored the earliest & the latest Premier League goals, so far this season. pic.twitter.com/TdXQl0GO5B
This defeat was Watford's tenth in their last 14 games, and speaking after the game Silva admitted that he is working on strengthening his defence by bringing in new recruits in the January transfer window, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"We are working. The board know what I expect.
#WatfordFC made some of the most impressive signings in midfield last summer.— Curb your… (@reallifecurb) January 2, 2018
One thing Watford didn’t do, was invest in upgraded defence. It’s awful. Dated/Aged/Has-beens.
Watford have a nothing Attack too, Okaka thr ignorant Silva benched since summer.
How to ruin a season.
"What I can say now is to come here, compete and do our best to take a good result when you start a game like this," he said.
7 – @ManCity have won their last seven meetings with Watford in all competitions, by an aggregate score of 24-3. Trounce.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 2, 2018
"We weren't aggressive in our defence, it was too easy for them. The first 25 minutes we were too slow and we knew before the match they would push our team back.
"Against all teams home or away they do that. We need to do it in a different way and we didn't do that."
Watford host Carabao Cup semi-finalists Bristol City in the FA Cup on Saturday, and will be hoping that the Championship side won't cause any upsets this time around.