Gerard Deulofeu had a rather funny heatmap during Manchester City 8-0 Watford

Watford were well and truly battered by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

They have Norwich to blame for angering Pep Guardiola’s side last weekend.

It took 52 seconds for City to take the lead after Kevin de Bruyne’s incredible cross was finished by David Silva.

Seventeen minutes later and Ben Foster had picked a further four goals out of the back of his net as a Sergio Aguero penalty, a Riyad Mahrez free-kick, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi put City 5-0 up.


City eased up in the second-half and only scored three times.

Bernardo Silva completed his hat-trick and Kevin de Bruyne defined ‘getting in on the act’ by making it 8-0.

It was an absolute rout.

But one thing that sums up the 90 minutes is the heatmap belonging to Gerard Deulofeu.

Deulofeu played as a lone striker role during the 77 minutes he was on the pitch.

And his heatmap shows he had plenty of touches in the middle of the pitch. Of course, that was because he took kick-off SEVEN times.

In total, Deulofeu had 29 touches – seven of which were kick-offs.

You’ve got to feel sorry for him.

Those kick-offs did, at least, help him achieve a passing accuracy of 92% from his 13 attempted passes.

At least the Hornets only have a few days to dwell on their nightmare afternoon as they face Swansea at Vicarage Road in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

They then face a trip to Wolves next weekend, looking to bounce back.

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