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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster feared he could have conceded 12 against Manchester City


Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed he feared that Manchester City would score 12 goals during their 8-0 defeat in the Premier League.

The hosts took the lead after just 53 seconds when David Silva met Kevin De Bruyne’s cross and City were five goals to the good at half-time after Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi added to the scoreline.

Pep Guardiola‘s side continued where they left off after the interval with Bernardo scoring two goals in 12 minutes to complete his hat-trick.

After another superb performance, De Bruyne completed the scoring five minutes from time as City almost matched Manchester United‘s record victory in the Premier League but were left ruing missed chances that left them one goal short.

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Former United stopper Foster feared that City would hit double figures for goals after a blistering first-half showing.

“It was a very disappointing afternoon,” he told BeIN SPORTS. “You come away to Man City, you want to keep it tight and stay in the game as long as possible. But we didn’t – none of us did our jobs today.

“You let a goal in after 50 seconds, any sort of game plan you had going into the game is out the window.

“They were incredible and at times they were absolutely breathtaking. 5-0 up after 20 minutes and I’m fearing the worst. I’m thinking this could be 10, 11, 12, easy today.”

 

The 36-year-old was relieved that Guardiola‘s men took foot off the pedal in the second-half, even though they managed to score three more goals.

Foster added: “Thankfully they kind of took their foot off the gas – I don’t know whether it was that they took their foot off the gas or we grew into the game – but second half is was very disappointing again and they were very easy goals to give away again.

“As good as Man City were today, we need to have a look at ourselves and we’ve got to be better than that.”





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