Manchester City fans here in the pub will be expecting a big response from their players this week after the disastrous result against Leicester City on Saturday!
The Citizens were brushed aside by the Premier League champions, who raced into a 3-0 first-half lead with such relative ease, you’d have thought City were struggling at the bottom of the table.
But alas, the Foxes were good value for their win and despite two second-half goals, Pep Guardiola’s side couldn’t level the scores and they came away from the East Midlands empty handed.
And much to the annoyance of our City-mad landlord, they’re now seven points off the top of the Premier League table and have a lot of making up to do over a hectic Christmas schedule.
But with a tie against Watford coming up on Wednesday evening, City have a great chance to get back in and around the frontrunners at the top of the table.
And here in the Tavern, we’ve got enough City fans to tell us a cracking starting XI, so here’s Hayden Atkins with the line-up they should go with against Watford…
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