Manchester City continued their fine run of form to stay on top of the Premier League table this weekend with a fine 3-1 win over Watford.
Pep Guardiola’s men were comfortable in their performance against the Hornets, and a hat-trick from England man Raheem Sterling proved enough to see off Javi Gracia’s men at the Etihad.
It was though the showing and finishing from Sterling which caught the eye the most, and it’s becoming more and more likelty that the flying former Liverpool man might well be the man to win the coveted player of the year award come the end of the season.
While there has been some fine performances from individuals up and down the league this term, it cannot be denied that the impact Sterling is having on this Man City team is massive.
He’s a player who has clearly listened to his manager over the years, showing a maturity and intelligence to his game which we haven’t seen before.
If Sterling can continue his excellent goalscoring form and keep smashing in the goals, then we could well see the England man pick up the individual honours to supplement the team success he is having at City.
It would cap a remarkable rise for Sterling, who often struggled during his first year or two with the Manchester club, and based on this season’s showings, would be a richly deserved reward too.