Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the new season when they defeated Watford 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Raheem Sterling scored his first competitive goal since arriving from Liverpool earlier this summer before midfielder Fernandinho finished the job and ensured Manuel Pellegrini’s side took all three points.
City had to be patient with Watford holding their own and going in at half-time with the scores level, but Sterling broke the deadlock just two minutes after the restart and from there the hosts ran out relatively comfortable winners.
Saying that, City had their defence to thank for another solid performance, with Eliaquim Mangala impressing and suggesting recent signing Nicolas Otamendi will not walk straight into the starting line-up when he gets his work permit.
The former FC Porto defender took time to settle at City but his performances this season suggest he has well and truly found his feet.
Following the match we took to Twitter to see what City fans thought of Mangala’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Mangala fast becoming the player we signed- love it— Yann (@TheShoulderDrop) August 30, 2015
@VincentKompany Looks like you are Back Vinny. Keep it up. Mangala looking awesome— John Nisbet (@JohnMCFCNisbet) August 30, 2015
it was a vital effort by Mangala to keep an errant pass in by Kompany that led to Sterling's goal. Eliaquim has been great.— Ty Paul (@tyjpaul) August 30, 2015
@BMRisingTV any idea when Otamendi's work permit will be granted? It doesn't matter too much, not like he's getting in front of mangala— Alex Holloway (@Alexholloway99) August 29, 2015
@CharleyRoseB yeah very true same at CB Mangala been very good can't see Otamendi getting in but good to have best squad in the league— Pacman (@pacman_joe) August 29, 2015
Sagna looking 100% better than last season - top class Mangala looks exactly as I new he'd become still learning but will be the real deal— Manc fella (@mcfclad74) August 29, 2015