Bernardo Silva scored twice in a 3-1 win to take Man City to the top Premier League after Sterling’s opening goal.
Watford pulled back a goal thanks to Cucho Hernandez, who took the shot himself after it hit the post, letting Pep Guardiola’s side keep a ninth clean sheet of the season.
Sterling told the City’s website: “(It’s) good. Good match management, really disappointed to concede the last goal but overall, I think we fought really well.
“We had a couple of opportunities that we could have taken advantage of in the first half to finish but ended up taking a great win.”
City made the most of Chelsea’s loss to West Ham earlier in the day with a seventh straight win in all competitions, moving ahead of Liverpool, who beat Wolves 1-0 to early to the top.
“That’s all we can do is keep winning football matches. That’s what this football club was built to do, we just have to keep doing it,” said the Man City striker.
He added: “It’s a winning team, a three-day challenge team and we keep doing it, we’ve been doing it for years and we’ll keep doing it.”
Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann remained upbeat after the game, stressing that games against Manchester City will not determine the success of the Hornets’ campaign.
“This is not the kind of game that will define our season,” the goalkeeper told his club’s website.
“When the fixtures were announced in the summer, we always knew it would be difficult to earn points during this period, but we have proven that we can compete with some of the strongest teams in the league. In the last few games, this is very positive. ”
He added: “Today the right team won, but we tried until the last minute. It’s been a tough week for us, with Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester City in a row, but the upcoming fixture is really important. ”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-city-raheem-sterling-watford-premier-league-pep-guardiola-b1970094.html Man City is built to win football matches, says striker Raheem Sterling