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Watford close to Doucoure deal

Is this man soon to leave Rennes for the delights of Vicarage Road? Credit: PA

Watford are believed to be close to signing the Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in a deal that would reportedly cost a club record £8m. Doucoure, 23, has represented France's Under-21s and has been targeted by the Hornets since last summer.


FULL-TIME: Watford 1-2 Man City

It wasn't a result that looked likely for much of the afternoon but Man City have succeeded in keeping the gap to Arsenal just two points, thanks to a brilliant late comeback inspired by Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

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GOAL! Watford 1-2 Man City (Aguero 84)

Man City have turned this match on its head through sheer force of will inside three minutes. The stuff of champions? Only time will tell, but Sergio Aguero's towering header would be a fitting winner in any game.

GOAL! Watford 1-1 Man City (Yaya Toure 82)

He looked dead on his feet but Yaya Toure has breathed life into Man City's hopes here with one majestic swing of his left boot, meeting an Aleksandar Kolarov cross with a volley that flies into the top corner. Superb.

GOAL! Watford 1-0 Man City (Watson 55)

It might be an Aleksandar Kolarov own goal but Ben Watson will certainly claim it. His whipped corner looked to be curling goalwards before it skimmed the head of the Serb and deceived Joe Hart. Regardless, it's a huge goal for Watford - and for the title race.

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