Was left exposed by the goals and had to be alert to make other stops.
Guilty of giving the ball away time and again in the first half but did contribute well at the other end, including the match-winning goal.
Replaced at half-time following a torrid opening 45 minutes.
Forced into a number of errors by Deeney and will not have impressed any potential suitors.
Very poor defensively in the first half but did settle into the game a lot better in midfield after the break.
Aside from one shot, he could not find his way into the game.
Was second-best to Murray in the midfield. An unusually lethargic display as he failed to dominate like he can.
City's brightest spark with his pace and endeavour down the right side.
Was anonymous in the first half and Pellegrini took the decision to hook him on half time.
A perfect second-half hat-trick. Right foot, left foot and a header. His impact for City is immeasurable.
Was involved in the first City goal but missed a number of presentable chances himself.
Will be remembered for his howler on Kolarov's goal and did not cover himself in glory on the other strikes either.
Made a number of key interceptions including one which denied Lescott a certain goal but looked heavy-legged as City pressure told. .
Read the danger well when Watford had to defend deep, making some good interventions.
Put in a lot of work in a first half in which his delivery was tidy but could not find his way into the game after the break.
Was shuffled inside to make a central defensive trio as City came out all guns blazing in the second half.
Defensively, he had a tough afternoon dealing with Navas and looked jaded as the Spaniard ran past him time and again.
Seemed to pop up in every position for Watford and was among their best operators on the day.
Controlled proceedings in the first half, pulling the strings in midfield and setting Watford on their way in attacks.
An impressive and efficient performance in the centre of midfield by the Irishman who used the ball cleverly and pressed with relish until his substitution.
Moments of brightness and invention in the first half, including a well-taken goal.
Took his goal brilliantly and assisted well on the other but could do nothing to prevent the inevitable turnaround in the second half.
Helped shore up the defence with dominant, aggressive play.
Much better than Richards, who he replaced at half time and gave City a better outlet on the right.
Gave some encouraging signs in his time on the pitch, linking up well with Dzeko and Kolarov on the left.