They will then play Swansea in the FA Cup sixth round next weekend.
"We kept going, kept pressing got what we deserved".
"We have to be calm and prepare for next week [against Schalke]".
Replays showed that the English global had been offside when Sergio Aguero had chested the ball into his path, prompting the linesman to raise his flag.
A long discussion between referee Paul Tierney and his assistant saw the decision reversed with Sterling ruled to have been played onside by Watford's Daryl Janmaat, whose challenge saw the ball ricochet off the striker's leg into the net. "With VAR, that will not be a problem, it will be fairer", Guardiola told reporters.
In April previous year, Premier League clubs voted as a whole to continue "advanced testing" of VAR rather than implement it in the Premier League for 2018/19, but Guardiola said City had backed the technology - and added that if others had agreed, it could have ruled out Sterling's goal if it was wrongly awarded.
Two days of damaging headlines, with UEFA and the Premier League opening investigations into City's financial affairs, do not appear to have permeated the Etihad Stadium dressing room.
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Of those, Malone is the only one who did not spend the bulk of his career with the Lakers. The reaction seemed fitting for a player who idolized Jordan growing up.
"I am helped by my staff and referees need help from technology".
David Silva slid Sterling through to cut inside Janmaat and Christian Kabasele to complete his hat-trick and he received a rapturous reception when he made way for Leroy Sane shortly afterwards.
City had all of the possession, territory and shots on target while Watford failed to register a single shot on target and registered just six passes in the final third of the field, but still the sides went in to the interval locked at 0-0.
"Honestly, just in case it's offside, I am sorry".
Even the opponents [play] for many, many things, not just for the Premier League or to get into Europe.
Guardiola has recently been linked with a move to Juventus in the summer, with current manager Massimiliano Allegri expected to leave the Serie A champions at the end of the season.
"I spoke with the players and they know how tough it will be".
'I happened to get the luck, so I am happy with that. If you want to say one day the guy on Twitter says I am going to train in the United States of America and then, after, on the pages of the newspapers I am going to train in the United States of America...what can I say?