Whilst Sergio Aguero completed his hat-trick with a stunning fifth goal of the game. Watford started the season with a 3-3 thriller at home against Liverpool, and since that game, they have not conceded a goal in the league.
Aguero notched his treble with nine minutes left, collecting the ball from Kyle Walker and skipping past a couple of challenges before scoring.
Watford were under pressure from early on but, to their credit, they were posing some questions when they got their chances to break. If Watford fold as readily as they did here on a regular basis, Silva might find himself facing a similar fate to his predecessor and Quique Sanchez Flores, who were both removed after a single season in charge. Jesus has scored three goals in four Premier League starts.
We can see a lot of goals in this game and are backing on more than 2.5 goals as our prediction.
Though fans turned their anger on referee Neil Swarbrick rather than the team, this was a chastening afternoon for Watford's manager and his players. "The big clubs win the games and that is the big difference to the big teams", he added.
"At zero-five yeah. I like penalties to be taken by the takers but I understand why they switched because Sterling created the penalty".
So far, six different players have contributed their seven goals in Watford's last four matches of this season.
The victory took City to the top of the table, but Manchester United can join it on Sunday with a win over Everton. Their record is better still in the past three matches in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and allowing zero. For those who wrote him off last season, this was an emphatic reminder of his devastating ability in front of goal.
Burnley has picked up away points at three of last season's top-six teams, beating Chelsea on opening day and drawing against Tottenham at Wembley.