Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City not to switch off after the Premier League champions suffered a scare before winning 2-1 at Watford. 

With City still unbeaten in their league campaign, Guardiola doesn’t want his manne to rest on their laurels. 

Tuesday night’s result gave City a lead of at least two points at the top of the table with Liverpool in action on Wednesday night. 

The visitors were at bay for most of the first half as Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez pulled the strings from his right flank as he and Bernado Silva combined regularly.

But Ben Foster was finally beaten five minutes before the break when a cross from Mahrez was edged past the goalkeeper by the chest of Leroy Sane. 

TORMENTOR: Ace Bernardo Silva. Photo: PETER POWELL/EPA

Mahrez scored himself shortly after halftime by firing in with his devastating left foot from the middle of the area.

The City was easing to another victory when Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled the ball home after a goal-line scramble five minutes from time to give the side of the champ a nervy finish.  

And with an away trip to Chelsea at the weekend, Guardiola says his team must keep dancing. 

He says: “You can never relax in the Premier League, that’s why it is nice.

WARNING: Kwaad Pep Guardiola. Photo: NIGEL RODDIS/EPA

“It’s never over at 2-0, you need the third goal. 

“We were much the better side, we deserved to win but you have to kill. In the last few minutes, they had chances. 

“For five minutes they were better than us. 

"It’s not about breaking records, it’s winning games. 

“You can’t win easily for 38 games, that’s impossible.” 

The unbeaten City is expecting a sterner test at Stamford Bridge from their third-placed hosts this weekend. 

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