Belgian worldwide Lukaku scored two goals to give Manchester United a priceless 3-1 win at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their last 16-second leg clash and that was more than enough for the Red Devils to secure a quarterfinal spot on away goals. After the England winger benefited from a disputed offside decision to open the scoring, he completed his hat trick in just 13 more minutes at Etihad Stadium.
"Here there are many people working to make last season's level and if they can do that it will be down to hard work and not luck".
Sterling's quickfire treble early in the second half, which was kick-started by a controversial offside call in his favour, helped City to preserve their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table with eight games remaining.
The Hornets put up a good fight in the first half, but their resistance crumbled after the break.
With the defeat, Watford are placed in the eighth spot with 43 points from 30 games.
"Keep the distance with Liverpool as much as possible and arrive in the last fixtures with the opportunity to win the title". "Aymeric is back training the last two or three days". "He scored three goals, we're delighted, but he can do better".
Appearing offside when played in by Sergio Aguero, referee Paul Tierney awarded the goal after lengthy consultation with assistant Eddie Smart after the ball rebounded in off him thanks to Daryl Janmaat's clearance.
"I guess we are going to drop points, because it is nearly impossible if we go ahead in all competitions not to drop points", said the 48-year-old.
There was nothing fortunate about the other two, though.
This time there was no debate as the England forward simply tapped in from a low cross by Riyad Mahrez.
And the pick of his goals was his third as he ran onto David Silva's pass to calmly slot the ball past Ben Foster for his 18th goal of the season.
City have climbed back above the Reds in recent weeks and also lifted the League Cup trophy following their final win over Chelsea.
"In the second, the game changed".
"I'm not too much concerned or anxious about what people say if we win the title just because [of] what happens now with UEFA [and] they do not give us credit for what we have done". "I am so, so, so disappointed. It's about complacency, it's about arrogance in a bad way".
"But we've done it against Bournemouth, against West Ham and we've done it again now".