The Watford Hornets were able to secure their first victory of the season sending Norwich City right to the bottom of the Premiership table after an impressive 0-2 win over the home side.
Watford who were finally able to finally end their appalling losing streak which stretched of their last 15 games thanks to one of their best performances of the season so far. The match began with Watford jumping to the lead just after 76 seconds of play as Gerard Deulofeu took advantage of the Canaries lackluster performance finding the back of the net with a left footed shot from the center of the Norwich City box.
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Watford tried to increase their lead in the 4th minute as Darl Janmaat attempted header went flying over the goal in a wasted opportunity. A later attempt by Watford ‘s José Holebas was later blocked, and Deulofeu tried to repeat his earlier success with another attempt on goal from the left side of the box which saw him miss as the ball veered to the right.
Norwich tried to regain their footing but squandered attempts by Teemu Pukki and Kenny McLean saw the home side going into the break trailing 0-1 behind Watford
Watford’s second goal was to come 7 minutes into the second half after a wonderful assist from Gerard Deulofeu saw Andre Gray scoring from the center of the box.
Christian Kabasele was shown his second yellow card of the match in the 65 minute which saw the Watford defender being sent off, reducing the Watford squad down to 10 men. This seemed to give Norwich City a much needed confidence boost as they continued on the defense through out the rest of the match. However they were unable to fully utilize their advantage over the Hornets and score a goal, losing the match 0-2 to Watford.
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in the post match interview, Norwich head coach Daniel Farke described his sides opening performance which gave way to the Hornets first goal as a “disaster”. He later went on to add
“They switched to five at the back and it was difficult to create chances against them so to invite them with such a nursery mistake was a confidence boost for them. It was a game-defining moment.”
The game saw visitors Watford handing over their spot at the bottom of the table to Norwich City as they finally jumped upwards to 18th position. Watford need to keep riding this wave of success in order to ensure they do not find themselves being relegated at the end of the season.