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Nov 25, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​St James' Park
Attendance: 52,188
NewcastleNewcastle United
0-3
Watford

Shelvey (15')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Hughes (19'), Yedlin (45' og.), Gray (62')
Zeegelaar (24'), Prodl (90')

Result: Newcastle United lose fourth game in a row as Watford win convincingly

Result: Newcastle humbled by Watford
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Newcastle United fall to a fourth defeat in a row as Watford clinch a 3-0 win in Saturday's Premier League encounter at St James' Park.

Newcastle United have fallen to a fourth defeat in a row as Watford clinched a 3-0 win in Saturday's Premier League clash at St James' Park.

The Magpies, desperate to get back to winning ways, began the encounter brightly and were first to fashion chances against the Hornets.

The first effort of the game fell to Joselu, who miskicked after Jacob Murphy broke down the left and whipped a cross into the centre, while Matt Ritchie struck the side-netting in the 12th minute.

However, Watford went on to open the scoring in the 19th minute, Marvin Zeegelaar making his way down the left flank and sending a cross into the path of Will Hughes, who duly swept home.

Marco Silva's side were shaky at the back and relied on goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to bail them out on a number of occasions but, with the Magpies so toothless in front of goal, the Brazilian was rarely threatened.

On the stroke of half time, Rafael Benitez's charges were left with a mountain to climb as Zeegelaar sent a cross into the Newcastle box which DeAndre Yedlin bundled into his own net to put the Hornets two goals up.

Although the hosts regrouped and launched several attacks, they continued to flounder in the final third, and were caught out again at the back just after the hour as Andre Gray slotted past Rob Elliot from close range after Richarlison crossed from the left.

Benitez sent on Mikel Merino, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez in the second half, but Newcastle never looked like getting even just a consolation as the visitors saw the game out without too many issues.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Elliot; Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Manquillo; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame (Merino 69'), Murphy (Perez 77'); Gayle, Joselu (Mitrovic 69')

Watford (3-5-2): Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos (Prodl 52'); Femenia, Hughes (Carrillo 84'), Doucoure, Cleverley, Zeegelaar; Richarlison (Pereyra 79'), Gray

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