MX23RW : Thursday, December 13 23:05:04
Feb 24, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
Attendance: 20,430
Watford
1-0
Everton
Deeney (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Troy Deeney wins it late for Watford against Everton

Result: Deeney wins it late for Watford
Troy Deeney scores 10 minutes from time to snatch Watford a 1-0 win over Everton at the Vicarage Road which eases their Premier League relegation fears.

Troy Deeney scored an 80th-minute winner to ease Watford's relegation concerns with a 1-0 victory over Everton at Vicarage Road this evening.

With his first Premier League goal from open play this season, the Hornets captain settled a slog of a contest and moved the hosts six points clear of the bottom three.

Everton had conceded nine goals in their previous two away games, and Watford had kept only one clean sheet in 14 league matches, but the two defences were well on top in the first half.

Watford stopper Orestis Karnezis was forced to tip the ball onto the post from a hopeful Oumar Niasse drive across goal, but Jordan Pickford at the other end was unworked by ugly long-range strikes from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue.

The game opened up slightly in the second period as both sides had headed opportunities, with Michael Keane nodding wide from Idrissa Gueye's cross and Deeney directing his effort straight at Pickford.

Javi Gracia made a game-changing double switch on 56 minutes, introducing Stefano Okaka and Kiko Femenia and adjusting to a 4-4-2 formation to give the Hornets the impetus to go on to win the match.

Femenia wasted a great opening when he ignored the unmarked Deeney in the middle to shoot straight at Pickford, whose clearance had hit the Watford captain and fell kindly to the Spaniard outside the box.

However, Deeney was picked out a minute later when the two substitutes combined to find their skipper in generous space, and he quickly turned to thump an unstoppable shot beyond Pickford from 15 yards.

Everton failed to find a response, only threatening an equaliser in stoppage time when Pickford came up for a corner and won a header which opposite number Karnezis jumped on just ahead of Cenk Tosun.

After climbing into the top half of the table, the Hornets may be looking up at Everton, who are now only one point ahead of today's opponents after falling to a fifth successive away defeat.

WATFORD (4-5-1): Karnezis; Janmaat, Mariappa, Prodl, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Deulofeu (Carrillo, 63'), Pereyra (Femenia, 56'), Richarlison (Okaka, 56'); Deeney

EVERTON (4-3-3): Pickford; Kenny, Williams, Keane, Martina; Davies, Gueye, Rooney (Calvert-Lewin, 82'); Walcott, Sigurdsson (Bolasie, 82'), Niasse (Tosun, 56')

Share this article now:
Cenk Tosun in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 13, 2018
Read Next:
Besiktas vice-president: 'Door open for Tosun'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account