Watford vs Norwich Highlights
Danny Welbeck scores superb overhead kick-winner as Watford come from behind to beat Norwich (Watford 2-1 Norwich) and go four points clear of drop zone – and all but relegate Canaries
Norwich, who remains bottom of the table with only four games left to play, did take the lead in the fourth minute through Emiliano Buendia but Craig Dawson’s header (10) quickly brought the scores level.
It then took something special from Welbeck early in the second half to seal all three points for the hosts, who move 10 points ahead of Norwich and four clear of the relegation places.
Player Ratings Watford 2-1 Norwich
: Foster 6.5; Femenia 6, Kabasele 5, Dawson 7.5, Masina 5.5; Capoue 6 (Chalobah 87), Hughes 6.5 (Cleverley 59 6); Sarr 5.5, Soucoure 5.5, Welbeck 7; Deeney 7.
Substitutes: Gomes, Mariappa, Cathcart, Pereyra, Pedro, Gray, Pussetto.
Manager: Nigel Pearson 6
: Krul 7, Aarons 6.5, Godfrey 6, Klose 6, Lewis 6; Vrancic 6.5, Tettey 6 (McLean 55); Buendia 6.5, Stiepermann 6.5 (Idah 76), Hernandez 7 (Martin 83); Pukki 5 (Drmic 83).
Substitutes: McGovern, Rupp, Trybull, Duda, Drmic, Thomas.
Manager: Daniel Farke 7
Referee: Anthony Taylor 7
Watford manager Nigel Pearson made two changes from the side which was beaten 3-0 at Chelsea, as his team looked for their first win since the Premier League restart against Norwich. Adam Masina and Danny Welbeck replaced Adrian Mariappa and Nathaniel Chalobah in the starting line-up.
Norwich recalled striker Teemu Pukki in one of three changes from their defeat to Brighton on Saturday as they continued their search for their first point since the resumption. Mario Vrancic and Marco Stiepermann also started, with Kenny McLean, Ondrej Duda and Josip Drmic rested by Daniel Farke.
•Watford registered only their second win in their last 12 Premier League matches (D3 L7) and their first since beating champions Liverpool 3-0 in February.
•The Hornets came from behind to win a Premier League game for the first time since January 2019 away at Crystal Palace.
•Norwich have lost six consecutive league matches for the first time since May 1995, when they lost seven in a row in the Premier League.
Farke’s side ended a run of seven hours and 53 minutes without a Premier League goal, with Emiliano Buendía’s strike after four minutes their first since February against Leicester City. Buendía scored his first Premier League goal with his 37th shot in the competition.
Watch Highlights Watford vs Norwich
Watford host Newcastle on Saturday at 12.30pm in the Premier League, while Norwich welcome West Ham to Carrow Road at the same time.