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Troy Deeney celebrates Watford's second goal.
Troy Deeney celebrates Watford's second goal.

Rampant Watford climb out of drop zone for the first time this season

Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra scored to earn the Hornets a 3-0 win at Bournemouth.
Jan 12th 2020, 4:16 PM 8,709 6

WATFORD’S RESURGENCE UNDER Nigel Pearson continued as they won 3-0 at Bournemouth to move out of the Premier League’s bottom three for the first time this season.

Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra earned the Hornets a third successive top-flight win, with Pearson’s side now unbeaten in five matches.

There was a degree of fortune to their opening goal as young Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers chipped straight to Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, who crossed for Doucoure to finish three minutes before half-time.

Watford dominated after the break and doubled their advantage in the 66th minute when Deeney blasted home following more good work from Sarr, with substitute Pereyra hooking in a third goal in stoppage time.

Victory for Pearson’s men plunged Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth further into a relegation battle; the home side are second from bottom, two points off their visitors who sit 17th for the moment.

Aston Villa can overtake Watford should they earn a result against Manchester City this evening.

- Omni

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