Norwich 0-2 Watford: Quique Sanchez Flores' side get first Premier League win of the season

Watford celebrate Andre Gray's goal in their Premier League win at Norwich
Watford celebrate Andre Gray's goal in their Premier League win at Norwich

Watford's first win in 16 league games lifted them off the bottom of the Premier League at the expense of Norwich after a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.

Gerard Deulofeu fired the visitors ahead after just 76 seconds but Norwich squandered numerous chances to score before half-time against a Watford side who had kept only one clean sheet on the road in 2019.

Andre Gray doubled the lead seven minutes after the break, getting a heel to Deulofeu's cross with an effort that deflected off Jamal Lewis and beyond Tim Krul.

Watford celebrate Gerard Deulofeu's early goal at Norwich
Watford celebrate Gerard Deulofeu's early goal at Norwich

Norwich were given hope when Christian Kabasele was sent off for a second booking, but found Ben Foster in fine form to deny Lewis with a fine save, before turning Kenny McLean's effort over too.

An increasingly frustrated Carrow Road watched on as Watford ended the game in control as Norwich squandered their man advantage, leaving them 20th in the Premier League while their visitors jump above Southampton, who host Everton on Saturday, into 18th.


Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS! Norwich 0-2 Watford | 8th November 2019

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  • Watford registered their first Premier League win at the 12th attempt in 2019-20 and ended a run of 15 league games without a victory, stretching back to April.
  • Norwich are the sixth newly-promoted side to lose as many as nine of their opening 12 Premier League games to a season – four of the previous five went on to be relegated (the exceptions are Crystal Palace in 2013-14).
  • This was the first away Premier League win by a team starting the day bottom of the table since last November, when Huddersfield Town won 2-0 at Wolves.
  • Watford striker Andre Gray has more Premier League goals as a substitute in 2019 than any other player (three goals).
  • In just two Premier League appearances on a Friday, Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu has been involved in six goals, scoring four times and assisting two.
  • Gerard Deulofeu’s goal after 76 seconds for Watford was the second quickest away goal scored in the Premier League this season, behind only Harry Kane’s effort after 47 seconds for Spurs at Liverpool.
  • Norwich City are still without a home Premier League clean sheet this season, one of only three teams without one, along with Liverpool and Southampton.
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2015-16, Watford have received more red cards than any other top-flight team (17 red cards).
  • Watford have kept three clean sheets in their last five Premier League games, having kept none in their 19 games prior to this.

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