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BIG WIN: Watford FC edge closer to Premier League return with Norwich victory 

 Published on: 20th April 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Watford FC

Watford FC pulled off a massive away victory at Norwich to edge ever closer to returning to the Premier League next season, thanks to a second half goal from Dan Gosling.

The Hornets have also closed the gap between them and Norwich, who lead the Championship table and guaranteed promotion on the weekend, to just five points, keeping their hopes of being promoted as champions alive. 

Head coach Xisco Munoz named four changes to the side, bringing in Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina, Tom Cleverley and Gosling. 

Watford started off the game on the front foot with both Gosling and Ismaila Sarr going close with efforts that both went narrowly wide. 

On the 30th minute, Sarr went the closest for Watford to opening the scoring in the first half after his shot was well-saved by Tim Krul at the near post. 

Krul produced a double save to deny Sarr and Ken Sema just moments later, as the Hornets kept knocking on the door for the opening goal. 

Just before the hour mark, Watford deservedly took the lead after Joao Pedro squared the ball to Gosling who had the goal at his mercy and made no mistake with the finish. 

The closest Norwich came to equalising was when there was a scramble in Watford’s penalty area, but luckily for the Hornets, the ball ended up in the hands of Daniel Bachmann. 

Watford held on for a massive three points, which put them nine points ahead of Swansea City, who are third. 

The Hornets could clinch promotion to the Premier League next weekend with a victory against Millwall. 

Picture credit Watford FC

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