Watford put in an admirable away performance on Sunday, January 12, to beat Bournemouth and move outside of the relegation area.
Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra gave Nigel Pearson’s side their second away victory this season.
It was a lively opening to the game with both sides carving out opportunities, with Ben Foster denying Harry Wilson’s free-kick, and Adam Mesina heading over the bar from a corner.
The Hornets broke the deadlock just two minutes before half-time when Ismaila Sarr found Doucoure in the box, who’s effort found the back of the net.
Watford were dominant in the second half with Sarr and Gerard Deulofeu both going close.
The lead was deservedly doubled just minutes later when more good work from Sarr led to a chance that eventually fell to Deeney who rifled home.
Bournemouth were pushing for a fightback, which left space for Watford to exploit, and the clinching goal came on the 90 th minute, when Andre Gray’s initial shot was cleared off the line, but Pereyra picked up the pieces to volley home.
Watford’s outstanding run of form since Pearson took over continues with their fourth win in five Premier League games and more importantly, they leap ahead of Bournemouth and Aston Villa in the table.
The Hornets will be looking for their fourth home win in a row next weekend, when they welcome Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham to Vicarage Road on Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
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