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DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT: Watford FC hit by late QPR winner 

 Published on: 2nd February 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Watford FC

Watford FC were beaten 2-1 last night at home against Queens Park Rangers after a late goal from Albert Adomah sunk the Hornets despite taking the lead in the second half.

Troy Deeney opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Ismaila Sarr was fouled, but Charlie Austin’s equaliser pushed the away side on to get all three points.

Xisco Muñoz named three changes to the side that drew away at Millwall last week, bringing in Navarro, Ngakia and Gray.

It was the visitors who dominated the opening period of the game at Vicarage Road, however they weren’t able to create any meaningful chances in the opening half hour.

The first golden opportunity of the game fell to Francisco Sierralta after a well whipped-in corner found him, and his header led to a acrobatic save from QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng.

Joao Pedro had a chance to give the Hornets the lead just before half time after he was found well in the box by Navarro, but could only header the ball over the bar.

Six minutes after the restart, Watford were awarded a penalty after Sarr was brought down and Deeney, as he has done all season, hit his penalty with force straight down the middle to give the Hornets the lead. 1-0

Daniel Bachmann, who is in the side replacing the injured Ben Foster, kept the Hornets in the lead on the 70th minute when Macauley Bonne thought he had equalised, only to be denied by Bachmann.

Just a few minutes later though, the visitors did strike level and it was their new signing, Charlie Austin, who headed the ball into the back of the net.

On the 76th minute, Tom Cleverley almost regained the lead for the Hornets but his effort was miraculously cleared off the line.

The winning goal came in added time when Todd Kane’s cross found Adomah in the box, who’s touched deceived the defender and went on to tuck the ball away beyond Bachmann to send QPR home with all three points.

The result sees the Hornets drop to fifth in the table and puts a big dent in their hopes for automatic promotion.

Next up for Muñoz’s men comes on Saturday with an away trip against 18th placed Coventry City.

Picture credit Watford FC

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