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Watford end winless run and send Norwich to bottom of Premier League

Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores could breathe a much-needed sigh of relief after his team finally ended their wait for a win in the Premier League and sent Norwich crashing to the bottom of the table. 

It had been a painful wait of 11 league fixtures for the visitors without a victory in the top flight this season before coming here under immense pressure, but a solo effort from Gerard Deulofeu and an eye-catching back-heel from Andre Gray secured a precious success. 

Watford went down to ten men for the final quarter of the game, as Christian Kabasele was dismissed for a silly, second yellow card, but they were already 2-0 up and had enough to resist the troubled home side. 

Norwich played a major part in their own downfall with sloppy defending leading to both goals – the first after just 76 seconds for Deulofeu then the second coming early in the second half.  Flores’s men had arrived in bottom place but suddenly have hope, moving a point clear of Norwich and now level on points with Southampton. 

Flores did not play down the match’s significance beforehand, calling it a “cup final” that would “decide a lot the future of the team”.  Norwich were the ones who looked under strain as the game got under way though, as they made a horrific start. 


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