Watford 2 – 1 Norwich

Danny Welbeck’s stunning overhead kick sent Norwich a step nearer to relegation from the Premier League as Watford boosted their own survival chances with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road.

Norwich, who remain bottom of the table with only four games left to play, did simply take the lead in the fourth minute through Emiliano Buendia but Craig Dawson’s header (10) quickly brought the scores level.

It then took something special from Welbeck early in the 2nd half to seal all three points for the hosts, who move 10 points in front of Norwich and four away from the relegation places.

The defeat leaves Norwich’s top-flight status hanging by a thread. Daniel Farke’s side are 10 points adrift of safety with only 12 points left to play for. A loss against West Ham at Carrow Road at the week-end would confirm their relegation to the Championship.

More to follow…

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  • Watford registered only their second win in their last 12 Premier League matches (D3 L7) and their first since beating champions Liverpool 3-0 in February.
  • The Hornets came from behind to win a Premier League game for initially since January 2019 away at Crystal Palace.
  • Norwich have lost six consecutive league matches for initially since May 1995, if they lost seven in a row in the Premier League.
  • Farke’s side ended a run of seven hours and 53 minutes without a Premier League goal, with Emiliano Buendía’s strike after four minutes their first since February against Leicester City. Buendía scored his first Premier League goal along with his 37th shot in your competition.

What’s next?

Watford now host Newcastle on Saturday at 12.30pm in the Premier League, while Norwich host West Ham at the same time.