Watford beat Everton, pull clear of Premier League drop zone

Watford defeated Everton 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

football Updated: Feb 25, 2018 11:15 IST
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Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring his goal against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.(Reuters)

Watford opened up a six-point gap to the English Premier League relegation zone by beating Everton 1-0 thanks to Troy Deeney’s late goal on Saturday.

The striker scored from close range in the 79th minute to inflict a fourth straight away loss on Everton, which is alongside Watford in mid-table.

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In the final minute, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford went up for a corner and nodded the ball down toward goal but rival keeper Orestic Karnezis saved from Cenk Tosun’s acrobatic effort.

With a second straight home win, Watford was only four points from seventh place.

First Published: Feb 25, 2018 09:19 IST