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Sargent brace helps Norwich beat Watford

Published on: 21 January 2022

Josh Sargent had not scored for Norwich City in the Premier League before this game

Josh Sargent scored twice to help Norwich City gain a much-needed victory over 10-man Watford and move out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.

Sargent acrobatically hooked Teemu Pukki's cross from behind him and saw it bounce in off the underside of the crossbar for Norwich's opener.

The 21-year-old's thumping header made it 2-0 after a lengthy stoppage in play because of a floodlight fault.

Norwich rubbed salt in Watford's wounds with a third goal late on - substitute Juraj Kucka poking past his own goalkeeper at the near post.

Sargent, who had not scored in the Premier League prior to this victory, celebrated wildly as he put his side in the driving seat midway through the second half.

Watford were stunned by his double and were further hampered by Emmanuel Dennis' sending off - the forward shown a second yellow card by referee Mike Dean for a rash challenge on Max Aarons.

Shortly before Kucka poked in Adam Idah's pull-back, Watford had a goal disallowed when Moussa Sissoko thumped in a stunning volley from an offside position.

Cucho Hernandez later hit the crossbar for Watford but Norwich were comfortable winners in the end, and move two points above the hosts in the table.

Claudio Ranieri's side still have two games in hand but it was an 11th defeat in 13 games during his tenure, while Dennis' sending off means he will miss another crucial relegation battle with bottom side Burnley on 5 February.

    Reaction to Norwich's win over Watford

Pressure mounts on relegation rivalsWatford forward Emmanuel Dennis' sending off means he will be suspended for the trip to Burnley on 5 February

Sargent's celebrations, which were echoed by the visiting Norwich supporters, showed how important this victory was to Dean Smith's side.

It is the first time this season Norwich have moved out of the bottom three, while defeat for Watford piles more pressure on manager Ranieri.

Norwich were most people's favourites to go down before Christmas but back-to-back wins over Everton and Watford have seen them shoot up the table from bottom to 17th in just over a week.

The relegation battle promises to continue as Burnley, now at the foot of the table, have five games in hand on Norwich, having had numerous games postponed because of Covid-19 cases and injuries.

Watford and Newcastle United also have games in hand, but with no side in the current bottom six winning more than five games so far this season, Norwich will be heavily boosted by their recent victories.

The Canaries face a tough February including games against Manchester City and Liverpool, but Watford are under pressure to bounce back against Burnley in their next match having already dropped points to relegation rivals Norwich and Newcastle in recent games.

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    WatfordWatfordWatfordNorwichNorwich CityNorwich City

WatfordStarting XIAvgSquad number26Player nameBachmannAverage rating

4.45

12345678910Squad number21Player nameKiko FemeníaAverage rating

4.98

12345678910Squad number27Player nameKabaseleAverage rating

4.51

12345678910Squad number22Player nameSamirAverage rating

4.73

12345678910Squad number14Player nameKamaraAverage rating

4.70

12345678910Squad number8Player nameCleverleyAverage rating

4.23

12345678910Squad number39Player nameKayembeAverage rating

4.76

12345678910Squad number19Player nameSissokoAverage rating

5.02

12345678910Squad number25Player nameDennisAverage rating

4.51

12345678910Squad number7Player nameKingAverage rating

4.64

12345678910Squad number10Player nameJoão PedroAverage rating

5.18

12345678910SubstitutesAvgSquad number12Player nameSemaAverage rating

3.98

12345678910Squad number29Player nameCucho HernándezAverage rating

4.81

12345678910Squad number33Player nameKuckaAverage rating

3.78

12345678910Share your Watford player ratings withFacebookTwitterWhatsAppCopy and share linkNorwich CityStarting XIAvgSquad number28Player nameGunnAverage rating

8.10

12345678910Squad number2Player nameAaronsAverage rating

7.93

12345678910Squad number5Player nameHanleyAverage rating

8.26

12345678910Squad number4Player nameGibsonAverage rating

7.85

12345678910Squad number21Player nameWilliamsAverage rating

7.96

12345678910Squad number24Player nameSargentAverage rating

8.82

12345678910Squad number20Player nameLees-MelouAverage rating

7.88

12345678910Squad number19Player nameSørensenAverage rating

7.78

12345678910Squad number17Player nameRashicaAverage rating

8.18

12345678910Squad number35Player nameIdahAverage rating

8.33

12345678910Squad number22Player namePukkiAverage rating

7.95

12345678910SubstitutesAvgSquad number3Player nameByramAverage rating

7.17

12345678910Squad number11Player namePlachetaAverage rating

6.91

12345678910Squad number23Player nameMcLeanAverage rating

7.46

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    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsWatford

Formation 4-3-3

26Bachmann21Femenía27Kabasele22Samir14Kamara8Cleverley39Kayembe19Sissoko25Dennis7King10João Pedro

    26Bachmann21FemeníaSubstituted forKuckaat 89'minutes27Kabasele22Samir14KamaraSubstituted forSemaat 84'minutes8CleverleySubstituted forHernándezat 59'minutes39Kayembe19Sissoko25DennisBooked at 78mins7King10João Pedro

Substitutes

    2Ngakia12Sema17Fletcher18Tufan29Hernández31Sierralta33Kucka35Elliot42Morris

Norwich

Formation 4-4-2

28Gunn2Aarons5Hanley4Gibson21Williams24Sargent20Lees-Melou19Sørensen17Rashica35Idah22Pukki

    28Gunn2Aarons5Hanley4Gibson21Williams24Sargent20Lees-Melou19SørensenSubstituted forMcLeanat 21'minutesBooked at 38mins17RashicaSubstituted forPlachetaat 90+6'minutes35Idah22PukkiSubstituted forByramat 87'minutes

Substitutes

    3Byram10Dowell11Placheta15Kabak18Tzolis23McLean30Giannoulis33McGovern46Rowe

Referee:Mike DeanAttendance:20,782Match StatsHome TeamWatfordAway TeamNorwichPossessionHome68%Away32%ShotsHome15Away7Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome5Away1FoulsHome16Away11Live TextPost update

Match ends, Watford 0, Norwich City 3.

90'+15'Full Time

Second Half ends, Watford 0, Norwich City 3.

90'+15'Post update

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Watford).

90'+15'Post update

Brandon Williams (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+14'Post update

Moussa Sissoko (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+14'Post update

Foul by Sam Byram (Norwich City).

90'+13'Post update

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Max Aarons.

90'+9'Post update

Attempt blocked. João Pedro (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+8'Post update

Cucho Hernández (Watford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

90'+6'Post update

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90'+6'Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Przemyslaw Placheta replaces Milot Rashica.

90'+2'goalGoal!

Own Goal by Juraj Kucka, Watford. Watford 0, Norwich City 3.

90'Post update

Offside, Watford. João Pedro tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.

89'Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Juraj Kucka replaces Kiko Femenía.

87'Post update

Samir (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'Post update

Foul by Adam Idah (Norwich City).

87'Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Sam Byram replaces Teemu Pukki.

86'Post update

Attempt missed. João Pedro (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

84'Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Ken Sema replaces Hassane Kamara.

84'Post update

Samir (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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