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Rodriguez edges Burnley to win over Watford

25 Jun 2020
Burnley v Watford

Striker's second-half header the difference as Clarets deal blow to Watford's battle against relegation

Jay Rodriguez's second-half header secured a 1-0 win for Burnley over Watford to dent the Hornets' hopes of preserving their Premier League status.

After Matej Vydra had hit a post for Burnley, Rodriguez was twice denied by Ben Foster early on before having an effort cleared off the line by Craig Dawson.

Dawson headed over the crossbar down the other end as it remained scoreless at half-time.

The race for fourth place

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope denied Hornets substitute Craig Cathcart before Troy Deeney's goalbound header was cleared by Dwight McNeil.

The deadlock was broken on 73 minutes, with McNeil crossing for Rodriguez to head low past Foster. 

The victory takes Burnley up to 11th with 42 points.

Watford remain 16th on 28 points, one clear of the bottom three.

See: Burnley report | Watford report

Next fixtures

Burnley: 29 Jun v Crystal Palace (A)
Watford: 28 Jun v Southampton (H)

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