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Welbeck acrobatics seal victory over Norwich

7 Jul 2020
Premier League - Watford v Norwich City

Striker scores first league goal for Watford as the Hornets come from behind to seal a crucial victory

Danny Welbeck scored an acrobatic winner as Watford came from behind to beat Norwich City 2-1, moving four points clear of the relegation zone.

The Hornets suffered a nightmare start against the league's bottom side, falling behind in the fourth minute as Emiliano Buendia cut inside on to his left foot and whipped the ball inside the far post.

But they hit back quickly, with defender Craig Dawson heading home at close range from a set-piece in the 10th minute.

Norwich had a double chance after half-time as Onel Hernandez's shot was blocked and Max Aarons' follow-up was saved.

But Watford scored at the other end moments after that scare, with Ismaila Sarr's cross being deflected to Welbeck, who sent a spectacular bicycle kick into the top-left corner.

Nigel Pearson's side had their hearts in their mouths late on as a sliding Adam Idah connected with a low cross at close range but he put the ball wide.

Watford have moved level with 16th-placed West Ham United on 31 points.

Norwich remain bottom with 21 points and are now 10 points from safety with four matches left.

The bottom six

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
15 BHA 38 -15 41
16 WHU 38 -13 39
17 AVL 38 -26 35
18 BOU 38 -25 34
19 WAT 38 -28 34
20 NOR 38 -49 21
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See: Watford report | Norwich report

Next fixtures

Watford: 11 Jul v Newcastle (H)
Norwich: 11 Jul v West Ham (H)

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