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Burnley 1-0 Watford

Match summary

9 Dec 2017
Burnley vs Watford

Burnley continue to soar after Scott Arfield’s first-half strike earned Sean Dyche’s men victory against Watford.

Marco Silva's side, winless in 10 league visits to Turf Moor, had Marvin Zeegelaar sent off for a challenge on Steven Defour on 39 minutes and matters worsened for the visitors on the stroke of half-time.

Arfield received a delivery from Johann Berg Gudmundsson, skipped past Daryl Janmaat and rolled the ball past Heurelho Gomes.

Ashley Barnes thought he had fired in a second for the Clarets from 12 yards, but his effort was ruled out for offside. 

Watford remain eighth, but Burnley, a place better off, open up a six-point gap on the Hornets.

See: Burnley report | Watford report

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Burnley: 12 Dec v Stoke City (H)
Watford: 12 Dec v Crystal Palace (A)

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