Highlights | Watford 2-0 Norwich
Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo both scored as Watford earned a deserved win over struggling Norwich.
Deeney stepped up to finish past Declan Rudd after Alexander Tettey had fouled Ighalo in the area. And Ighalo netted his ninth goal of the season in second-half stoppage time after combining well with Deeney.
“I love my strikers and I love the team we have,” their manager said after seeing his side move up to ninth. “We have passion, we have ambition and we have soul. I have an amazing feeling with these players and they are loving the Premier League.
Having arrived in the Premier League as a team playing reasonably open football on a sensible budget with a fashionable young manager, Norwich have every right to feel a bit peeved that everyone’s fawning over Bournemouth. It’s like they’ve turned up at a fancy dress party as Olaf from Frozen, only to find that someone else had that idea first and had a mum with a fancy sewing machine; they’re now in the bathroom desperately attempting to improvise an abominable snowman costume instead.
I’ll leave you with this. Six years ago we were hours way from administration. Now after the first weekend in December we sit in the top half of the Premier League.
More games from 5th December at https://oldwatford.com/tag/dec5