23rd November 2019- Premier League, Watford 0 Burnley 3

Referee: Paul Tierney
Attendance: 19,711

Match Report: Watford 0-3 Burnley

Watford return to foot of Premier League with home loss to Burnley

Watford return to Premier League basement after Burnley loss

Quique Sanchez Flores claims he is ‘not worried’ about his Watford future

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores praises Craig Dawson’s professionalism

Watford players rated after three goal home defeat to Burnley

Adrian Mariappa feels Burnley scoreline was harsh on Watford

Burnley overcame struggling Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road to increase the pressure on returning boss Quique Sanchez Flores, whose side are now bottom of the Premier League.

In torrential rain, the Clarets soaked up all the pressure the Hornets had to offer before pouncing early in the second half when Wood hooked home a loose ball from a corner. Barnes scored from the penalty spot with eight minutes left after VAR deemed Jose Holebas had fouled the Burnley forward. James Tarkowski put the gloss on Burnley’s victory late on, forcing home a rebound after his first effort had been well saved by Ben Foster.

This was not exactly what Quique Sánchez Flores had planned. Attempting to avoid the ignominy of becoming the first side in the club’s history to go 11 home league matches without a win, instead the Spaniard could only watch on in despair as Burnley scored three goals without reply in the second half to record their first away victory in the Premier League since April.

The first period had actually been dominated by Watford but their lack of killer instinct is a major factor in why they are last. In contrast, Burnley kept it tight then broke their opponents clinically. 

The win at Norwich was huge fun and so needed but here’s where we were to get a steer on whether a corner had truly been turned.

There wasn’t much enthusiasm at the end of the game, but Troy did his usual lap of the pitch and was warmly applauded by the few who were still in the ground.

Well. That wasn’t quite what we’d hoped for, was it? Hear how Jon, Mike and Jas react to yet another deeply disappointing afternoon at the Vic, as they try to get their heads round another home game without a win. Luckily, this episode isn’t all about the Burnley game, with interviews with two former Hornerts providing some vital light relief.

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