Referee:Paul Tierney Attendance:18,822
Match Report: Burnley 1-3 Watford
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Hughes: “It’s A Lot Harder Than It Looks!”
Highlights: Burnley 1-3 Watford
Deeney: “You Can See The Togetherness”
FPL Review: Gameweek 2
Away Days: Burnley
clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary Goals: 1 2 3
Frustrated Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Watford’s Will Hughes should have been sent off
Watford: Javi Gracia delighted to get off away mark at Burnley
PICTURES: Watford score three fine goals to beat Burnley
Watford: Javi Gracia keeping his feet on the floor
RATINGS: Troy Deeney gets top mark as Watford beat Burnley
Watford’s Will Hughes targeting more goals after scoring against Burnley
Watford’s Troy Deeney has got the ‘buzz’ back after Burnley goal
Andre Gray struck on his return to Burnley as Watford scored an away goal for the first time since January to continue their winning start to the Premier League season.
All the goals came at the start of each half, with Andre Gray netting inside three minutes before James Tarkowski’s header levelled things up three minutes later.
Watford took advantage of leggy-looking hosts, who alarmingly ran out of steam in what was their sixth competitive game in 25 days at the outset of the campaign, thanks to their ongoing attempts to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.
Gracia paid tribute to his strikers. “When you score three times it makes it easier to manage the game,” he said. “I know it is not easy to get points here, but I can only be pleased at the start we have made.” Gracia had not even seen an away goal since becoming Watford manager but he had to wait only three minutes for his side to nose in front, Andre Gray scoring against his old club after pushing the ball out to Troy Deeney on the right and moving up to meet the return with a sweetly struck right-foot volley.
As I was on a flight to the US last Saturday for work, I missed the Brighton game, so I was really looking forward to my season starting properly. But, as Watford hadn’t scored away from home since January 2nd and we never get anything at Burnley, my expectations were pretty low prior to kick-off.
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