Burnley punish fighting Watford

Burnley began their match with fighting spirit against pressing Watford with their record signing Jeff Hendrick scoring his first goal for the club to help his side beat Watford in the Premier League.

The Belgium midfielder set up record signing Jeff Hendrick to nod in a 38th-minute opener from a corner and was also the provider for the second, headed home by Michael Keane on the 50th.

The hosts had carried the greater threat and Hendrick headed in from a Steven Defour cross for the opener.

Troy Deeney had a rare Hornets shot saved before Defour crossed for Michael Keane to nod in a second for Burnley.Isaac Success went close late on for Watford but the Clarets easily held on for a second league win of the season.

The victory moved Burnley level on seven points with Watford.

“Sometimes you get that person in with a bit of calmness, assured in possession, and that rubs off on others,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said of the 28-year-old Defour, who was signed from Anderlecht in August.

Burnley’s only other win was against Liverpool, also at Turf Moor.

“We got bullied all over the pitch, to a man,” Watford captain Troy Deeney said.

Burnley has been in great form at home. The team opened Premier League account for the season as strikes Sam Vokes and Andre Gray secured a 2-0 victory against Liverpool at Turf Moor.

The team has only lost one game at home when they hosted Swansea, winning twice (against Klopp’s Liverpool and Watford) and drawing once when they played Hull City.

The club away form has not been good having lost all away matches, against Leicester city, Chelsea

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