Watford 0-3 Norwich: Player ratings as Canaries leapfrog Hornets in relegation battle

Norwich have moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season thanks to a statement 3-0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road.While levering the Canaries out of the bottom three, the result pushes the Hornets into it and leaves manager Claudio Ranieri under increasing pressure.A brace from Josh Sargent made…

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Norwich bear moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for the foremost time this season because of a assertion 3-0 engage against Watford at Vicarage Avenue.

Whereas levering the Canaries out of the underside three, the consequence pushes the Hornets into it and leaves supervisor Claudio Ranieri under rising stress.

A brace from Josh Sargent made the distinction, with a gradual bear purpose rounding off the scoring.

Watford dominated the foremost half and can bear taken a lead into the interval when Moussa Sissoko failed to diagram neatly-organized contact with the ball honest in entrance of purpose and overlooked the plot.

The Hornets were made to feel sorry about no longer turning that dominance correct into a purpose because it turn out to be most attention-grabbing a jiffy into the 2d half when Sargent scored his contender for purpose of the season.

Teemu Pukki, starved of provider in the foremost half, outmuscled the in every other case impressive Samir to ship the ball to Sargent, whose scorpion-esque flick grew to turn out to be a depressed unpleasant into an depraved purpose. VAR checked the manufacture for a doable sinister from Pukki however the aim turn out to be allowed to stand.

The sport turn out to be paused for greater than 10 minutes midway thru the 2d half when a extremely minor floodlight failure – the pitch turn out to be level-headed neatly lit regardless – brought about some confusion.

Norwich weren’t shaken by the extend and Sargent, having waited all season for his first Premier League purpose, soon had his 2d. This time it turn out to be a deep unpleasant to the far put up from Milot Rashica and the American rose top to energy a header into the underside corner.

Sissoko did bear the ball in the on-line for Watford as the sport ticked into 15 (!) minutes of stoppage time, but an even volleyed enact turn out to be rendered pointless by an offside flag.

Watford’s pains turn out to be compounded most attention-grabbing moments later when substitute Juraj Kucka grew to turn out to be the ball into his bear accumulate from Adam Idah’s low unpleasant.

Pierre Lees-Melou had earlier cleared off the line to assist Norwich’s lead as it turn out to be, whereas Joao Pedro and Cucho Hernandez both went near pulling one assist with gradual efforts from distance.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Samir impressed in the first half

Samir impressed in the foremost half / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Moussa Sisoko had chances to score

Moussa Sisoko had probabilities to get / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

3. Forwards

Emmanuel Dennis didn't finish the night on the pitch

Emmanuel Dennis did now not enact the evening on the pitch / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Norwich player ratings

Grant Hanley gave nothing away at the back

Grant Hanley gave nothing away at the assist / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

6. Midfielders

Josh Sargent scored an outstanding goal

Josh Sargent scored an famous purpose / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Teemu Pukki set up Norwich's opening goal

Teemu Pukki put up Norwich's opening purpose / Julian Finney/GettyImages

8. Substitutes

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