sport news Norwich 0-2 Watford: Visitors climb off the bottom of the table with first win

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Norwich 0-2 Watford: Visitors climb off the bottom of the table with their first victory of the season after goals from Gerard Deulofeu and Andre Gray Watford claimed their first victory of the season to climb off the bottom of table Gerard Deulofeu got the visitors off to the perfect start in the second minute Andre Gray doubled the Hornets' advantage with an improvised finish Christian Kabasele was sent off in second-half after picking up a second booking

By Tom Farmery For The Daily Mail

Published: 21:55 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 22:03 GMT, 8 November 2019

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Seventy-six seconds was all it took to inject some positivity into what has been a troubled start to Quique Sanchez Flores' second spell at Watford. 

No doubt this was better than what has gone before but more wins and points need to be accumulated before Flores can begin to get comfortable.

Players haven't bought into his ideas as much as he would like and that has caused difficulties. Thankfully Gerard Deulofeu is the type of player who has the ability to influence a match even when others around him can't. 

Andre Gray celebrates after doubling Watford's lead away at Norwich on Friday night

Andre Gray celebrates after doubling Watford's lead away at Norwich on Friday night

The Watford striker flicks a cross with the outside of his boot into the back of the net

The Watford striker flicks a cross with the outside of his boot into the back of the net

Abdoulaye Doucoure and Will Hughes congratulate Watford goalscorer Gerard Deulofeu

Abdoulaye Doucoure and Will Hughes congratulate Watford goalscorer Gerard Deulofeu

Deulofeu celebrates after striking for the visitors in just the second minute at Carrow Road

Deulofeu celebrates after striking for the visitors in just the second minute at Carrow Road

MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE 

NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Krul 6; Aarons 6, Tettey 6, Godfrey 6, Lewis 6 (Vrancic 82); Trybull 6, McLean 6; Buendia 6 (Cantwell 62, 6), Stiepermann 6 (Drmic 62, 6), Hernandez 6.5; Pukki 6

Subs not used: Fahrmann, Byram, Vrancic, Amadou, Srbeny

Booked: Vrancic 

Manager: Daniel Farke 6

WATFORD (5-3-2): Foster 6; Janmaat 6.5, Kabasele 6, Dawson 6, Cathcart 6.5, Holebas 6.5 (Masina 88); Hughes 6, Capoue 6, Doucoure 6; Deulofeu 7.5 (Mariappa 70, 6), Pereyra 6 (Gray 31, 7)

Subs not used: Gomes, Deeney, Chalobah, Femenia

Goalscorers: Deulofeu 2, Gray 52 

Booked: Kabasele, Hughes, Masina

Sent off: Kabasele 

Manager: Quique Sanchez Flores 7

Referee: Andre Marriner 6

Attendance: 27,074 

Premier League Premier League Championship League One League Two Scottish Premiership Scottish Div 1 Scottish Div 2 Scottish Div 3 Ligue 1 Serie A La Liga Bundesliga

 

 

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His clever strike in the opening stages was followed up by a delicate chip that Andre Gray converted with his heel. 

Agony for Daniel Farke who must wonder how he will rediscover the formula that

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