Watford vs Cardiff City

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A dominant Watford held off a late Cardiff comeback to seal their first Premier League win since October.
Three superb objectives from Gerard Deulofeu, Jose Holebas and Domingos Quinas noticed Watford cruise into a cushty lead, with their opponents proving no match for the Hornets for a lot of the sport.
However with 10 minutes remaining at Vicarage Highway, Junior Hoilett pulled again a seeming comfort objective earlier than Bobby Reid added a second to provide Cardiff a sniff of an unlikely level.
Neil Warnock's aspect would have been useless and buried early on had been it not for the acrobatics of goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who produced a string of beautiful saves both aspect of half-time to maintain Cardiff within the sport.
However, in what was the primary top-flight assembly between these two sides, Watford held on to get again to profitable methods.
In a second of magic, Deulofeu had opened the scoring within the first half, jinking his well beyond two defenders earlier than neatly putting the ball previous Etheridge.
After the break, Holebas doubled the Hornets' lead with a shocking curling effort earlier than Domingos Quina made it three together with his first Premier League objective.
It appeared to have been sufficient to seal all three factors at a canter but Cardiff's comeback got here out of the blue following a efficiency that lacked any actual vitality from the Bluebirds.
First Hoilett curled the ball previous Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster earlier than Reid capitalised on a scramble within the field to poke residence.

Watford survive a scare

Watford had misplaced their two earlier residence video games earlier than the go to of Cardiff however their efficiency was far superior to that of a aspect who, previous to kick-off, had picked up simply 9 factors from their previous 12 video games.
Deulofeu was on the coronary heart of a lot of their play and his objective - described by Garth Crooks on Closing Rating as 'Diego Maradona-esque' - was hard-earned as Cardiff struggled to include their opponents.
Roberto Pereyra - Watford's prime scorer this season with 5 objectives - was not with out his probabilities both and went shut not lengthy after Deulofeu's opener, a poor remaining contact letting him down.
Watford went into half-time having loved 75% of the first-half possession and, with strikes straight off the coaching floor, added two extra objectives after the break, the second from Holebas the choose of the bunch.
However they shortly turned complacent after Quinas' third and Cardiff made them pay for the change in tempo with two quickfire objectives.
Watford may have had a fourth in added time however for an additional late save by Etheridge.
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