August 19, 2018 / 3:06 PM / a month ago

Deeney inspires Watford to 3-1 win at Burnley

(Reuters) - Second half strikes from skipper Troy Deeney and Will Hughes gave Watford an impressive 3-1 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Watford - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - August 19, 2018 Watford's Ben Foster gestures REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Former Burnley forward Andre Gray opened the scoring in the third minute with a superbly taken volley from a fine Deeney cross from the right flank.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Watford - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - August 19, 2018 Burnley's Ben Mee reacts Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

Three minutes later, though, Burnley got back on level terms when James Tarkowski rose well at the back post to head in a Johann Berg Gudmundsson corner.

After an evenly balanced and entertaining first half, Watford hit Burnley, who have now gone seven league games without a win, twice after the break.

Deeney drove home in the 48th minute after being found in the box by Abdoulaye Doucoure then a terrible giveaway by Burnley defender Matt Lowton to Will Hughes resulted in the Watford midfielder firing past Joe Hart with a brilliant left-foot strike.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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