Premier League: Burnley recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Watford 2-1

WATFORD. Burnley managed to turn the table against Watford to win 2-1.


WATFORD. Burnley was able to turn the table against Watford to win 2-1. It was Watford to strike first with an early goal of J. Tarkowski at the 8′. Then it was a goal in the 83′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Brownhill gave the win to Burnley in the 86′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Craig Pawson with the help of Daniel Cook and Edward Smart. The 4th official was Jonathan Moss. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.56 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 45%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Watford was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Burnley that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Burnley was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Burnley won the encounter.​

Watford shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Burnley shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.


Watford received 1 yellow card (J. Kucka). On the other side, Burnley received 1 yellow card (J. Tarkowski).

After playing this match, Watford will stay with 22 points to stay in the 19th place. On the other side, Burnley will have 31 points to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    J. Tarkowski (OG)

  • 48'

    J. Tarkowski

  • 60'

    A. Barnes

    W. Weghorst

  • 83'

    J. Cork

  • 86'

    J. Brownhill

    M. Vydra

  • 87'

    J. Kucka

  • 89'

    M. Lowton

    A. Lennon

  • 90'

    N. Collins

  • 90'

    D. Stephens

    M. Vydra

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Watford will play away with Crystal Palace on the 7th of May with a 14-10 head to head stats in favor of Crystal Palace (8 draws).

Burnley will host Aston Villa on the 7th of May with a 2-2 head to head record.

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Watford started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Roy Hodgson chose to play with the following team: Ben Foster (6.2), Kiko Femenía (6.4), Christian Kabasele (6.2), Samir (6.5), Hassane Kamara (6.4), Moussa Sissoko (6.7), Imrân Louza (7.2), Juraj Kucka (7.4), Ismaïla Sarr (6.9), João Pedro (6.9) and Emmanuel Dennis (7.1).


Watford decided to remain with the initial team without doing any substitution.

Top player: Juraj Kucka

The player who no doubt impressed Watford the most was Juraj Kucka.

His rating is (7.4) with 29 passes (62% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 15. He hit the woodwork once times.

Burnley: Formation and Lineups

Burnley started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Michael David Jackson played with: Nick Pope (6.8), Connor Roberts (7.1), Nathan Collins (7.6), James Tarkowski (7.1), Charlie Taylor (7.2), Dwight McNeil (6.5), Jack Cork (7.1), Josh Brownhill (7.5), Aaron Lennon (6.6), Matěj Vydra (7.0) and Jay Rodriguez, Wout Weghorst (6.2).


Burnley made 3 changes: W. Weghorst for A. Barnes (60′), A. Lennon for M. Lowton (89′) and M. Vydra for D. Stephens (90′).

Top player: Nathan Collins

Probably the most impressive player in Burnley was Nathan Collins even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 36 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10.

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