Watford –Liverpool’s unbeaten record in the Premier League must stop at week 28. Facing the relegation team, Watford , the league leaders at the top were defeated 0-3.

Liverpool undergo an away duel against the 19th ranked team, Watford, at the Vicarage Road Stadium on Sunday (1/3/2020) early morning hrs. In the first half, both clubs played equally 0-0.

After the break, Watford went berserk and scored three goals through brace Ismaila Sarr and one goal by Troy Deeney. The home team closed the match with a 3-0 victory.

With this result, Watford moved up to rank 17th or one level from the relegation zone with 27 points. While Liverpool are still firmly on top of the standings with 79 points.

The game Watford vs Liverpool

Watford made the opportunity through Gerard Delofeu in the ninth minute. The ball shot from the penalty box still hasn’t met the target.

One threatening in the 19th minute. Utilizing Roberto Firmino’s gastric pass, kicking the Egyptian from just sideways from the goal.

Watford several times broke through the right side of the Liverpool defense which was escorted by Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold. However, a poor final resolution made the home team failed to open the scoring.

The match was stopped a few minutes after Delofeu suffered an injury to his knee after a duel with Virgil van Dijk. He was forced to be stretchered out and replaced by Roberto Pereyra.

In the 40th minute, Watford again made an opportunity through Ismaila Sarr. The ball kicks from the left side has not been able to meet the target.

Until the referee blew the whistle, the two teams had not scored. 0-0 score closed the course of the first round.

In the early minutes of the second half, Watford almost scored. Sarr’s hard kick can still be driven away by Alisson Becker with one hand.

Andy Robertson gets a mature pass from Virgil van Dijk. Even so, close range kicks can still be ignored by Ben Foster.

Goal! Watford opened the scoring in the 53rd minute. Starting from a throw-in, Abdoulaye Doucoure sent a pass from the left to the center which was immediately struck by Sarr into a goal. Score 1-0 for the home team.

Sarr returned to Liverpool’s nightmare through his second goal in the 60th minute. Utilizing bait Troy Deeney, he ran past Van Dijk and Lovren before struck the ball into Alisson’s goal. Watford moved away 2-0.

Liverpool tried to increase the breaking power by entering Adam Lallana and Divock Origi. Lallana hard kick in the 65th minute only hit Watford’s goal post.

Instead of scoring goals, Liverpool conceded again in the 71st minute. Starting from Alexander-Arnold’s mistake, Sarr was able to cut the ball before it got to Alisson.

The Senegalese player then gave the ball back which was immediately kicked by Troy Deeney into an empty Liverpool goal. Watford are 3-0 up.

Liverpool continued to try to minimize the situation for the remaining minutes. However, the meeting failed to penetrate the Watford defense line to attack the Reds until the game ended.

Complete match with Watford 3-0 victory. This was also Liverpool’s first defeat in this season’s Premier League competition.

Standings – English Premier League

Post.P.WDL.GDPtsForm
1
Liverpool
Liverpool2826114479
WWWWWL
2
Manchester City
Manchester City2718363957
WDWLWW
3
Leicester City
Leicester City2815582650
LWDDLL
4
Chelsea
Chelsea281369845
LDDLWD
5
Manchester United
Manchester United2711881241
WLLDWW
6
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur271179840
LDWWWL
7
Sheffield United
Sheffield United2710107440
WDLWWD
8
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers279126639
DWLDDW
9
Burnley
Burnley2811512-638
WWDWWD
10
Arsenal
Arsenal278136337
DDDDWW
11
Everton
Everton2710611-536
WDDWWL
12
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace289910-736
DLLLWW
13
Southampton
Southampton2810414-1634
LWLLWL
14
Newcastle United
Newcastle United288812-1732
WDDLLD
15
Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion2861012-828
DLDDDL
16
West Ham United
West Ham United287615-1427
LLDLLW
17
Watford
Watford286913-1627
DLLDLW
18
Bournemouth
Bournemouth287615-1727
LWWLLD
19
Aston Villa
Aston Villa277416-1825
LDWLLL
20
Norwich City
Norwich City285617-2621
WLDLLW

The composition of Watford vs Liverpool players

Watford: Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina; Will Hughes, Etienne Capoue; Ismaila Sarr, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gerard Delofeu; Troy Deeney

Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.

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