Danny Welbeck Hands Watford Victory as they Beat Norwich
Former Manchester and Arsenal English striker Danny Welbeck scored the winner with a spectacular overhead kick as Watford came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1 and move four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. Norwich is now confirmed to be relegated, they remain bottom of the table and are now 10 points behind the 17th-placed Hornets, will be relegated if they lose to West Ham on Saturday.
Emiliano Buendia’s curled effort gave Norwich an early lead before Craig Dawson equalised with a close-range header. The home side won it through Danny Welbeck’s wonderful goal after the ball looped up following a poor clearance by Max Aarons. Norwich had a late chance to grab an equaliser, but 19-year-old Adam Idah shot wide from five yards out when sliding in at the back post.
The goal scored by Danny Welbeck is his first since joining Watford from Arsenal in the last transfer window. After their 1-0 home loss to Brighton on Saturday, Canaries boss Daniel Farke seemed resigned to relegation, saying that game had been their “last chance” and any talk of them staying up was “unrealistic”. The German called for his side to show some pride and he will have been pleased with how they began at Vicarage Road.
Buendia, who had earlier seen a free-kick tipped over by Ben Foster, scored his first Premier League goal when he collected the ball from Onel Hernandez’s fine run, cut inside defender Adam Masina and curled the ball into the net from 15 yards out.