Watford 1-4 Huddersfield Town: Mooy at the double for Town
- Town build 3-0 lead
- Mooy scores, converts PK
- Deeney, Hogg sent off
Aaron Mooy scored a pair of goals and both teams finished with 10 men as Huddersfield Town battered Watford 4-1 on Saturday at Vicarage Road.
Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre also scored for Town, which moves 11th with 21 points.
Abdoulaye Doucoure scored Watford’s goal, as the Hornets stay ninth with just one more point than Town.
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Kachunga caused some early problems for Watford, winning a fifth minute corner kick.
That corner bred another one, and Kachunga deposited it behind Heurelho Gomes after a series of sloppy, cagey touches from both sides.
Kachunga then needed to be removed from the match after just 16 minutes following a left knee injury.
Richarlison had a chance to level the score in the 21st minute, but the tricky shot arrowed over the frame.
Mooy made it 2-0 when Watford missed a pair of chances to deal with a cross and the Australian was in the catbird seat to tap home.
And it went from bad to worse for the Hornets when Troy Deeney picked up a straight red card for a two-footed scissor tackle in the 33rd minute.
Depoitre scored shortly after halftime to pile woe on Marco Silva’s men. It just wasn’t their day, though a second yellow card to Jonathan Hogg did put both teams on 10 men with 28 minutes to play.
Doucoure put a little drama in the match with a terrific goal from 20 yards, besting Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
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3 - Watford are the first team to be given a red card in three successive Premier League matches since West Ham United in August 2015. Ill-disciplined.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2017
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