Danny Ings has left Nigel Pearson with an enormous hangover. Like three of his players, after Ings’ twofold sealed the points for Saints, Watford manager Pearson was in no mind-set to Party.
Defeat left the hapless Hornets somewhere down in the soil at the bottom of the table and loaded their manager with all the more anguish.
The club affirmed Pearson was constrained from the squad to ax Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina “to guarantee the health and safety of all players, workers, and officials at today’s game”
The trio defied lockdown guidelines by attending a 20-visitor party at the home of striker Gray-in contravention of lockdown rules.
The disposition of Pearson was not helped by the fact that his players were performing on the contribute as in the event that they were a rave-up.
The Hornets players certainly began the second half as if their manager had a flea in their ear as Ismalia Sarr had a short proximity shot obstructed inside two minutes of the restart.
In any case, regardless of seeing a greater amount of the ball than they did before the break, in the 69th moment when Ings grabbed his second after a howler by Foster, the expectations of the hosts to save anything from this clash were hit.
The stalwart stopper attempted to launch an attack close by yet just managed to discard the ball from the goal to Ings 35 yards.
The previous Burnley and Liverpool man went straight for goal, beating Foster with a shot that took off defender Craig Dawson on a slight avoidance.
It was Ings’ eighteenth Prem goal of the season and he has scored almost half of Saints’ 41 top-flight goals.
Watford pulled one back in the 79th moment when Saints defender Bednarek diverted the cross of Jose Holebas into his own net.
Be that as it may, Ward-Prowse, the new Saints captain, restored his side’s two-goal advantage two minutes later by twisting a free-kick of 25 yards into the top corner.
It may have been far more awful for Watford as Foster at that point denied Che Adams after experiencing clean-and Nathan Redmond smacked the post with a long-range shot.