Burnley scored twice in the last 10 minutes to produce one of the comeback football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Watford took the lead through an unfortunate James Tarkovski’s own goal. Jack Cork equalized in the 83rd minute before Josh Brownhill scored the winner in the 86th minute. The result meant that Watford is now 12 points from safety with four games to go.
Watford: Foster (7), Louza (6), Pedro (7), Kamara (6), Sissoko (6), Femenia (6), Samir (6), Sarr (6), Dennis (6), Kabasele (6), Kucka (6).
Burnley: Pope (7), Taylor (7), Cork (7), Tarkowski (6), Brownhill (7), Weghorst (5), McNeil (7), Roberts (7), Lennon (6), Vydra (6), Collins (6).
Subs: Lowton (n/a), Barnes (6), Stephens (n/a)
Man of the match: Josh Brownhill
Watford assistant manager Ray Lewington: “You saw the fear factor that exists at this place. I don’t know why because the crowd was terrific today. It’s a consequence of losing so many games that I think with the finishing line in sight we started to get deeper and deeper, and you just can’t do that. You can’t play Russian Roulette trying to defend your penalty area, it’s impossible. We showed our naivety and as a consequence, we lose two goals in the last 10 minutes. It’s just the fear factor, we’ve seen it so many times this year and this was probably the extreme today.”
Burnley caretaker manager Mike Jackson: “We improved from what we were doing in the first half. I don’t think we started the game as well as we could. At half-time, we spoke as a group saying we needed to do more, if everybody lifted it 15, 20 percent we thought we could get back into the game. We knew they might be a little bit fragile in the second half. At this stage of the season, it’s about finding a way to win games and I’m delighted with them again. They keep fighting, they keep working, they keep being honest and you’ll get your rewards in the end.”
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