Player scores just like the Hornets safe a large three factors

Cucho Hernandez took a stand in the primary half as Watford elevated their possibilities of survival with a vital 2-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Hernandez’s double gave Watford a excellent begin earlier than Mohamed Elyounoussi made issues attention-grabbing by netting simply earlier than the break. Unfortunately for the house followers, this didn’t result in a comeback with the Hornets holding on fairly comfortably to safe a large victory.

The Saints made a number of sloppy errors within the preliminary exchanges and needed to pay for this relaxed begin to the match within the 14th minute. Mohammed Salisu dramatically hit the again of the web and Hernandez threw and created an angle earlier than squeezing a end contained in the put up.

Although Southampton dominated the ball in the primary half, Watford at all times look threatening within the switch window and so they finally doubled their benefit by catching one other Saints mistake. A fast counterattack by Hornets resulted in a free kick that Hernandez elegantly twisted into the objective – Romain Perraud’s shot into the again of the web.

The creator of Watford’s second must have scored himself minutes later. Once once more, the Southampton architects have been behind their very own downfall, making a gift of the ball in midfield and having to depend on Fraser Forster having the ability to save them with Kucka scoring.

The Hornets needed to apologize for this missed probability at half time when the Saints withdrew one. James Ward-Prowse’s free kick was nodded on by Che Adams for Elyounoussi to hit his first St. Mary objective ever.

Armando Broja got here in at half time and Saint’s change of kind helped some to play some good issues, though clear possibilities have been uncommon.

This was largely the story of the second half as nicely, though Kucka compelled a save by Forster with barely 20 minutes left.

Late within the sport, Ward-Prowse have been given a probability to alter issues round. And issues have been simply as tense when Adams nodded in objective, just for Ben Foster to fly over to tip over.

Thankfully for Roy Hodgson, the full-time sign went shortly after. This victory strikes the Hornets degree on factors with Everton in seventeenth place, whereas Southampton have now misplaced three Premier League matches on the spin.

Here are your participant scores for each groups …

Salisu had a dangerous sport / Charlie Crowhurst / GettyImages

Fraser Forster (GK) – 5/10 – Made an amazing save simply earlier than the Saints pulled one again in the primary half. Got a hand to Hernandez’s second objective and shall be dissatisfied.

Kyle Walker-Peters (RB) – 7/10 – His aspect’s important attacking outlet in the primary half. Can play on the precise, left and even in central areas merely.

Jan Bednarek (CB) – 5/10 – Rescued Mohammed Salisu on a couple of events. Booked for a dangerous deal with after the break.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) – 2/10 – One of his worst matches in a pink and white jersey. A unusually misguided show that he’ll strive to place behind him. Missed two good possibilities too.

Romain Perraud (LB) – 4/10 – Could have performed so a lot better for the second Watford objective. Admitted many fouls. Unlikely to displace Tino Livramento within the workforce in this kind.

Elyounoussi lastly scored at house / Eddie Keogh / GettyImages

James Ward-Prowse (CM) – 6/10 – Created Elyounoussi’s objective with a exact free kick. His supply brought about issues all day.

Oriol Romeu (CM) – 5/10 – Sometimes bumped into useless ends and was not in the perfect place for Watford’s second objective. Booked within the second half for a pointless problem.

Stuart Armstrong (AM) – 5/10 – A few spritaly moments however just about overwhelming.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (AM) – 6/10 – Finally bought his St. Mary objective. Needed to get extra concerned on a regular basis.

Adams began with Smallbone on the entrance / Eddie Keogh / GettyImages

Will Smallbone (ST) – 4/10 – His inclusion as a ahead was a stunning experiment. It did probably not work with the Irishman getting off on the break.

Che Adams (ST) – 6/10 – Very restricted service. Got Elyounoussi’s objective with a courageous flick.

Armando Broja (ST) – 4/10 – Very boring.

Nathan Redmond (AM) – 5/10

Shane Long (ST) – N / A

Kabasele fought onerous / Charlie Crowhurst / GettyImages

Ben Foster (GK) – 7/10 – Did not have a lot to do. Read saints’ crosses nicely for essentially the most half. Made a improbable save from Adams on the time of demise.

Kiko Femenia (RB) – 6/10 – A steady show, however his crossing was fairly dangerous.

Christian Kabasele (CB) – 7/10 – Some shaky moments however largely pissed off the Saints’ floating entrance 4. Vital within the dying moments when Southampton peppered the Hornets’ objective.

Samir (CB) – 7/10 – Confident and spectacular, which makes a significantly vital intervention to disclaim an virtually sure objective. More of this is required for Watford to remain afloat.

Hassane Kamara (LB) – 6/10 – Came second greatest in his duels with Walker-Peters as a rule, however by no means gave up.

An amazing consequence for Roy Hodgson / Eddie Keogh / GettyImages

Moussa Sissoko (CM) – 7/10 – Be in all places for his workforce, each defensively and offensively. Such a sensible signing.

Imran Louza (CM) – 6/10 – Made life onerous for the Saints midfield and was fairly tidy in possession.

Juraj Kucka (CM) – 7/10 – An influence cable. He created the second objective and so shut that he bought one himself with a lung-bursting run from midfield. Insert a first rate defensive shift as nicely.

Hernandez scored once more / Charlie Crowhurst / GettyImages

Cucho Hernandez (RW) – 8/10 – Finished nicely for each objectives. Has recorded as a beginning machine below Hodgson.

Joao Pedro (ST) – 6/10 – Pulled outdoors to obtain the ball and brought about Salisu and Bednarek all types of issues. Need to be extra ruthless in entrance of objective.

Emmanuel Dennis (LW) – 5/10 – Carried the ball nicely into the final third however typically made the unsuitable resolution, a lot to the frustration of his teammates.

Craig Cathcart (CB) – N / A

Josh King (ST) – N / A

Ken Sema (CB) – N / A

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