Emmanuel Dennis was the hero for struggling Watford as his goal with less than 20 minutes left earned his side a 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
It was Dennis’ first goal in almost two months after last scoring in Watford’s 4-1 home loss against West Ham United on December 28, 2021.
Prior to today’s game he had gone five straight games without scoring.
Also he has now taken his tally in the Premier League to nine goals so far this season.
Dennis scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute after powering a header past Emiliano Martinez.
It was Watford’s first win since they defeated Manchester United 4-1 in November 2021.
Dennis’ Nigerian teammates William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Kalu were unused substitutes for the game.
Watford still remain bottom in the league table on 16 points six points from safety.
At Anfield, Liverpool came from a goal down to defeat Norwich City.
The win means Liverpool now on 57 points are just six points behind leaders Manchester City.
Norwich took a shock lead on 48 minutes through Milot Rashica but Sadio Mane equalized for the Reds on 64 minutes.
Mohamed Salah then put Liverpool ahead on 67 minutes before Luis Diaz made it 3-1 on 81 minutes.
At Selhurt Park Chelsea kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive after securing a 1-0 win away to Crystal Palace.
The Blues maintain third spot on 50 points thanks to Hakim Ziyech’s 89th minute goal.
And in other results Arsenal continued their push for a top four place with a 2-1 win against Brentford, Alex Iwobi saw 65 minutes of action as Everton lost 2-0 at Southampton while Burnley thrashed Brighton 3-0 away.
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