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OFFICIAL: Dennis, Troost-Ekong, Etebo, Kalu Relegated To Championship With Watford

OFFICIAL: Dennis, Troost-Ekong, Etebo, Kalu Relegated To Championship With Watford

Nigerian trio William Troost-Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis and Samuel Kalu will be playing in the English Championship (second division) next season, after Watford were officially relegated from the Premier League on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Watford’s relegation was confirmed after they lost 1-0 away to Crystal Palace thanks to a Wilfried Zaha first half penalty.

While Dennis and Troost-Ekong featured in the game, Etebo and Kalu were benched.

Etebo joined Watford on loan from Championship club Stoke City while Maduka Okoye will move to the Hornets next season from Sparta Rotterdam.

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The Hornets were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Hassane Kamara for a second bookable offense.

Recall Watford only gained promotion to the English topflight last season and have now suffered the drop with Norwich.

Palace opened the scoring in the 31st through Zaha after Kamara was penalized for handball.

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Watford, who suffered their sixth consecutive defeat on Saturday, stay in 19th place on 22 points after 35 games played.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Blues are now winless in their last three games (two draws and one loss).

They remain in third spot on 67 minutes and could just be a point ahead of Arsenal if the Gunners beat Leeds on Sunday.

After a goalless first half, Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace in the 56th and 58th minutes.

The Belgian broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after a foul on him by Romain Saiss.

He then doubled Chelsea’s lead, slotting past Jose Sa after he was played through by Christian Pulisic.

Trincao pulled a goal back for Wolves in the 79th minute after coming off the bench, driving inside and curling the ball into the far corner.

And in seven minutes of added time, Conor Coady headed the ball over the line to send the away fans delirious

And in other results, Burnley’s survival hopes suffered a setback after they lost 3-1 at home to Aston Villa while Brentford thrashed Southampton 3-0.

By James Agberebi

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • Ayphillydegreat 5 months ago

    Maybe people will start taking the super computer predictions seriously. Lmao! Unfortunately it’s sad for our delegates in Watford. Hopefully they get other suitors. It was a woeful season indeed for Watford faithfuls. 

     
  • Yeboah 5 months ago

    Later they will be boasting that they have the best players in Africa. But look at them: four Chickens elegated to the Championship at the same time. If they were so good, why couldn’t they save their club?

     
    • Tristan 5 months ago

      I noticed you didn’t talk about the 4 Eagles in European final competitions playing in the starting line for Glasgow Rangers and Feyenoord.
      Only one ‘black hole’ player Afena Gyan is playing in a European final, and he’s a bench warmer.

       
    • Yoboro or Yeboha you see your life, we have congratulated you guys and wish guys well.

      But I noticed you and selfmade still continue to come here to comment and to say all kinds of things.

      Save all this energy for black star, advise the coach on how the team will perform well at the world cup. Leave Nigeria alone and concentrate on how black star will not just be among the numbers.

      Qualifing is one thing, going to tournament to do well is another thing.

       
    • Antonio 5 months ago

      U just came to type hateful comments. I pity u. Face ur country and leave us alone . I blame Nigerians that accommodates ur people especially in nollywood because all ur people do is turn around and bite the fingers that fed them. Bunch of ingrates

       
  • TALK UR OWN 5 months ago

    DENNIS, YOUR EYES HAS OPEN NOW.
    YOUR FOLLOW AFRICA MAN(Sarr) & COUNTRY MAN(Troost-Ekong) CAME TO AFCON, BUT YOU REFUSE TO COME TO AFCON BECAUSE OF YOUR TOP FORM AT WATFORD WHICH YOU ARE CARRIED AWAY WITH IT. YOU EVEN COLLABORATE WITH YOUR COACH RANIERI TO TELL LIE TO NIGERIA THAT HE SAW THE INVITATION AT LATE HOUR.
    ### BUT ATLAST:
    1. YOUR COACH THAT TELL LIES GOT SACK FOR POOR RESULTS
    2. SINCE AFTER AFCON YOU ARE UNABLE TO HIT FORM & SCORED GOALS LIKE BEFORE.
    3. MY CLUB, MY CLUB, YOU EVENTUALLY GOT RELEGATED AT LAST.
    HOW WONDER HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET AN OFFER THAT WILL BE MUCH BETTER THAN WATFORD. BECAUSE YOU LEFT CLUB BRUGGE, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PLAY WITH CLUB THAT IS FEATURING IN CHAMPION LEAGUE OR EUROPA LEAGUE.
    YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR NATIONAL TEAM.

     
  • Oluujjjj 5 months ago

    Iwoking of Everton is likely to join the wagon

     
  • Edoman 5 months ago

    If Nigeria should have a serious coach, none of these 4 players will ever be recalled to playing for Nigeria ever again. Luckily, Nigeria has 4 “super players” who are now going into the final in the Europa League to replace those deadwoods who just got relegated to playing in the second division next season. I watched the Watford match with unbelievable disbelief to see the way they approached their games. l now fully understand why Nigeria did not qualify for the World Cup. Even Bendel Insurance of Benin would have beaten Watford today.