Watford 1-0 Swansea City: Ighalo, 10-man Hornets survive

  • Behrami sees red
  • First Hornets home PL win since return
  • Ighalo scores again
  • Swansea struggles in attack
  • Odion Ighalo‘s second-half goal withstood Valon Behrami‘s straight red card, as 10-man Watford scooped up three points against visiting Swansea City at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

    Ighalo got on the end of a beautiful header that started with a Heurelho Gomes‘ punt, and Swansea couldn’t find an answer even after the Hornets went down to 10 men.

    Swans drop to sixth with 8 points, while Watford leaps up to 12th with six.

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    Prodl tore into a volley as the game hit 11 minutes, but his swerving arrow dipped over the bar. And Troy Deeney ripped a promising low shot wide of the left post in the 24th minute.

    Andre Ayew dribbled in from the right and passed, only to find that Bafetimbi Gomis was on the turf. That didn’t stop Gomis from getting a shot off, though it was saved from being the match’s first goal.

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    Moments after Odion Ighalo missed a chance to put Watford ahead, he found himself on the receiving end of a great three-way passing play. A long punt saw Deeney rise to head over and across the Swans defense, where Ighalo was waiting to belt it home.

    Then Behrami put it in jeopardy, stamping down on a sliding Ayew in the 65th minute. It was one of those fouls that didn’t look like much at full speed, only to be revealed as dastardly in slow motion.

    Yet it was Watford who would carry play for a bit against the sluggish and sloppy Swans, a rarity this young season.