Stoke City 2-0 Watford: Longtime Potters lead win

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  • Shawcross scores before half
  • Crouch just after it
  • Watford down to 14th

Watford’s mid-table run has turned into a relegation battle after Tuesday’s 2-0¬†loss at Stoke City left the Hornets with one point from their last five PL matches.

Stoke City had a run of nearly 40 goals without a British player scoring, and it’s three on the bounce after Ryan Shawcross and Peter Crouch tallied for the Potters.

The Britannia Stadium saw Stoke rise to 11th with 24 points, two points ahead of the Hornets.

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Watford entered the game in a bad place, and it only got worse for Walter Mazzarri‘s crew.

Outshot 8-3 by the hosts, the final one of the first half did the trick for Stoke. Shawcross ran onto Charlie Adam‘s stoppage time cross and turned it past a diving Heurelho Gomes. 1-0 at the break.

Crouch continued his bid for a new contract with a goal just after the break. The feed again came from Adam, and only got to Crouch via poor work from the Hornets.

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