Watford 2-1 Burnley: Niang stars against 10-man Clarets

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  • Hendrick gets early red
  • Niang stars
  • Hornets leapfrog visitors

M’Baye Niang had a goal and an assist as Watford won again, this time a 2-1 win over 10-man Burnley at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Troy Deeney also scored after Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick saw red very early in the match. Ashley Barnes converted a late penalty for the visitors.

The win puts Watford 10th with 30 points, a point ahead of 12th place Burnley.

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It took less than 10 minutes for Hendrick to change the match, flying two-footed into Jose Holebas for a straight red card.

It was 1-0 to the Hornets soon after, with Deeney continuing his step up in form by barreling a header home.

The advantage doubled before the break thanks to new Hornet attacker¬†M’Baye Niang. The AC Milan product can be proud of his opener, and he also assisted Deeney’s tally.

Sebastian Prodl handled a ball near the goal line to give Burnley a penalty kick with under 15 minutes to play. Barnes finished the chance, and the Clarets had a bit of hope.

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