- Watford reaches 40 points
- Capoue scores first since Nov. 19
- Swansea still in drop zone
Etienne Capoue took the ball from Swansea City’s back line and hurt the Welsh side’s safety hopes, as Watford beat Swans 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The lone goal moved Watford into 10th place with 40 points, while Swansea is two points back of 17th place Hull City.
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The Hornets found the opener through Capoue, thanks largely to a nap from Alfie Mawson. The Swansea defender tried to dribble around Capoue, and the Frenchman collected a saved rebound to make it 1-0.
There weren’t a ton of second half chances, though Stefano Okaka scored a terrific offside scissor goal.
Gylfi Sigurdsson nearly converted a diving header in stoppage time, and then was thwarted on a half-breakaway moments later.
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