Watford 1-0 Swansea City: Capoue sinks Swans

  • 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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    A slow start nearly yielded to a goal when Heurelho Gomes mistimed a clearing punch to Fernando Llorente, but the Spanish striker couldn’t nod home from close range.

    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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