- Mertesacker scores in rare start
- Watford PK lone shot on target over 90…
- …then Cleverley scored in stoppage
- Watford moves fourth
- Arsenal drops sixth
Tom Cleverley scored in stoppage time to hand Watford a surprising 2-1 win over Arsenal at Vicarage Road.
Watford’s 15 points move it into the Top Four, while Arsenal sinks sixth.
The match was Watford’s first home match since its lone loss of the season, a 6-0 shellacking at home versus Manchester City.
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Mertesacker scored when he rose above Tom Cleverley to head home a 39th minute marker off a corner kick.
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Petr Cech stopped a cross from reaching a leaping Abdoulaye Doucoure at the back post.
That’s when life got harder for Arsenal, with Hector Bellerin fouling Richarlison on the left of the 18. Richarlison certainly made the most of contact, and Deeney stepped up to face Cech. He scored.
That wasn’t the end of Watford’s chances, the hosts’ hitting the goal post in the final 10 minutes before a stoppage time rebound landed on the doorstep for Cleverley to hammer home.