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Watford fight back in the second half to sting Newcastle United

Watford 2-1 Newcastle United

Watford came from 1-0 down to run out 2-1 winners in an atypical game of two halves.

A 23rd minute tap in for Dwight Gayle, his third goal since the restart, had Newcastle United ahead at the break in the Saturday early kick off. A Matt Ritchie corner flighted onto the head of the unmarked Fernandez would be flicked into the Englishman’s path who had the easiest job at Ben Foster’s back post.

And but for the Watford stoppers great save from Saint-Maximin when the winger raced clear on the half hour mark it would have been worse for the home side by half time.

But a change in philosophy from the home side in the second half, seeing them press much higher up the pitch would swing the game entirely in the second period.

And who needs to score from open play when your opponents could just gift you the points.

First Ritchie was adjudged to have felled Femenia in the box Deeney would step up to hammer home an equaliser. And 30 minutes later the game had turned on its head. Another penalty, the time Manquillo the culprit, Deeney again making no mistake.

An utter waste of 45 minutes good work and a chance to move up the table.

The trip to Vicarage for Newcastle would be a nerve wracking, pressure cooker for one of these teams threatened by relegation of course. Nice then, with this being the fourth last game of the season, that it wasn’t Newcastle United facing those worries for a change.

Instead Watford started the game just 3 points ahead of Bournemouth who occupied the final relegation place.

Having suffered something of a humiliation against City in the league last