Premier League on Betfair: Watford out of drop zone after ending Liverpool's glorious run

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Troy Deeney helped Watford record a famous win over Liverpool on Saturday
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It was a good weekend for the clubs at the wrong end of the table in the Premier League with Norwich, West Ham and Watford all recording crucial wins. Mike Norman has the details...

"Watford were matched at [350.0] to win 3-0, and they're now trading at [4.4] in the Relegation market."

Watford are up to 17th in the table, and out of the relegation zone, after thrashing Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Hornets produced their best performance of the season and wrapped up the win with three second half goals to end Liverpool's 18-game winning league streak, becoming the first team to beat Jurgen Klopp's men in the Premier League this season.

So near yet so Sarr

Liverpool were aiming to become only the second team in Premier League history to go a whole season without avoiding defeat but they had no answer to Watford striker Ismaila Sarr who produced a man of the match performance with two goals and one assist.

The Senegalese international - making his first start for six weeks - deservedly put Nigel Pearson's men in front when prodding home Abdoulaye Doucoure's low cross, and it was just six minutes later that he doubled Watford's lead, superbly lifting the ball over Alisson after being put through by Will Hughes.

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Klopp's men - who have been way below their best since returning from their winter break - rarely threatened to get back into the game and it was no surprise when Troy Deeney curled the ball home from the edge of the box to seal a famous victory.

Watford were matched at [350.0] to win 3-0, and they're now trading at [4.4] in the Relegation market.

Big wins for Canaries and Hammers

Watford weren't the only struggling team to pick up three points over the weekend as both Norwich and West Ham recorded crucial wins, while Bournemouth picked up a point at home to Chelsea.

The Canaries kept their hopes of surviving in the Premier League for another season alive by beating Leicester 1-0 on Friday night, while West Ham produced one of their best performances under David Moyes to beat Southampton 3-1 at The London Stadium.

The results mean that Aston Villa - who are in League Cup final action on Sunday - drop into the relegation zone, two points from safety, though they do have a game in hand.

The current state of play at the bottom of the table and odds to back in the Relegation market is listed below:

15. Brighton, 28pts - [3.7]
16. West Ham, 27pts - [3.1]
17. Watford, 27pts - [4.4]
18. Bournemouth, 27pts - [1.88]
19. Aston Villa, 25pts - [1.66]
20. Norwich, 21pts - [1.13]

More dropped points for trio of 'big six' clubs

The race to finish in the top four took another twist over the weekend as Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all dropped points.

The Blues (fourth in the table) remain three points ahead of United (fifth) following Saturday's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth thanks to the Red Devils only picking up a point themselves courtesy of a 1-1 draw at Everton.

The big movers in the Top 4 Finish market are Wolves, who won 3-2 at Tottenham to move up to sixth in the table, level on points with United and two ahead of Spurs (seventh) and Sheffield United (eighth).

Nuno Santo's men can now be backed at [4.1] to finish in the top four this season, though Chelsea are still warm favourites at [1.82], ahead of Man Utd at [3.4], Tottenham at [8.2], and the Blade at [17.0].


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