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Sep 28, 2019 at 3pm UK
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
2-0
Watford
Doherty (18'), Janmaat (61' og.)
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Wolves finally claim first league win at expense of Watford

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Hornets are bottom of the table having failed to win any of their first seven matches.

Wolves earned a long-awaited first Premier League win of the season and left Watford still searching for theirs.

Matt Doherty's strike and a Daryl Janmaat own goal ensured it was Nuno Espirito Santo's side who broke their duck with a 2-0 success and climbed out of the bottom three, while the Hornets remain at the foot of the table.

The action was frenetic and end-to-end in the opening stages as both tried to begin on the front foot.

Danny Welbeck, making his first Premier League start for Watford, threatened for the visitors before Raul Jimenez drove a shot into the side-netting for Wolves and flashed another effort narrowly wide.

Watford were wasteful in the final third and looked fragile at the other end, so it was little surprise when the hosts went ahead after 18 minutes.

Good link up play involving Joao Moutinho, Jonny and then Pedro Neto – making his first Premier League start for the club – saw the debutant find Doherty's run with a brilliant low cross and the full-back tapped the ball home.

Matt Doherty celebrates his goal (Dave Howarth/PA)

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was relieved he did not present Watford with an equalising goal early in the second half. Half-time substitute Roberto Pereyra crossed the ball for Jose Holebas, whose header was saved and then fumbled by the Portugal international.

Tom Cleverley then got a touch on the loose ball but it dribbled inches wide of the post to spare Patricio's blushes.

Watford were having plenty of possession without really troubling Wolves, who doubled their lead just after the hour mark. Doherty was involved again, he crossed the ball into the penalty area where it was flicked on by Morgan Gibbs-White and went into the net off the unlucky Daryl Janmaat.

Morgan Gibbs-White (left) ihad a hand in Wolves' second goal (Dave Howarth/PA)

The Hornets came from two goals down to earn a draw against Arsenal this month in Quique Sanchez Flores' first game back as manager and had Patricio not produced a fine save to deny Welbeck after 72 minutes, then they might have thought a repeat was on the cards.

Jonny was at full stretch to try to connect with a teasing low cross from Adama Traore as Wolves looked for more goals.

Abdoulaye Doucoure worked Patricio from long range late on but Wolves saw out the match for a first victory while Watford have now lost five of their seven Premier League games.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea86111631319
2Liverpool85302261618
3Manchester CityMan City85211631317
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton843185315
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8503912-315
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd84221610614
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham84221510514
8Everton8422139414
9Brentford8332107312
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves840488012
11Leicester CityLeicester83231314-111
12Aston Villa83141212010
13Arsenal7313510-510
14Crystal Palace7142811-37
15Southampton8143610-47
16Watford8215715-87
17Leeds UnitedLeeds8134715-86
18Burnley8035513-83
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle80351019-93
20Norwich CityNorwich8026216-142
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