MARCO SILVA was furious as a controversial first half sending-off for Dutch midfielder Marvin Zeegelaar wrecked Watford’s bid so as to add to their spectacular away file.
Watord had been trying the higher group earlier than Zeegelaar was proven a straight purple for a two-footed lunge at Steven Defour six minutes earlier than half time.
Zeegelaar’s problem regarded clumsy moderately than malicious, and the Watford man indicated that he had slipped within the snowy situations as he went in to sort out his man.
However the Dutchman’s raised boot clearly raked Defour’s shin, and Lee Porbert had no hesitation in producing the purple card.
Silva stood furiously on the touchline, protesting loudly to fourth official Andre Marriner and throwing his arms round.
And he regarded much more aggrieved six minutes later as Scott Arfield coolly slotted house the purpose that settled this conflict between the Premier League’s two shock packages.
There have been loud cheers from each units of supporters when the pre-match announcer declared this was a gathering between the group in seventh – Burnley – and the aspect only one place beneath the m.
Watford’s success has been constructed largely round their sensible outcomes on the street – 4 wins and a draw from seven outings earlier than this.
They’d additionally managed to attain no less than two targets in each away match, however by no means regarded like retaining that run going after happening to 10 males.
Burnley may depend themselves unfortunate to not have made the sport protected lengthy earlier than the top.
Arfield had an attraction for a penalty turned down when his cross cannoned into Daryl Janmaat’s arm contained in the field.
And Chris Wooden and substitute Ashley Barnes each had the ball within the web within the second half, noly for each ‘targets’ to be turned down due to marginal offside calls.
West ham 1 Chelsea zero
Swansea 1 West Brom zero
Tottenham 5 Stoke 1
Crystal Palace 2 Bournemouth 2
Huddersfield 2 Brighton zero
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