Watford 0-3 Leeds United: Visitors take big step to safety after comfortable win

Raphinha’s 10th goal of the season put Leeds on course for a crucial win at Vicarage Road

Leeds took a big step towards Premier League safety with victory over fellow wrestlers Watford, whose own hopes of survival were dealt another blow at Vicarage Road.

Raphinha’s ferocious left-footed strike from the edge of the box gave the visitors the lead after the Hornets twice went close to Imran Louza and Cucho Hernandez.

Ismaila Sarr squandered a golden chance to fire level at Watford in the second half, before Rodrigo capitalized on a terrible confusion between Hassane Kamara and Samir to double the visitors’ advantage.

Leeds added to Watford’s misery when Jack Harrison beat Ben Foster with a powerful shot into the far corner to complete the scoring.

The result leaves Watford six points clear of safety, while Leeds are now nine points above the drop zone – despite having played three games more than 18th-placed Burnley, who travel to the last club on Sunday from Norwich.

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watford

  1. squad number7player nameKing
  2. squad number25player nameDennis
  3. squad number39player nameKayembe

Leeds United

  1. squad number1player nameMeslier

  2. squad number2player nameAyling

  3. squad number14player nameLlorente

  4. squad number6player nameCooper

  5. squad number15player namedallas

  6. squad number5player namekoch

  7. squad number43player nameklich

  8. squad numbertenplayer nameRaphinha

  9. squad number19player nameRodrigo

  10. squad number22player nameHarrisson

  11. squad number20player namejames

  1. squad number23player namePhillips

  2. squad number38player nameSummerville

  3. squad number42player nameGreen wood

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watford

Training 4-3-3

  • 1To favor
  • 21Femenia
  • 27Kabasele
  • 22samir
  • 14Kamara
  • 19SissokoBooked at 80 minutes
  • 6LouzaBooked at 57 mins
  • 33kuckaReplaced byKayembeto 72′minutes
  • 23Sarr
  • tenJoe PedroReplaced byKingto 81′minutes
  • 29HernandezReplaced byDennisto 39′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7King
  • 8Cleverley
  • 11masina
  • 15cathcart
  • 25Dennis
  • 26Bachman
  • 28Kalu
  • 31sieralta
  • 39Kayembe

Leeds

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 14Llorente
  • 6Cooper
  • 15dallas
  • 5koch
  • 43klichReplaced byPhillipsto 59′minutes
  • tenRaphinhaReplaced bySummervilleto 83′minutes
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 22Harrisson
  • 20jamesReplaced byGreen woodto 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Klaesson
  • 21Struijk
  • 23Phillips
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 33Hjelde
  • 35Cress
  • 38Summerville
  • 42Green wood
  • 54Kenneh

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