Burnley’s Sean Dyche returns to old home to send Watford to the bottom

This was not exactly what Quique Sánchez Flores had planned. Attempting to avoid the ignominy of becoming the first side in the club’s history to go 11 home league matches without a win, instead the Spaniard could only watch on in despair as Burnley scored three goals without reply in the second half to record their first away victory in the Premier League since April.

The result also left Watford’s manager back where he started after finally recording the first win of his second spell as manager a fortnight ago, with Norwich’s win at Everton condemning his side to bottom place in the league once more. Yet after Chris Wood’s smart finish just after half-time, Flores and – perhaps more pertinently, the Watford owners – will be concerned to see how his side capitulated as Ashley Barnes and James Tarkowski rounded off hugely satisfying afternoon for his opposite number, Sean Dyche.

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