Scott Arfield gives Burnley win over Watford after Marvin Zeegelaar red card

If revenge is a dish best served cold, a snowy Turf Moor was an ideal location. Sean Dyche began a managerial career of underappreciated overachievement in charge of Watford against Burnley. Dismissed after taking Watford to 11th in the Championship, victory for his current employers against his former club meant that Burnley are one point off a Champions League place. The resolutely unglamorous Dyche continues to defy football gravity but it was the beaten manager, the more fashionable Marco Silva, who Everton coveted while showing little interest in the Englishman.

If Burnley’s fifth win in seven games owed much to the traits the underrated Dyche has instilled – a clinical, organised team again triumphing by one goal – they were aided by Watford’s indiscipline. An even game changed when Marvin Zeegelaar was sent off. Six minutes later, Scott Arfield gave Burnley an advantage they never relinquished.

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