Nigerian Players abroad Dennis In Action, Kalu, Ekong Unused As Burnley Compound Watford Woes

Emmanuel Dennis was in action but was unable to prevent relegation-threatened Watford from losing 2-1 at home to Burnley.

Dennis and his Watford teammates have now lost five consecutive league games and are now in 19th place with 22 points, 12 points from safety.

The Hornets did not employ Dennis’ Nigerian colleagues William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Kalu as substitutes.

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After conceding two late goals, Watford would be hating themselves for giving up their lead.

Watford got off to a flying start after Juraj Kucka’s drive hit the crossbar before cannoning off James Tarkowski and into the net on eight minutes.

Burnley equalised in the 83rd minute when Charlie Taylor finished a Jack Cork cross.

And with four minutes left Burnley completed the turnaround as Josh Brownhill slided the ball into the bottom corner.

Burnley’s win gives them a boost in their relegation battle, as they move up to 16th place.

Crystal Palace fought back from a goal down to overcome Southampton 2-1 at Saint Mary’s thanks to Eberechi Eze’s goal.

On nine minutes, Oriol Romeu rose highest to head in James Ward-corner, Prowse’s giving Southampton the lead.

Palace equalised on the hour mark when Eze’s volley from Nathaniel Clyne’s deep cross sneaked past Fraser Forster.

Wilfried Zaha won it for Palace with a stunning goal in the 92nd minute.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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