Watford captain Troy Deeney hailed the impression of Nigel Pearson in serving to the Hornets bounce again from “rock bottom” after a 3-0 win at Bournemouth took them out of the Premier League relegation zone for the primary time this season.
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra struck both facet of Deeney’s fourth purpose in 5 video games as Watford moved above their hosts, whose five-season keep within the prime flight appears in severe hazard of coming to an finish.
“The gaffer and all the boys need to take a lot of credit,” mentioned Deeney. “We hit rock bottom at some points this season but we’ve managed to get the fans involved and do the hard work on the pitch.”
Bournemouth have taken simply 4 factors from their final 11 video games and seemed a facet fully devoid of confidence as they slipped to second backside.
Watford, against this, are reborn beneath former Leicester boss Pearson as they’ve taken 13 factors from a potential 15 since his baptism of fireside in a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool final month.
“We’ve found a collective way of working together to get more of what we want; performances and results. We showed resilience, game understanding and ability as well at times,” mentioned Pearson.
Injuries have performed a significant half in Bournemouth’s decline and the lack of first-choice goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale proved important as his understudy Mark Travers was at fault for the opening purpose.
The Irish under-21 worldwide had made an excellent early save low to his proper to disclaim Gerard Deulofeu, however his poor clearance was fired straight at Ismaila Sarr three minutes earlier than half-time and the Senegalese’s cross was expertly managed and completed by Doucoure.
“The first goal was a big shift, up until then it was two quite even teams,” Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe advised Sky Sports.
“We conceded and the second half was a lot more difficult; we dipped, they rose with the confidence.
“We are not looking free-scoring and when you concede a goal it seems a long way back.”
Deeney’s return from a long-term harm has additionally performed an enormous half in his facet’s return to kind and the inspirational captain smashed residence after one other harmful run and cross by Sarr 25 minutes from time.
Bournemouth supplied nothing in response and one other depressing afternoon for the Cherries was rounded off when Pereyra got here off the bench to supply an acrobatic end after Andre Gray’s shot was cleared off the road.