Watford WAT Sarr (54', 60'), Deeney (72')
3-0 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 28
Feb 29, 2020 KO: 17:30

Watford - Liverpool

Vicarage Road Stadium Watford
Referee: Michael Oliver
Sarr 54'  
Sarr 60'  
Deeney 72'  

Report & events

Watford 3-0 Liverpool: No unbeaten season for Reds after resounding defeat

Liverpool's run of winning 19 Premier League matches in a row came to a resounding end after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Watford at Vicarage Road.

The runaway league leaders were miles from their best, hardly creating a chance of note, while Watford were ruthless when opportunities came their way, with Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney combining to devastating effect.

FC Ratings: Sarr the super-star man

All the goals came in the second half, with Sarr scoring twice before Deeney rounded off a superb, if largely unexpected victory, which ends the Reds' aspirations of an unbeaten league season, while the Hornets will now look to kick on as the relegation zone becomes even more condensed.

MATCH EVENTS

54'
  • A long throw into the area is allowed to bounce and Sarr sneaks in front of Andy Robertson to poke the ball over the line from close range.
    60'
  • Excellent play from Deeney on the touchline just keeps the ball in play and his touch sends Sarr clear, who keeps his head to coolly lob over Alisson and into the net.
    72'
  • Sarr collects in the box and as Alisson comes out to close him down, he lays back to Deeney to loft over Virgil Van Dijk and into the goal.

    Watford has won the match.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Nathaniel Chalobah.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Abdoulaye Doucouré.
    89'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Ignacio Pussetto.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Ismaïla Sarr.
    82'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Takumi Minamino.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Roberto Firmino.
    79'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Ismaïla Sarr.
  • GOAL!!! 3-0
    Goal by Troy Deeney.
    72'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Divock Origi.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    65'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Adam Lallana.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Georginio Wijnaldum.
    61'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Troy Deeney.
  • GOAL!!! 2-0
    Goal by Ismaïla Sarr.
    60'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Goal by Ismaïla Sarr.
    54'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Roberto Pereyra.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Gerard Deulofeu.
    37'