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Watford defeat Aston Villa despite being reduced to ten men

Hornets survived 10 men scares, after being reduce to ten men. Pearson continue his great starts as moves Watford out of the relegation zone, despite

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Hornets survived 10 men scares, after being reduce to ten men.

Watford captainPearson continue his great starts as moves Watford out of the relegation zone, despite been reduced to ten men to defeat their relegation rival Aston Villa 3-0.

Watford played over thirty minutes with one man sent off for receiving two yellow cards in the space of six minutes.

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Hornet’s Mariappa was sent off after being shown two yellow cards in six minutes. Troy Deeney gives the fans hopes as he fires a shot courtesy Wzri Konsa’s error.

Deeney doubled the lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Douglas Luiz before the impressive Ismaila Sarr added the third from Etienne Capoue’s cross.

The third goal could have been choked off.

However, Sarr’s goal was allowed to stand after a video assistant referee (VAR) check.

Watford var controversial goal

Villa will end the year in a relegation zone alongside their counterpart Norwich. This will pile pressure on Dean Smith, who recently signed a new four years deal last November.

However, Villa board and players were not happy with the penalty and the Watford build up to their third goal.

With the game goalless, Wesley was denied by a superb save by Ben Foster yet they mustered just two attempts on target despite playing for more than half an hour with an extra player.

Villa trouble could continue in the new year as English defender Tyrone Mings has been missing for five games due to Hamstring injury, as they are yet to keep clean sheet away from in the league since January 2016.

Aston Villa will be hoping to use the January transfer window to strengthen their squad.

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