Watford 3 Liverpool 0 player ratings: Was Odion Ighalo the star man? And did any Liverpool players emerge with credit?

The Hornets dominated to win their fourth Premier League game in a row

Tom Collomosse
Sunday 20 December 2015 18:30
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Watford's forward Odion Ighalo
Watford's forward Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo was on the mark twice as a buoyant Watford won 3-0 at home to Liverpool on Sunday to consolidate seventh position in the Premier League, only one point behind the top four.

It was a bad blow for Juergen Klopp's side, who would have overtaken them with a win but remained ninth, having taken only one point from three games.

Nathan Ake the Dutch Under-21 international on loan from Chelsea, scored in only the third minute after a howler from Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, who was deputising for the injured Simon Mignolet.

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Bogdan was soon beaten again on an unhappy league debut when Watford captain Troy Deeney sent leading scorer Ighalo away to net for the fourth game in succession. The Nigerian made it 12 for the season five minutes from time.

Watford skipper Deeney felt it was their best win yet this season, and feels teams will now fear coming to Vicarage Road.

"Four wins now back to back is massive in the Premier League. It shows we've got a lot of confidence playing at our place and we showed no fear against any of the teams," he said.

"People are going to be worried to be coming here now, not just with us two (Deeney and Ighalo) but also with the crowd and the way the team's performing."

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