Deulofeu double seals Watford win at Huddersfield
Gerard Deulofeu scored in each half as Watford beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 to clinch their first Premier League away win in four games at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
The visitors opened the scoring inside five minutes after an effort from Abdoulaye Doucoure was blocked by Huddersfield centre back Terence Kongolo inside the area, only for Deulofeu to slot home a curling effort.
The Spanish winger doubled his tally for the afternoon with an identical goal after Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl had saved the initial effort from Doucoure.
It was the Deulofeu’s ninth league goal of the campaign, continuing his sparkling run of form after his two strikes against Wolverhampton Wanderers put Watford in the FA Cup final.
Relegated Huddersfield struggled to create opportunities for the majority of the game before substitute Karlan Grant headed in a late consolation goal.
The win takes Watford provisionally to seventh in the league table, while Huddersfield suffered their seventh consecutive defeat in the league.
REUTERS/Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon