English Premiership

Watford strike early for 1-0 win

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Sunderland - Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo scored an early goal from which struggling Sunderland never recovered as Watford won 1-0 Saturday and provisionally moved to seventh in the Premier League.

Ighalo struck in the fourth minute for the Hornets with his 10th goal of the season - a low right-footed shot at a wintry Stadium of Light.

Newly promoted Watford set a club record of seven Premier League wins in a season while Sunderland stayed in the relegation zone with 12 points from 16 games.

The visitors took the lead when fullback Allan Nyom combined with Almen Abdi down the right. Abdi moved the ball to Ighalo, whose sliding effort rolled past the stranded Costel Pantilimon.

Fixtures
Thu 02 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Liverpool
Etihad Stadium
Sat 04 Jul 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Norwich City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Carrow Road
Sat 04 Jul 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Leicester City
Crystal Palace
King Power Stadium
Results
Thu 02 Jul 20
Sheffield United 3
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Wed 01 Jul 20
West Ham United 3
Chelsea 2
Wed 01 Jul 20
AFC Bournemouth 1
Newcastle United 4
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
31
28
86
2. Manchester City
31
20
63
3. Leicester City
32
16
55
4. Chelsea
32
16
54