Watford 3-4 Southampton
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 11:51
Southampton edged a seven-goal thriller Saturday afternoon as a brace from Nathan Redmond along with strikes from Manolo Gabbiadini and Dusan Tadic saw them beat Watford 4-3 at Vicarage Road.
He's already netted six goals in just four games.
Gabbiadini pounced to punish Heurelho Gomes' error and Redmond struck a fine fourth to give the visitors a win that their pace and movement warranted.
Abdoulaye Doucoure drilled home from close range to set up a frantic finale deep in injury time but it proved too little too late for Walter Mazzarri's men, who slipped below now tenth-placed Southampton to 13th in the table.
Southampton manager Claude Puel has asked his side to forget Sunday's 3-2 League Cup final loss to Manchester United and end their Premier League campaign on a positive note.
Two minute slater, Redmond sealed the win as he punished a exhausted defence with an individual goal.
- This was Watford's joint-highest-scoring game in Premier League history, equalling their 6-1 defeat to Liverpool in November. Pagliari confirmed the Southampton forward is happy in his new surroundings, and is now determined to make the move a success.
It was the Watford skipper's ninth goal of the season and brought up a century of league goals for the club.
Fraser Forster saved with his feet to deny Okaka and Deeney fired wide soon afterwards.
Redmond started the move which finished with his first Premier League goal since October.
Dusan Tadic capitalised from slack Watford defending to equalise for the Saints in the 28th minute, drilling home from the edge of the area. Saints substitute Sofiane Boufal's shot from 25 yards bounced in front of Gomes, who did not claim it and Gabbiadini reacted first to score.
Okaka, though, made amends five minutes later, prodding home from six yards after Nigerian Isaac Success put the ball on a plate for him.