Watford's Etienne Capoue, centre left, receives a yellow card from referee Anthony Taylor during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton, with Wayne Rooney right, at Vicarage Road in London, Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Watford beats Everton 1-0, pulls clear of EPL drop zone

February 24, 2018 - 2:30 pm

WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford opened up a six-point gap to the English Premier League relegation zone by beating Everton 1-0 thanks to Troy Deeney's late goal on Saturday.

The striker scored from close range in the 79th minute to inflict a fourth straight away loss on Everton, which is alongside Watford in mid-table.

In the final minute, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford went up for a corner and nodded the ball down toward goal but rival keeper Orestic Karnezis saved from Cenk Tosun's acrobatic effort.

With a second straight home win, Watford was only four points from seventh place.

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