Watford relegated from Premier League as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to victory
Managerless Watford were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to victory.
The Hornets, who dropped into the bottom three for the first time since 28 February in midweek,
started the day level on points with 17th spot knowing a positive result could keep them up.
But they were 3-0 down after 33 minutes at Emirates Stadium and, despite pulling back two goals,
finish a terrible campaign 19th in the table following a 20th league defeat.
Arsenal scored with their first three attempts on target, Pierre Aubameyang getting the first with a penalty after Craig Dawson’s clumsy foul on Alexandre Lacazette inside the opening minute.
Scotland defender Kieran Tierney doubled the lead after Aubameyang’s assist before the Gabon forward’s classy overhead kick
– his 22nd league goal of the season.
Watford pulled a goal back from the penalty spot through Troy Deeney after David Luiz’s foul on former Gunners forward Danny Welbeck,
who then made it 3-2 from close range.
Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez made a great save to deny Welbeck an equaliser that could have set up a dramatic finish.
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