Deeney inspires Watford to 3-1 win at Burnley

Troy Deeney led Watford to victory against Burnley. (Reuters pic)

BURNLEY: Second-half strikes from captain Troy Deeney and Will Hughes gave Watford an impressive 3-1 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Former Burnley forward Andre Gray opened the scoring in the third minute with a superbly-taken volley from a fine Deeney cross from the right flank.

Three minutes later, though, Burnley got back on level terms when James Tarkowski rose well at the back post to head in a Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson corner.

After an evenly-balanced and entertaining first half, Watford hit Burnley, who have now gone seven league games without a win, twice after the break.

Deeney drove home in the 48th minute after being found in the box by Abdoulaye Doucouré. Then, a terrible giveaway by Burnley defender Matt Lowton to Hughes resulted in the Watford midfielder firing past Joe Hart with a brilliant left-footed strike.