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Watford stun Spurs to continue perfect start this season


Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart scored from set pieces in the second half as Watford came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Sunday and preserve their perfect record.

Watford joined Liverpool and Chelsea as the only teams to win their first four Premier League games this season, with Tottenham having won their first three before falling at Vicarage Road.

A bizarre sequence in the 54th minute led to Tottenham taking the lead, with Abdoulaye Doucoure first heading clear before Lucas Moura turned and fired off of his opponent, who chested it into the net.

But Deeney rescued his side in the 69th minute when he got to Jose Holebas’ free kick first and headed home to pull his side level.

Watford then extended the lead seven minutes later, with Cathcart scoring from a header into the top corner for his first goal since Jan. 23, 2016.

Harry Kane, who scored in his previous two games, nearly levelled for Tottenham in the 87th minute, but his header sailed just clear of the crossbar.

Watford had not beaten Tottenham in any competition since Oct. 4, 1994 — a run of 13 games. They had never won their first four top-flight games until Sunday, and they had not won four consecutive league games since December 2015.


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