Watford 4-0 Luton Town: Hornets hand out heavy defeat to rivals

Watford 4-0 Luton Town: Hornets hammer bitter rivals as Keinan Davis, William Troost-Ekong, Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr all score – and Gabriel Osho is sent off to compound Hatters’ misery

  • Keinan Davis’ audacious finish gave Watford early lead over rivals Luton town
  • William Troost-Ekong doubled the lead just before half-time from close range
  • Joao Pedro made it three in the 56th minute after a defensive error from Luton
  • Ismaila Sarr sealed the win Watford’s fourth goal of the game in the 79th minute
  • Gabriel Osho’s red card meant that Luton had to finish the game with ten men
  • The win puts Watford just one point behind Luton in the Championship table 

Watford hammered rivals Luton Town in the Championship in a brilliant win under manager Slaven Bilic in the Beds–Herts derby.

Striker Keinan Davis, on loan from Aston Villa, gave the Hornets the perfect start as he fired past Ethan Horvath with an audacious finish in the 3rd minute. Davis almost made it two in the 43rd minute but his effort was blocked by Horvath.

However from the following corner the hosts would grab their second as William Troost-Ekong turned home after Joao Pedro’s knockdown. It got even better for Watford in the 56th minute as Pedro hammered home the third after latching onto a poor throw from Horvath.

Derby day got even worse for the Hatters as Ismaila Sarr made it four with a brilliant finish into the far corner after cutting inside in the 79th minute. To add insult to injury referee Bobby Madley then sent off substitute Gabriel Osho in the 82nd minute.

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 Keinan Davis was able to improvise his finish to give Watford the lead in the 5th minute 

The goal was Davis’ fourth goal in six starts since joining the Hornets on loan from Aston Villa

William Troost-Ekong scored the hosts second from close range just before half time

The goal was the defender’s first of the season and put Slaven Bilic’s side in control

Attacker Joao Pedro made it three for the hosts as he finished emphatically past Horvath

Watford (4-2-3-1): Bachmann, Gosling, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Kamara, Choudhury 75′ (Gaspar), Kayembe, Sema, Pedro, Sarr 84′ (Kalu), Davis 69′ (Bayo)

Subs unused: Asprilla, Pollock, Okoye, Morris

Booked: Davis 29′, Troost-Ekong 45′, Sema 67′

Goals: Davis 3′, Troost-Ekong 45′, Pedro 56′, Sarr 79′

Manager: Slaven Bilic

Luton Town (3-4-1-2): Horvath, Bell, Bradley 46′ (Osho), Lockyer, Doughty, Clark, Freeman 57′ (Cornick), Bree, Campbell 88′ (Watson), Adebayo, Morris 77′ (Jerome)

Subs unused: Potts, Berry, Isted

Booked: Bradley 18′, Doughty 50′, Campbell 59′, Cornick 67′

Sent off: Osho 82′

Manager: Nathan Jones

Referee: Bobby Madley 

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