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Summary

  1. Burnley's second league win of season
  2. Clarets now level with Watford on 7pts
  3. Hendrick with header from corner
  4. Keane adds second with another header

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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So two soft goals give Burnley an excellent home win to  end the weekend of Premier League football.

Tomorrow? Champions League is back...

See you there. 

'People need to be held accountable'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney: "It was not good enough, I cannot say anything other than that, we got bullied to a man all over the pitch. Burnley set up and we couldn’t handle it, they won every first and second ball, they were dogged and I don’t mean that in a negative way.

"It is not the first time we have conceded from a corner, questions need to be asked, people need to be held accountable.

"People need to take responsibility – look at Michael Keane, he just come through and said ‘that is my ball, I’m going to head it’, he wanted more than the other boys involved.

"We played right into their hands, I don’t know what more to say, we got bullied.

"We played so well against Manchester United recently but it never really looked like it was going to happen.

"We have to try to make sure the fans have more Manchester United weekends then Burnley away weekends."

'Not good enough'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri: "We were not playing good, we made changes which improved us but then we conceded a second goal which made it difficult for us.

"It was not good enough. I was hoping the players would come to the pitch with the same hunger and determination but they didn't. We will reflect.

"In English football it is difficult. Burnley were very aggressive, they also beat Liverpool."

Burnley 2-0 Watford

If you're a team-mate of Troy Deeney, I'd stay out of his way for the bus trip home. 

Troy Deeney is not a happy man. At all. More to come...

'We got bullied'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney: "Poor. I'll have to watch my words or I'll get in trouble. We got bullied to a man, Burnley stuck to their gameplan, fair play to them.

"We lost 2-0 on TV, we got run over and both goals could have been avoided. I'm very disappointed. You set high standards and if you don't' match them people will ask questions."

Troy Deeney
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Defour tops

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Steven Defour
Getty Images

Steven Defour has been involved in four of Burnley’s five Premier League goals this season, scoring one and assisting three.

Defour is only the third Burnley player to provide two assists in a Premier League match, after Chris Eagles in November 2009 v West Ham and Steve Fletcher in May 2010 v Tottenham.

'The lads were terrific'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Burnley

Sean Dyche
Reuters

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We've never lacked grit and determination and had the base of a performance. The lads were terrific tonight. 

"I like to play 4-4-2 and attack teams but it was the right side tonight to get a performance. Whatever shape we play we need energy and pressing and tonight there were moments of quality. If you keep clean sheets you'll have a chance in games.

"Last time around in the Premier League we didn't concede many so we believe there's good organisation in the team and we need to be productive at the top end of the pitch.

"We've made a really solid start. We have added to the squad, we would have liked more but it's a tough market."

'There was no attacking threat at all'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Staying in the Premier League is so vital that teams just defend. Watford came here this evening and there was no attacking threat at all

'Our best of the season'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Burnley defender Michael Keane: "That's our best performance of season. Jeff Hendrick's goal settled us down and I managed to get a goal and from then we looked dominant."

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'Watford didn't fancy it'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Very very poor. Wet, windy, chilly night in Burnley ... Watford just didn't really fancy it. They will have to change an awful lot come the weekend when they play Bournemouth. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Burnley goalscorer Michael Keane says that the squad has confidence that they have enough to stay up this time around, with more depth in the squad, and praised the imput of Steven Defour since his arrival. 

'Burnley's week looks brighter'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Suddenly Burnley's whole week looks a lot brighter, gives them confidence. Watford though, I really don't understand where they were coming from at all. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

If you saw MOTD2 last night - and if not, why? - Kevin Kilbane and Robbie Savage did some smart analysis on defending corners this season and how the change of rules is stopping defenders from getting hold of their men. Tonight we saw two soft goals from corners. Time to get on the training pitch. 

Late call

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Am I the only one who thought Mazzarri looks a bit like Dustin Hoffman? #bbcfootball

FULL-TIME

Burnley 2-0 Watford

CLOSE!

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Nope, not your day Watford. Troy Deeney tees up Isaac Success on the left, he hits a speculator from 20 yards, just wide of the corner. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Yep. Odion Ighalo has not been in the game one bit. 

'Watford have to write this off'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

I just think Watford almost just have to write this game off. Ighalo has just not been in the game at all. Him and Deeney were such a threat and caused so many problems last season. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

FOUR MINUTES added on...

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford look more of a threat than ever. But it's all in vain now. Too late. A bit like my spotting of Kenedy's magnificent 'tache. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Isaac Success is a bag of tricks, get him in the starting XI. He dances past Ben Mee and sees a low cross hacked clear. Watford have belatedly come to the party here. Only alcopops and plain crisps left though. 

CLOSE!

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Brilliant solo work from Isaac Success, who is so close to his first goal in the Premier League. He gets the ball on the left and just runs through two men, into the penalty area and then, with everyone waiting for a cutback, he shoots from the acutest of angles and Tom Heaton turns it away!

He was no more than a foot away from finding the far corner. 

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Steven Defour off, on comes Scott Arfield. 

CLOSE!

Burnley 2-0 Watford

George Boyd! Sam Vokes' shot falls at the feet of the former Peterborough man, on the right of the penalty area. He doesn't know whether to shoot or cross and in the end does neither really, putting it throat high across the area and Heurelho Gomes turns it away. If he just squared it on the floor Jeff Hendrick had a tap-in. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

We'd all settle for something ridiculous in this last 12 minutes. For either side. Kenedy looks bright on the left but he runs into a cul-de-sac. It's a mishmash of a performance from Watford. 

'They just don't look like scoring'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Burnley are very comfortable at the moment but there still is that nervousness. Little bit of an edge that if Watford were to get one it might cause Burnley one or two problems. But Watford are going to have to come up with something ridiculous to get a goal. They just don't look like scoring.  

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Burnley understandably taking their time at every opportunity now. Seeing the game out. 

'A player with a point to prove'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Kenedy coming on - he is another player with a lot to prove. I saw him once or twice at Chelsea last season. He has a bit of pace, he has got a trick. Let's see how he does.

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Roberto Pereyra is not sent off, as he gets replaced instead. Kenedy, who looked decent for Chelsea at times last season, is on.

Lots of pace in this Watford team now. Can they use it?

Burnley 2-0 Watford

The home fans want a red card as Roberto Pereyra brings down his man in midfield, he's already been booked. That's just a foul though. Not every foul is a booking. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford have changed their system since their changes but whatever it is they've done Troy Deeney still looks isolated. Isaac Success is wide on the right with Odion Ighalo on the left. They have 20 minutes to launch a rescue act. 

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Alec Baldwin! Yes. I'm happy with that. Watford of course had Hugh Laurie last time out. Sourcing their managers from Hollywood. 

Mazzarri and Alex Baldwin
AP / Reuters

YELLOW CARD

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Isaac Success has added some threat up front for Watford as he puts himself about, but the Nigerian goes into the book for jumping into Stephen Ward. If Watford score next then we'll see how Burnley's nerves are...

Burnley"s Stephen Ward after a collision with Watford"s Isaac Success
Reuters

CLOSE!

Burnley 2-0 Watford

And that is a chance! Isaac Success wins a free-kick, hit into the wall but then volleyed back in by Etienne Capoue, Troy Deeney feasts on the loose ball but his shot from close-range is somehow turned wide by a combination of goalkeeper and defender. 

Some very determined last-ditch defending.

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney is getting more and more frustrated by the minute and this is his first real clear look at goal as he times his run well to meet a deep cross from Roberto Pereyra, but then times his actual header horribly. It's such a weak effort that it bounces twice before reaching Tom Heaton in goal. 

CLOSE!

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Watford beat Manchester United last time out but the Premier League is bringing them back to earth with a thump at Turf Moor. Limp and lifeless. Like a bad prawn sandwich if you will.

And Burnley go close to a third as Steven Defour crashes in a shot from 20 yards, Heurelho Gomes can only push it out and Ben Mee and Sam Vokes get in each other's way! Would have been a tap-in - but they were both offside anyway. 

'Burnley have to win'

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Danny Mills

Ex-Man City defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Watford have to change something. It has been awful. Burnley just have to win this now. They say no game is easy in the Premier League but this is as easy as it gets. 

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 2-0 Watford

So just half an hour or so left for Watford to recover. They've only mustered two shots on target all night but they have the man with the best name around on the bench. And here he comes. 

ISAAC SUCCESS. He's on. Replaces Nordin Amrabat.