In form Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis found the back of the net again today for his side Watford but was not enough as they lost 4-1 at home to Westham.
The Super Eagle gave Claudio Ranieri’s men an early lead inside the first four minutes of action after he recieved a clever pass from Joshua King before rifling home a left footed effort past Westham Goalie Lukasz Fabianksi.
The goal was Watford’s earliest in a Premier League game since November 2019 versus Norwich (01:16) and the earliest at the Vicarage Road since opening scoring in May 2018 against Newcastle inside the first two minutes (01:58).
It has been established now that 59% of Watford’s league goals have been netted by the Yola-born hitman.
The former Brugge striker has scored eight goals and registered five assists this season and his second on the topscorers list with only Egyptian Mohammed Salah of Liverpool ahead of him.
The feat has also seen the Premier League November player of the month nominee eclipse his season best as he has surpassed his highest ever tally of seven in a campaign.
Having broke into the world scene when he scored twice against Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in a UEFA Champions League group stage encounter for Brugge, the 24-year-old has since been making rounds and the latest feather to his cap is that he has been named in the 28-man list released by interim coach Austin Eguavoen to represent Eagles’ at Afcon’21 taking place in Cameroon next month.
However, Tomas Sucek cancelled out his effort in the 23rd minute before David Moyes’ men went ahead through Algeria’s Saïd Benrahma.
Hammers’ captain Mark Noble took the game beyond the Hornets from the Spot through a 58th-minute penalty before Nikola Vlasic ensured Ranieri’s men got their 12th loss of the season by netting a stoppage time strike as they ran out 4-1 winners.