Watford football club were relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Roy Hodgson’s men were 12 points from safety after losing to Burnley last week, the hornets knew anything less than the maximum three points won’t be enough.
Crystal Palace coming into the game, we’re unbeaten in their last six games at home, securing a goalless draw against Manchester City and hammering London rivals, Arsenal 3-0 at the Selhurst Park.
That task of Watford securing a win against Crystal Palace became even harder when Wilfried Zaha’s first-half penalty made it 1-0 to the hosts.
The Hornets managed to grab 22 points from their 35 Premier League games, slightly above Norwich who’ve picked 21 from 34 games.
Reacting after the game, Watford’s coach said it’s difficult for them to have survived the relegation battle.
“I think only someone who has got no idea of what football is about would’ve believed we’d still survive” says the 74-year-old gaffer.
Norwich’s relegation was confirmed following their 2-0 away defeat to Aston Villa last month. The Canaries and Watford will be joined by one of Everton, Leeds and Burnley in the Championship next term. Everton are currently occupying the final relegation spot.