Ekong, Success feature in Watford Win over Rotterham

Ekong, Success feature in Watford Win over Rotterham

William Troost-Ekong was in action for Watford against Rotterham in the Championship on Tuesday.

Ekong, 27, played from start to finish as Watford boost their hope of returning to the premier league with an emphatic 4-1 win away from home.


The Hornets took the lead with just nine minutes in when Zinckernagel floated a ball across, Francisco Sierralta attacked it well and grabbed his first goal for the Golden Boys.


It became 2-0 after 26 minutes after Rotherham goalkeeper Blackman saved Nathan Chalobah’s shot, but the rebound fell to Ismaila Sarr who smashed home on his left foot


Ken Sema made it 3-0 in the 39th minute, the ball fell to him on the edge of the box, he flicked it up and volley it home beautifully.


The home side were awarded a penalty in the 60th minutes after Troost-Ekong brought down Michael Smith in the box.


Smith dusted himself up and took the spot kick, but it was saved by Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.


Rotherham finally grabbed their goal eight minutes later, thanks to a super strike from Freddie Ladapo, but the Hornets responded immediately through Dan Gosling and reestablished their three-goal lead.


Meanwhile, Isaac Success made his second appearance of the season in the game. He came on as late substitute for Will Hughes.


Tuesday’s win made it four consecutive victory for Watford and it was enough to help them reclaim second spot on the Championship table with 72 points from 37 matches.


They remain six points adrift leaders Norwich City and three ahead of third placed Swansea City.

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