Sargent helps Norwich out of the relegation zone with a win over Watford

Watford (England): American John Sargent scored his first two goals in English football as he helped Norwich City win 3-0 at Watford and exit the Premier League relegation zone for the first time in this season friday. After a modest first half and few chances, Sargent scored with a marvelous cross-country kick six minutes after half-time, opening his record in the competition in distinctive way. After resuming play after pausing with a lighting problem, Sargent continued his perfect night and fired from long range, doubling Norwich’s lead in the 74th minute. Watford’s suffering increased with the forward’s dismissal. Emmanuel Dennis with four minutes left for receiving a second yellow card. Norwich completed the hat-trick with a Juraj Kotska goal by mistake in his own goal in extra time. Norwich scored its fourth win in this season, climbing to 17th place with 16 points in 22 games. Watford dropped to 18th place with 14 points in 20 games. “It’s crazy to score my first goal and then add the second, above all in a game of this magnitude, “Sargent told Sky Sports. Explaining the fantastic first goal, Sargent said:” It was the result of putting your feet up in tall. I knew she was going to come in when I kicked her. I don’t remember ever scoring a goal in this way. Scoring the first two goals will give me a lot of confidence. “And while Norwich have continued to improve under new manager Dean Smith, Watford’s struggles have also continued. Watford have not won any in their last nine games in all competitions and drew only once during that period compared to eight losses. This is the worst record of the winless team since December 2013. Watford have failed to get clean sheets for their 30th consecutive game in Premier League. (Reuters)