Home / Articles / Watford relegated from Premier League after loss to Crystal Palace - The Athletic

Watford relegated from Premier League after loss to Crystal Palace - The Athletic

Watford have been relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace. The Hertfordshire side entered the weekend 12 points away from...

  • Posted on 07th May, 2022 16:30 PM
  • 1377 Views
Watford relegated from Premier League after loss to Crystal Palace - The Athletic Image

Watford have been relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace.

The Hertfordshire side entered the weekend 12 points away from safety, and needed to win at Selhurst Park and hope results involving Everton, Burnley, and Leeds went their way.

But a first-half penalty from Wilfried Zaha was enough to consign Watford to defeat.

They are now 12 points from safety with just three games of the season remaining, having lost their last six consecutive Premier League games.

Watford have had three managers this season, with Xisco Munez sacked in October despite having the side in 15th.

Former Premier League title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri subsequently took over, but struggled to ignite their season, with Watford earning only seven points during his three-and-a-half months in charge.

Roy Hodgson’s appointment did bring more defensive solidity, but wins remained hard to come by, with the side beating only Southampton and Aston Villa in 2022.

Hodgson, 74, is planning to retire at the end of the season after calling the spell at Watford his “swansong”.

The summer will see Watford looking to appoint their ninth manager in the last five years.

Watford bounced straight back into the Premier League after being relegated in 2019-20, finishing second in the Championship in 2020-21.

Watford relegated from Premier League after loss to Crystal Palace - The Athletic View Story

Latest 20 Post