Welbeck gives Wartford vital win

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By BBC Sport

Danny Welbeck scored the winner with a spectacular overhead kick as Watford came from behind to beat Norwich and move four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Norwich, who remain bottom of the table and are now 10 points behind the 17th-placed Hornets, will be relegated if they lose to West Ham on Saturday.

Emiliano Buendia’s curled effort gave Norwich an early lead before Craig Dawson equalised with a close-range header.

The home side won it through Welbeck’s wonderful goal, after the ball looped up following a poor clearance by Max Aarons.

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Welbeck, who has played for England 40 times, was making only his fifth start in the league for Watford since joining them on a free transfer in August after a hamstring injury in October kept him out for more than three months.

“It’s been frustrating for Danny because he came with a big reputation but was injured so early,” said Hornets manager Nigel Pearson. “He’s been patient and his desire to get back has been really big.

“When I’ve not played him he’s been disappointed but he has to trust us to look after him.”

Welbeck described the match-winning goal as a “very important one and one that means a lot to me and the whole club”.

He added: “We’ve got four games left and we will give it our all. I’ve done that [an overhead kick] a lot of times in training and it paid off – I kept my eye on the ball and it went into top bins so it was perfect.

“That was a great goal and I’m very pleased with that one.”

Norwich had a late chance to grab an equalizer, but 19-year-old Adam Idah shot wide from five yards out when sliding in at the back post.

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