JOSH SARGENT scored a brilliant double as Norwich beat Watford 3-0 to move out of the bottom three.
The Norwich forward, 21, opened the scoring in the 51st minute in what was his first top-flight strike since joining last summer.
Norwich ace Josh Sargent opened the scoring against Watford in the 51st minuteCredit: AFP
Sargent celebrated with striker Teemu Pukki after he broke the deadlock at Vicarage RoadCredit: Reuters
And he then doubled his tally 20 minutes later with a header after play was restarted after the lights went off at Vicarage Road.
But it was his first goal that is in the running to win the Goal of the Year as he scored with an emphatic running scorpion kick.
The USA international got on the end of Teemu Pukki’s low pass that was just behind him.
However the ex-Werder Bremen ace readjusted his feet where he flicked the ball with his heel goalwards.
And the ball bounced in off the underside of the bar and just over the line to spark wild celebrations from the fans and players.
Speaking on commentary, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said: “I thought the chance had gone as the over-hit pass from [Kenny] McLean had taken it away from Pukki.
“But Pukki did so well to keep it in. Watford may claim a foul but what a finish from Sargent… it’s unbelievable as it’s behind him.
“That is unbelievable from Sargent.
“I think that the defender is going down before Pukki makes contact but the finish is out of this world.”
Watford were then reduced to ten men after Emmanuel Dennis was sent off, before Juraj Kucka scored an own goal in added time.
More to follow…
USA international Sargent doubled his tally with a fine header in the 74th minuteCredit: Getty
Sargent had never scored a Premier League goal before Friday night’s clashCredit: Reuters
Emmanuel Dennis was sent off for Watford for a second bookable offenceCredit: Reuters
Juraj Kucka scored an own goal in injury time to cap a woeful performance from the hostsCredit: Reuters
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