Cucho Hernandez’s first-half brace helped Watford to a 2-1 victory over Southampton which boosts their hopes of Premier League safety.
The Colombian capitalised on an underhit backpass to round goalkeeper Fraser Forster and open the scoring in the 14th minute.
He then doubled their advantage shortly after the half-hour, volleying Juraj Kucka’s cross into the bottom-right corner for his fifth goal of the season.
It was 2-1 on the stroke of half-time, Che Adams flicking James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick on to Mohamed Elyounoussi to turn in at the back post.
Forster was at full stretch to deny Kucka while Emmanuel Dennis also fired narrowly wide.
Watford’s first win in five takes them up to 18th, level on points with 17th-placed Everton, who have three matches in hand.
Southampton drop to 10th with 35 points.
Southampton: 2 Apr v Leeds (A)
Watford: 2 Apr v Liverpool (A)
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