Football: Burnley beat Watford 2-0 in historic encounter

Watford's Sebastian Prodl in action with Burnley's Jeff Hendrick. Burnley won 2-0 over Watford in the English Premier League game.
Watford's Sebastian Prodl in action with Burnley's Jeff Hendrick. Burnley won 2-0 over Watford in the English Premier League game.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Burnley struck either side of halftime through Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane to claim a 2-0 Premier League home win over Watford in the first top-flight meeting of the two clubs on Monday.

Forward Hendrick broke the deadlock before defender Keane wrapped up the victory to lift the Clarets into 13th spot where they joined five clubs on seven points from six games, including 11th-placed Watford who they trail on goal difference.

Steven Defour laid on both goals with Hendrick heading home his corner in the 38th minute and Keane rising to nod in the winger's left wing cross five minutes into the second half.

Watford were aiming for a third straight league win but could not find the form that helped them comfortably beat Manchester United 3-1 and West Ham United 4-2.