Wolves moved four points clear of Watford in the race for seventh place in the Premier League as goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side earn all three points at Vicarage Road.

Jimenez opened the scoring with his 13th league goal of the season, turning Jota’s low cross past Ben Foster from point-blank range.

Andre Gray capitalised on an error from Ryan Bennett to equalise for Watford shortly after the restart, but a mistake from Foster allowed Wolves to retake the lead with 13 minutes remaining.

Foster misjudged Ruben Neves’ long ball into the Watford penalty area, allowing Jota to head into the unguarded net to seal the win for the visitors.

The result lifts Wolves on to 54 points, while Watford drop to ninth.

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Line-ups

Watford

  • 26Foster
  • 21Femenía
  • 6Mariappa
  • 15CathcartSubstituted forSuccessat 82′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 25HolebasBooked at 62mins
  • 29CapoueBooked at 90mins
  • 16Doucouré
  • 19HughesSubstituted forKabaseleat 74′minutes
  • 37Pereyra
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 18Gray

Substitutes

  • 1Gomes
  • 2Janmaat
  • 10Success
  • 11Masina
  • 12Sema
  • 14Chalobah
  • 27Kabasele

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 5Bennett
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8Neves
  • 28João MoutinhoBooked at 61mins
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 9JiménezSubstituted forCavaleiroat 87′minutes
  • 18JotaBooked at 84minsSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 90+7′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 17Gibbs-White
  • 21Ruddy
  • 27Saïss
  • 29Vinagre
  • 37Traoré
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
20,323

Match Stats

Home TeamWatfordAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Watford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Watford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Diogo Jota.

Booking

Etienne Capoue (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Etienne Capoue (Watford).

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. João Moutinho tries a through ball, but Leander Dendoncker is caught offside.

Foul by Etienne Capoue (Watford).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by José Holebas (Watford).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Raúl Jiménez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Booking

Isaac Success (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Isaac Success (Watford).

Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Diogo Jota is caught offside.

Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Isaac Success replaces Craig Cathcart because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Watford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Willy Boly.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Christian Kabasele replaces Will Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Will Hughes (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by João Moutinho.

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Watford. Roberto Pereyra tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Diogo Jota tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

José Holebas (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by José Holebas (Watford).

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