Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win

Etienne Capoue's goal on his return from injury proved the difference as Watford beat ailing Swansea 1-0 on Saturday (April 15) in their Premier League clash leaving the losers without a win in six games.

But it was a fifth loss in six games for Swansea, who are still two points from safety with five matches to play.

Indeed it was to be the hosts who edged ahead three minutes before half-time as Capoue took advantage of Alfie Mawson dallying too long on the ball and though his first attempt was saved by Fabianski he knocked home the rebound.

Watford vs Swansea City is not being broadcast live in the United Kingdom, but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day on BBC1 at 10.20pm.

Their sole consolation from another tough away afternoon came in the form of 17th-placed Hull City also losing, beaten 3-1 at Stoke City.

Next up for Swansea is Stoke at home.

There was very little the Swansea goalkeeper could do about Watford's opener just before the break, however.

Early in the second half, the lively Sigurdsson fizzed a 20-yard effort narrowly wide of Gomes' left post, before Watford responded through Daryl Janmaat, whose long-range effort forced Fabianski into a smart stop.

As for Watford, a third home win in succession means they will be playing Premier League football again next season, though Walter Mazzarri's own future remains less certain.

Swansea City must grab any opportunity to move out of the Premier League's bottom three at Watford on Saturday, defender Federico Fernandez said, with the Welsh side facing a tricky run-in as they battle to escape relegation.

Clement's side will be fighting for their lives at Vicarage Road later - but, as a classy Spurs side demonstrated 10 days ago, they have a soft underbelly and the Swansea head coach has already had to deny his side are "anxious" in the build-up to today's game. The Frenchman found the back of the net four times in his opening five Premier League games.

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