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EPL: Dennis scores in Watford’s comeback win over Iwobi’s Everton

EMMANUEL Dennis added the icing on Watford’s cake on Saturday as they recorded their first win under Claudio Ranieri.

The Nigeria forward, who replaced Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr in the 64th minute, scored Watford’s fifth goal in added time in a remarkable turnaround 5-2 win over their hosts Everton at Goodison Park.

It was Dennis’ third goal in the Premier League this season as the Hornets bounced back from last week’s 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Claudio Ranieri’s debut as Watford manager.

Everton scored first in Saturday’s encounter, Tom Davies firing them in front in the third minute.

Watford were level 10 minutes later through Josh King as the first half ended all square.

Everton went back ahead in the 63rd minute with Richarlison’s header but Watford scored twice in two minutes to take the lead for the first time, with Juraj Kucka and King netting in the 78th and 80th minutes.

Former Everton striker King then completed his hat-trick against his former club in the 86th minute from Dennis’ assist before the Nigerian rounded off the scoring by sitting an Everton defender down and slotting home.

Two other Nigerians were involved in the clash, William Troost-Ekong playing the full match for Watford while Alex Iwobi replaced Demarai Gray for Everton in the 77th minute.

The other afternoon kick-offs in the Premier League on Saturday all ended in draws.

Leeds United scored an injury-time penalty through Rodrigo to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Hwang Hee-Chan gave Wolves the lead in the 10th minute.

At Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace recorded their fourth straight draw as they were held 1-1 by Newcastle United.

Christian Benteke opened scoring for Palace before Callum Wilson replied with a spectacular overhead kick.

At the St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton played a 2-2 draw with Burnley.

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