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Premier League: Watford shock defeat of Manchester United 3-1

By Mark Mann-Bryans, Press Association Sport

Published 18/09/2016

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Juan Camilo Zuniga of Watford celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Juan Camilo Zuniga of Watford celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Troy Deeney of Watford (L) and Juan Mata of Manchester United battle for possession during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United argues with referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United argues with referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Antonio Valencia of Manchester United (L) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United (R) battle for possession in the air during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Watford's Juan Camilo Zuniga (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford looks dejected during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) looks dejected as his side concede a second goal during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba (centre) and Watford's Jose Holebas (left) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba (right) and Watford's Roberto Pereyra battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba pushes Watford's Valon Behrami (right) resulting in a yellow card during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (centre right) turns in celebration after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (centre) turns in celebration after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini (centre) and Watford's Etienne Capoue (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (centre) appeals to referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Ashley Young (right) and Watford's Jose Holebas battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba (right) and Watford's Roberto Pereyra battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba (right) and Watford's Roberto Pereyra battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic warms up before the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford warms up before the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic warms up before the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) on the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Watford's Odion Ighalo (centre) fails to score with an open goal during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba (right) and Watford's Roberto Pereyra 9centre) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Anthony Martial splashes his face after a clash of heads during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (right) and Manchester United's Chris Smalling get in each others day presenting Watford's Odion Ighalo (left) with a chance to score during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre) and Watford's Sebastian Prodl (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester United's Anthony Martial right) and Watford's Valon Behrami battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Watford. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side endured a week to forget as Watford secured a well-deserved victory over their Premier League rivals.

Going into the game on the back of a derby defeat at home to Manchester City and a Europa League loss at Feyenoord, United were largely disappointing as Mourinho slipped to three successive defeats as a manager for the first time in over a decade.

The in-form Etienne Capoue struck his fourth goal in six games to put the hosts ahead at Vicarage Road and although Marcus Rashford levelled on 62 minutes with United's first shot on target, Camilo Zuniga came off the bench and scored almost immediately before a late Troy Deeney penalty secured a memorable 3-1 win for the Hornets - their first victory over United since 1986.

No Manchester United player has scored more goals than Rashford since he burst onto the scene in February and his more esteemed team-mates were largely poor, with skipper Wayne Rooney and the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba, off-colour in the midfield and Zlatan Ibrahimovic well-marshalled by the Watford defence.

Watford passed up a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring as miscommunication between David de Gea and Chris Smalling saw the ball fall to the feet of Odion Ighalo but, with the goal gaping, he slid his effort wide.

Only a stunning De Gea save kept out Deeney's header in the 16th minute as the Hornets continued to swarm around the United defence.

The visitors should have made Watford pay for their profligacy as Ibrahimovic started a lightning counter-attack which he failed to finish off as Rashford's deflected low cross was thrashed into the side-netting by the Swedish forward.

After a delay in proceedings following head injuries for Daryl Janmaat and Anthony Martial, Pogba came within inches of scoring his first United goal as he arrowed a shot from 25 yards which cannoned back off the crossbar.

But it was Capoue, so sharp in front of goal so far this season, who struck from Janmaat's cross after Miguel Britos had robbed Martial of possession on the edge of the United box, a challenge which irked Mourinho, who wanted a free-kick awarded.

Martial, seemingly unable to recover from a mixture of both the knock to his head and the challenge from Britos which led to the goal, was replaced by former Watford favourite Ashley Young.

United still had not been at the races but they were level just after the hour mark as Ibrahimovic's cross was blocked into the feet of Rashford, who reacted quickly to flash home.

The visitors took control from that point and only a tremendous stop from Heurelho Gomes prevented Ibrahimovic heading home Marouane Fellaini's cross with 12 minutes remaining.

But it would be Watford celebrating as Walter Mazzarri brought on Zuniga for goalscorer Capoue, and the Napoli loanee needed just seconds to slam home, with Deeney adding the third from the spot in the fifth minute of stoppage time after Zuniga was upended by Fellaini.

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