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By Louise Gwilliam

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    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    It's all over.

    Watford can celebrate - they've earned themsevles another year of Premier League football.

    But as for Swansea, they're in a dog fight now for Premier League survival.

    A pretty dismal performance at Vicarage Road - Paul Clement's side are winless in six games and two points from safety.

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    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Four minutes of added time here at Vicarage Road.

    Watford look close to confirming their Premier League status with that all important 40 points.

    But Swansea are in deep, deep trouble.

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    A nasty collision in the box as Daryl Janmaat, Heurelho Gomes and Borja Bastón are all remain down receiving treatment.

    A slight pause for Swansea who desperately need to find something in these last few minutes.

    At the moment they are two points from safety and heading for a sixth defeat in six away games.


    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Fernando Llorente's race is run and Jordan Ayew is Paul Clement's last throw of the dice.

    His side have just under 10 minutes to get themselves back into the game.

    At the moment they're heading for six games without a win in the Premier League.

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    And he has an instant impact. A great finish by substitute Stefano Okaka inside the box...but he's offside. Still, great technique there.

    Swansea are living dangerously here as Etienne Capoue opens up for a long-range shot but the ball sails over the crossbar.


    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Stefano Okaka replaces M'Baye Niang who's been one of the better players on the pitch this afternoon.

    But Troy Deeney has been crying out for some support up front as Watford go in search of a second goal.

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    A foul throw?

    You don't see those called these days. But the linesman waves his flag and the throw will be reversed - Swansea have a chance to move upfield now.

    And that's about the most excitement we've had in this second half.

    Neither side taking control at Vicarage Road.

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    Swansea have certainly been livelier since the substitutions.

    But they still can't create any clear-cut chances.

    They've got Watford pinned back in their own half and the home side can't get complacent here.

  9. 'The sad thing is that Swansea have been decent'

    Watford 1-0 Swansea City

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton & West Brom winger on Final Score

    Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. When you're down at the bottom those mistakes are highlighted all the more. The sad thing is that Swansea have been decent.


    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Paul Clement makes another change as Tom Carroll comes on for Jay Fulton.

    The former Spurs man, who signed for Swansea in January, is now back on the pitch having been left out of the starting XI.

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    Gylfi Sigursson has a free-kick for Swansea outside the penalty area but that isn't one of his best - he doesn't even clear the first defender.

    The ball is cleared and it trickles out for a throw.

    Watford take the opportunity to make a substitution as Nordin Amrabat is replaced by Christian Kabasele. 

    The second half is turning out to be much like the first, minus the errors so far.


    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Borja Baston has come on for Luciano Narsingh - who was actually one of the livelier Swans players in the first period.

    Presumably Paul Clement wants more support for Fernando Llorente as his side go in search of a vital equaliser.

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    Watford are pressing for a second goal here.

    Abdoulaye Doucouré puts a high cross into the box and it's easily collected by Lukasz Fabianski.

    But Swansea can't keep the ball in their half at the moment and they don't look like testing the Watford defence. 

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    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea are only two points adrift remember so three points today could lift them out of the relegation zone, provided Hull City don't win.

    And the good news for Paul Clement's side is that the Tigers are currently losing 1-0 at Stoke City.

    I'm not sure he'll have discussed that score line with his players. But a couple of goals in this second half and they're right back in this fight.

  15. 'Very difficult for the manager'

    Watford 1-0 Swansea City

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender on Final Score

    You have to feel for Paul Clement - you cannot legislate for a defensive mistake like your defender bring caught dwelling on the ball. Very, very difficult for the manager, because a mistake like that is simply about losing concentration.

  16. KICK-OFF

    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    We're under way in the second half.

    A crucial 40 minutes for Swansea coming up in their fight against the drop.

  17. Mawson makes the error

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    Etienne Capoue

    There was some initial confusion over that goal.

    It looked to have been a disastrous error from Federico Fernandez but it was in fact one touch too many for Alfie Mawson, who played with fire in a dangerous area. 

    As he turned to play the ball back to Lukasz Fabianski, Etienne Capoue stormed in to steal the ball.

    A goal on his return from injury. And that's the difference at the moment.


    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Watford take an unexpected half-time lead at Vicarage Road.

    Swansea defender Alfie Mawson gave a goal away just four minutes before the break and Swansea have it all to do in the second-half.

  19. GOAL - Capoue handed easy goal

    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Etienne Capoue nicks the ball from Alfie Mawson and breaks into the box.

    Capoue's first shot is saved but he volleys in the rebound via the post to fire Watford into the lead just before the break.

    What a gift.

  20. GOAL - Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Etienne Capoue

    Etienne Capoue celebrates for Watford