Ranieri stuns Everton for first Watford win

by | Oct 23, 2021 17:11

Claudio Ranieri is certainly not boring the Watford fans, as after conceding five on his debut as coach, he oversaw a comeback to beat Everton 5-2.

It was a battle of former Serie A tacticians, as ex-Inter and Napoli coach Rafa Benitez is now in charge of Everton.

Ranieri’s men were trailing 2-1 up until the 77th minute at Goodison Park, when former Parma midfielder Juraj Kucka rose to nod in an equaliser.

Suddenly, the Premier League game was transformed and Watford scored three goals in 13 minutes.

Joshua King completed his hat-trick and Emmanuel Dennis finished off the rout in stoppages.

It’s a remarkable turnaround, as Ranieri had lost 5-0 at home on his Watford debut against Liverpool.

The former Sampdoria boss just turned 70 this week and is an old hand at pulling surprises in the Premier League, winning the title with Leicester City against all odds in 2016.

Watford are owned by the Pozzo family, who also run Serie A club Udinese.



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