Swansea City fell to a second defeat in four days at the Swansea.com Stadium, as one time Swans transfer target Ken Sema’s powerful late shot secured a victory for Watford.
The Swans dominated the opening 45 minutes, with captain Matt Grimes attempting several shots from a distance, and Harry Darling missing a clear header opportunity.
Kristian Pedersen appeared to score from a corner 20 minutes before the end, but the goal was harshly disallowed. In injury time, Darling twice forced Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann to make two excellent saves.
Watford had their chances too, but Swans goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, made good saves from Tom Ince and Vakoun Bayo. However, he couldn’t stop Sema’s winning goal, a powerful left-footed strike into the roof of the net, sealing the victory for Watford.
Michael Duff reacts to Swans defeat
Next up for the Swans is a trip to Ewood Park on Saturday to take on Blackburn Rovers.
Swansea City: Carl Rushworth, Kristian Pedersen, Jay Fulton, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes (captain), Jerry Yates, Jamal Lowe, Jamie Paterson (Ollie Cooper 61), Liam Cullen (Josh Tymon 61), Harrison Ashby (Liam Walsh 79), Bashir Humphreys.
Unused Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Charlie Patino, Nathan Tjoe-A-On, Kyle Naughton, Sam Parker, Cameron Congreve.
Watford: Daniel Bachmann (captain), Jeremy Ngakia, Francisco Sierralta, Wesley Hoedt, Jamal Lewis (Mattie Pollock 90), Tom Ince (Yaser Asprilla 62), Jake Livermore, Ismael Kone (Giorgi Chakvetadze 82), Vakoun Bayo (Mileta Rajovic 62), Matheus Martins (Ken Sema 46), Edo Kayembe.
Unused Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Imran Louza, Rhys Healey, Mattie Pollock, James Morris.
Referee: Andrew Kitchen
Watch highlights of the Swans defeat against the Hornets at the Swansea.com stadium.
Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club