Watford's revival continues with a 2-1 victory over the Wolves

WATFORD: ten men Watford they continued their good run under new manager Nigel Pearson and he raised his hopes of avoiding the relegation of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at home Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

Gerard Delofeu and Abdoulaye Doucoure fired Watford ahead before Pedro Neto pulled one back for Wolves, who failed to capitalize on a numerical advantage in the last 20 minutes after defending Christian Kabasele was sent off for the hosts.

Deulofeu opened the scoring with a 30-minute finish when he beat goalkeeper Rui Patricio with a low and crispy shot in the far corner after Ismaila Sarr's good work.

Doucoure made the 2-0 in the 49th when he cut the inside from the left and found the upper corner with a firm impulse that cut the Wolves defender Conor Coady and left Patricio stranded.

Net reduced the time delays with a very diverted effort that sailed over Ben Foster and Wolves built up the pressure after Kabasele was shown a direct red card after a VAR review.

The center back was originally booked for hauling down Diogo Jota just outside the penalty area but Watford held on in the closing stages to celebrate their third league win coupled with one draw under Pearson.