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    Watford 3-1 Manchester United: Jose Mourinho oversees third successive defeat

    By Alex Easley
    Etienne Capoue scored his fourth goal of the season to put Watford in front 1-0.
    Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United team were defeated for the third straight game in eight days as they lost 3-1 to Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Etienne Capoue put the home side in front at Vicarage Road with his fourth goal of the season, before Marcus Rashford levelled the scores after the restart.

    Walter Mazzarri brought on Juan Camilo Zuniga and he scored with his first touch to put Watford back ahead, before Troy Deeney added a late penalty after Zuniga was brought down by Marouane Fellaini.

    Defeat for United ends a miserable eight days for Mourinho's men after they were beaten in the Manchester derby last Saturday and then in the Europa League by Feyenoord on Thursday.

    It is the first time Mourinho has lost three games in a row as a manager since August 2006, when he was in his first spell at Chelsea.

    The hosts started quickly and Nigerian international Odion Ighalo squandered a golden opportunity to open the scoring after a mix-up between David de Gea and Chris Smalling presented the Watford striker with an open goal, but he somehow fired wide.
    David De Gea and Chris Smalling collided to give Odion Ighalo the chance to score.
    De Gea then saved well from Deeney before United created their first chance, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to shoot wide from six yards.

    Paul Pogba, playing alongside Wayne Rooney and Fellaini in a midfield three, struck the crossbar with a superb long-range effort but just as the visitors were growing into the game, Watford went ahead.

    Martial was robbed of possession on the edge of his own box and Janmaat crossed for Capoue, who struck first-time past De Gea.

    It was Martial's last involvement in the match, as he was clearly shaken up having been involved in a nasty clash of heads with Janmaat midway through the first half, and Mourinho introduced Ashley Young in his place just before half-time.

    United got back on level terms with their first shot on target as Rashford, who kept his place from the Feyenoord defeat, tapped home after Ibrahimovic's cross came back off the unfortunate Valon Behrami.
    Marcus Rashford scored United's equaliser just past the hour-mark.
    The expected late United surge never materialised, and the hosts re-took the lead with seven minutes remaining through Zuniga.

    The Hornets substitute had been on the pitch 53 seconds when Roberto Pereyra picked him out, and he fired past De Gea to make an immediate contribution.

    Frustrations for United threatened to boil over as Rooney, Memphis Depay and Fellaini were all booked in the closing stages, and Watford added further gloss to the scoreline when the latter fouled Zuniga in the penalty area.

    Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot and Deeney made no mistake, blasting down the middle to wrap up Watford's second league win of the season.
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and United were left frustrated.
    TEAM LINE-UPS

    Watford: Gomes, Cathcart, Prodl, Britos, Janmaat, Pereyra, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas, Deeney, Ighalo

    Subs used: Success, Amrabat, Zuniga

    Manchester Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw, Pogba, Fellaini, Rashford, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic

    Subs used: Young, Depay, Mata

    MAN OF THE MATCH: Etienne Capoue
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