Deeney double gives Watford crucial EPL win over Newcastle

WATFORD, England (AP) — Troy Deeney converted two penalties as Watford came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 and give its fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League a huge boost on Saturday.

Watford moved six points clear of the relegation zone, having played a game more than third-to-last Bournemouth.

With Norwich’s demotion confirmed Saturday and the two other teams in the relegation zone — Aston Villa and Bournemouth — without a win since the restart last month, Watford looks safe from the drop.

Dwight Gayle put Newcastle ahead in the 23rd minute with a close-range finish from a corner, before Deeney rescued Watford with his first goals since the restart.

Both came in the second half
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