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Burnley net late double to put Watford on the brink of relegation

Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill scored twice in a dramatic final 10 minutes at Vicarage Road to give Burnley a crucial 2-1 victory and all but confirm Watford's relegation from the Premier League.

Norwich, who lost 2-0 at Aston Villa, were relegated as a result of the Clarets' late turnaround while Watford are now 12 points adrift of safety with four games to play.

The hosts led from the eighth minute after James Tarkowski inadvertently turned the ball into his own net as Juraj Kucka's shot came back off the crossbar.

But Burnley, with three wins in four unbeaten matches under caretaker boss Mike Jackson, rallied in the second half before finally levelling through Cork's diving header in the 82nd minute.

And four minutes later they grabbed the winner when Brownhill passed the ball into the net from the edge of the area to give their survival hopes another massive boost.

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