Watford 4-1 Fulham: Cottagers suffer Premier League relegation with five games remaining


Watford 4-1 Fulham: Cottagers suffer Premier League relegation with five games remaining

Fulham have been relegated from the Premier League following a heavy 4-1 defeat at Watford.

The Cottagers become the second team to have their Championship status confirmed, three days after Huddersfield’s fate was sealed at Crystal Palace.

Fulham will spend next season in the Championship

Three second-half goals from Watford shattered Fulham’s resistance at Vicarage Road after Ryan Babel had cancelled out Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener.

Will Hughes netted a thunderous volley before Troy Deeney and Kiko Femenia completed the rout.

Following 33 league fixtures they have a disappointing total of 17 points, which leaves them 16 from safety.

With minus-46 they also have the division’s worst goal difference, having already sacked two managers in Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri, and all after their net spend of £106million over the past two transfer windows represented the third highest in the league.