Odion Ighalo extended his goal drought to 12 English Premier League games when he fired blanks in Watford’s 2-0 loss away to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
The Nigerian international came on for Valon Behrami at the start of the second half as second half goals from Ryan Shawcross and Peter Crouch sealed a sixth win for the Potters this season.
Watford have now not won in five outings and have just seven points from their last nine games.
Shawcross opened the scoring with a well-struck volley before Crouch’s second in two games secured Stoke’s first win since December 3.
Going further behind came as a blow to Watford but for the following 20 minutes, they were the better side as Stoke struggled to look comfortable at the back with Troy Deeney and Ighalo posing a threat in the air.
At Selhurst Park, Paul Clement began his reign as boss of Swansea with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.
The Swans led 1-0 at half time after Alfie Mawson scored his first goal at the club.
Crystal Palace equalised in the second half with a goal from Wilfried Zaha before Swansea City’s Angel Rangel managed to secure the win for the Swans with the team’s second goal in the final minutes.