Everton missed the chance to move further clear of the bottom three after a tepid goalless draw with already relegated Watford at Vicarage Road.
On the same day Watford confirmed Rob Edwards as their new manager for the start of next season in the Championship, the home side collected their first point on home soil since beating Manchester United in November.
Chances were at a premium with Ben Foster’s fine save to deny Richarlison in the second period the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock – but Leeds’ 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea edges Everton further away from the danger zone.
The result means Watford move onto 23 points in 19th place after a first home clean sheet of the campaign ahead of their final fixture in front of supporters against Leicester on Sunday.
Full match report to follow…
Watford: Foster (7), Ngakia (7), Kabasele (8), Samir (7), Masina (6), Kalu (7), Sissoko (7), Sema (6), Gosling (6), Kayembe (6), Pedro (7).
Subs: Cathcart (n/a), Etebo (n/a).
Everton: Pickford (6), Mykolenko (7), Holgate (6), Keane (6), Coleman (7), Gordon (5), Delph (6), Doucoure (7), Iwobi (7), Gray (5), Richarlison (6).
Subs: Allan (n/a), Calvert-Lewin (n/a).
Man of the match: Christian Kabasele.
Watford host Leicester on Sunday in their final home Premier League game; kick-off 2pm. Everton are back at Goodison Park on the same day hosting Brentford, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 4.30pm.
Source : Sky Sports