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Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win

Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win

Swansea face Stoke City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion at home, along with trips to Manchester United and fellow-strugglers Sunderland in their remaining fixtures and Clement believes that nine points will be the minimum return required to beat the drop.

Watford, meanwhile, now find themselves 12 points clear of the bottom three, but boss Walter Mazzarri refused to admit that his side's Premier League status has been secured for another year.

Capoue's 42nd-minute victor took Watford to the magical 40-points mark - but left Swansea two points adrift of safety with five games left to save their Premier League lives.

For Clement the manner of the West Ham defeat was particularly galling but he insisted both he and his team will learn from their mistakes as they focus on the last six games of the campaign.

Their sole consolation from another tough away afternoon came in the form of 17th-placed Hull City also losing, beaten 3-1 at Stoke City.

"On their day Watford are a real handful because they've got big, athletic, physical players".

The Swansea goalkeeper had to be at this best moments later as Troy Deeney looked to sweep home Daryl Janmaat's cross only to see his effort tipped over by the Poland worldwide.

Watford were ahead four minutes before the interval as Capoue caught Mawson napping in possession, robbing the Swansea defender before turning home at the second attempt.

And despite great vocal encouragement from their travelling fans, the visitors were unable to break down their hosts and salvage a much-needed point.

Watford's Etienne Capoue, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal dduring the Premier League soccer match between Watford and Swansea City at Vicarage Road, Watford, England.

- After picking up five wins in his first eight Premier League games with Swansea, Paul Clement is now without a win in six games (D1 L5).

- 11 of Watford's Premier League goals have come from French players (Capoue, Kaboul, Niang and Doucoure), a haul only Arsenal can match this season.

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