Watford’s relegation to the tournament was confirmed after a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Roy Hodgson’s side needed to win all three points to keep their chances of survival a little longer, as the Hornets boss looks for a score against his former club at their old stadium.
WatfordHowever, he was relegated to the second division after a penalty kick by Wilfried Zaha, which he converted after Hassan Kamara’s handball.
With 21 minutes left, the Hornets’ bad luck continued as Camara received orders to walk, making Hodgson’s job of the superb escape even more difficult.
With 10 minutes to go, Watford’s offensive streak did not disturb the Eagles’ assertive defense, as Craig Cathcart crossed the crossbar.
Hodgson, who recently confirmed he will resign at the end of the season, will not be in Vicarage’s way to oversee the Hornets’ transition to the championship.