Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany suffered his first defeat as a manager in English football following the defeat suffered at the hands of Watford in the English Championship. Vincent Kompany could not prevent his first league defeat since being named the new Burnley manager in the summer.
Burnley sacked long-serving manager Sean Dyche towards the end of last season and was replaced by Mike Jackson, who became the interim manager. Jackson narrowly came close to securing Premier League status for the Clarets. Burnley were one of the three teams who got relegated from the Premier League last season alongside Norwich City and Watford.
Vincent Kompany has now won one, drawn one and lost one from three league games as the Burnley manager after the slim defeat at the hands of 10-man Watford. Ex-Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley scored the only goal of the game for Watford with the goal coming in the second minute of first half added time. The home team finished the game with ten men after Hassan Kamara was sent off in the final ten Kamara was sent off with nine minutes left on the clock. They held on for the remainder of the game to take three crucial points.
For Kompany, his reign as Burnley manager started on a good note with the slim win at the home of Huddersfield Town. He masterminded the 1-0 win over the Terriers courtesy the first half goal from Ian Maatsen. It was an impressive win for Vincent Kompany and Burnley considering that opponents Huddersfield came close to winning a place in the Premier League this season at the end of last season.
In their second league game, Kompany and Burnley played out a 1-1 draw with Luton Town as they failed to make their home advantage count. Jason Brownhill scored the Burnley equaliser five minutes into the second half to cancel out the opener from Danny Potts after five minutes as the two teams settled for a point apiece.