But on a see-saw night for Cleverley, the celebrations for his first goal since January 2021 were cut short, as was his match, by a knee injury he suffered while scoring.
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Hassane Kamara was shown a straight red card for a professional foul nine minutes from time but the Clarets could not make their advantage count.
With Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann in fine form, Burnley suffered their first defeat under former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.