Watford 0-1 Sevilla: Immobile injury overshadows Sevilla win

The former Borussia Dortmund striker was stretchered off with a neck brace after a clash with Heurelho Gomes, but the Spanish side still emerged victorious, with Vitolo scoring
A worrying head injury sustained by Ciro Immobile overshadowed Sevilla's 1-0 friendly win at Watford on Friday.

The summer loan signing from Borussia Dortmund suffered a blow to the head following a collision with goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes early in the first half at Vicarage Road, and he was subsequently treated by paramedics as the game was stopped for 10 minutes.

Immobile was later carried from the field on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace, but it did little to halt Sevilla's momentum, as Vitolo netted the only goal of the game 20 minutes from time as he cut in from the wing and unleashed a low drive.

Both sides were earlier denied by the woodwork as Watford striker Odion Ighalo saw his header deflected onto the frame of the game by Beto, who also kept out Troy Deeney, while Coke hit the post.

Defeat ended Watford's pre-season campaign in disappointing fashion ahead of their Premier League opener at Everton next weekend, while next up for Sevilla is a friendly at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday before their Super Cup showdown with Barcelona.