Match Report: Watford 1-2 Wolves
Gracia: “We Tried Until The End But It Didn’t Happen”
Foster: “We Will Not Take Our Foot Off The Gas”
Gray: “It Feels Like The Fans Are Really Behind Me Now”
Highlights: Watford 1-2 Wolverhampton
Watford welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Vicarage Road in final push for potential European place
Watford suffer defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vicarage Road
Javi Gracia admits Watford are conceding ‘avoidable goals’ after Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat
Watford players rated after defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ben Foster says Watford are keeping their foot on the gas after Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat
Wolves moved four points clear of Watford in the race for seventh place in the Premier League as goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side earn all three points at Vicarage Road.
Ryan Bennett’s mistake gifted Andre Gray an equaliser four minutes into the second period, only for Diogo Jota to take advantage of another error – this time from Ben Foster – to win it for Wolves with 13 minutes to play.
Last time these teams met was in the white heat of a Wembley FA Cup semi-final, won by Watford’s stirring comeback from 2-0 down.
Wolves now sit seventh in the league – which would secure a Europa League qualifying spot if Manchester City win the FA Cup – four points clear of Watford and Everton, though their manager claimed they are not eyeing European football.
The player we could least afford to lose for, effectively, four games was Troy. He’s the one. Not the best player in the side, perhaps, but the one we are least equipped to cope without. It was harsh, yes, the red card. He made it possible too, undoubtedly. Equally beyond doubt that, like Ben Foster and Craig Cathcart he’s well, well in credit. “People who do things make mistakes”. We’ve paid heavily for this one… at least three points across the four games by any reasonable reckoning.
The teams ran out to “I’m Still Standing” and I was left cold again. It is not growing on me, but at least you can hear it, unlike the Superman theme. The game kicked off and some of our fans decided that this was a good time to goad Wolves after our cup semi-final win. I always think that pride comes before a fall, so the chants worried me greatly.
We’ve been using ‘I’m Still Standing’ now for three games and we’ve not won a single one. Based on this fact there can only be one logical conclusion… We have angered the footballing Gods and Z-Cars must be re-introduced as a matter of urgency if we are to win any game at home ever again.