1st January 2020- Premier League, Watford 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

Referee: Andy Madley
Attendance: 20,584
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Match Report: Watford 2-1 Wolves

Pearson: “It Was About Showing Desire And Character”

Deulofeu: “Nothing Is Done Yet”

Doucouré: “Everyone Is Committed”

Watford continue improved home form against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ten-man Watford beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to continue revival under Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson praises Watford’s desire after Wolverhampton Wanderers win

Watford’s Christian Kabasele felt harshly treated by Wolverhampton Wanderers red card

Watford players pick up points over Wolverhampton Wanderers

Watford players praise Nigel Pearson as fans are given renewed hope

Christian Kabasele will miss two Watford games after Wolverhampton Wanderers red card

Watford head coach Nigel Pearson says players such as Gerard Deulofeu need the freedom to express themselves

Midlands rivalry made Watford’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers sweeter for Ben Foster

Images as Watford make it 10 points from 12 with Wolverhampton Wanderers win

Nigel Pearson surprised Watford are in a relegation scrap

Watford boss Nigel Pearson hails Nathaniel Chalobah following Wolverhampton Wanderers display

Watford defender Christian Kabsele suspended for Tranmere Rovers and Bournemouth games

Ten-man Watford held on to beat Wolves 2-1 at Vicarage Road and boost their Premier League survival hopes in the process.

Goals from Gerard Deulofeu and Doucoure gave Watford a 2-0 lead before Pedro Neto reduced the deficit.

Normally teams in trouble fall apart when things go against them but Watford are doing the opposite, with this game being the second in a row they have won despite being reduced to 10 men.

A VAR check had ruled that Kabasele should be sent off for pulling Diogo Jota rather than being booked.

We’ll draw a veil over the final twenty minutes.  Twenty minutes of bloody-mindedness, bodies thrown in the way, discipline, nerves, sore throats, fist punching, defiance.  It features Ismaïla Sarr, whose strength is as striking as his speed, emulating Gifton Noel-Williams’ efforts of twenty-one years ago by taking part in a game of keep ball in the corner before being slowed down by his team mates as he makes his away across to be subbed.  Troy is booked for time wasting, slightly harshly.  Ben is booked for time wasting, less harshly.  Wolves huff and puff, Foster saves from Doherty.  And it’s done.

It had been a terrific game and a very impressive win against a Wolves team who are very good indeed.  Femenía had done a tremendous job in keeping Traoré quiet and we were under the cosh a bit after the double blow of his injury and the dismissal of Kabasele, but the team worked hard to keep their shape and were well worth the three points.  Deulofeu appears to be a new player under Pearson, an arm around his shoulder has given him more confidence in both himself and his team mates to the benefit of all of us.  Capoue was magnificent running the midfield and Chalobah put the disappointment of the early withdrawal on Saturday behind him to put in an assured performance.  Birthday boy Doucouré was back to his best and topped it off with a goal.

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