16th April 2022- Premier League, Watford 1 Brentford 2

WFC.Net goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 20,747

BBC Sport: Pontus Jansson’s last-minute header broke Watford hearts and gave Brentford a third successive Premier League win for the first time.

Sky Sports: Emmanuel Dennis had brought Watford level 10 minutes into the second half following Christian Norgaard’s 15th-minute opener. The home side then nearly won it in the 92nd minute as Imran Louza put the rebound over, following Josh King’s shot that had hit the post.

The Guardian: Not since Birmingham’s class of 1986 has a team in England’s top four divisions suffered 10 successive league defeats at home and Watford now trail Everton by six points, having played two games more. “It’s very hard to take,” said Roy Hodgson, who has yet to pick up a point in five matches at Vicarage Road. “We have to keep believing but who knows what can happen?”

BHappy: Since we beat Manchester United we’ve had all manner of what mere mortals might simply call a “home defeat”.  The hard-fought and unfortunate (Chelsea), the gutsy and worthy in which less than a thrashing feels like an accomplishment (City), the cruel suggestion of success disintegrating into humiliation (West Ham) all the way to the haplessly incompetent, banging our heads against the flimsiest of brick walls before falling over exhausted and letting inept opponents march all over us (Norwich, Leeds).  We’ll have names for all of these one day, or just grimaces that every Hornet will understand and anyone else will regard as simply what Watford supporters look like.

Fran’s Watford Blog: I arrived at the ground just in time to see Heurelho Gomes being interviewed.  It was his first chance to return to the club and say goodbye to the fans after leaving the club during lockdown.  His comments were as warm and lovely as you would expect, and it was great to remember happier times on the pitch.