21st October 2023- Championship, Watford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

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BBC: Watford substitute Yaser Asprilla snatched a late winner to deny Danny Rohl a point in his first game as Sheffield Wednesday boss.

Sky: He picked the ball on the right flank from Ismael Kone and was able to work his way towards edge of the area where he fired his shot past the diving Cameron Dawson.

Watford Observer RECAP: Watford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Asprilla strike ends Watford’s winless run

Given the context, Ismael was pleased with the victory

BHappy: There were no hooks in this game; nothing but inertia, a sense of perhaps misplaced obligation and the persistent rain keeping most in their seats and nobody but nobody was desperate for more.  The conclusion, however, was more than adequate.

Fran’s Watford Blog: The post-match consensus was that it had been a poor game between two sides low on confidence.  In the first half the Hornets had appeared afraid to attack.  A frustrated shout from one of my neighbours of “Bachmann is open” when the ball was being played about the midfield summed it up.  But the introduction of Koné, Sema and Chakvetadze led to a more positive approach and more willingness to run at the defence.  The goal came from an audacious move by Asprilla, which was great to see.  Hopefully Sema will be fit to start on Tuesday as he makes a tremendous difference.  The others have to show that they can affect the game for ninety minutes rather than being impact substitutes.

From the Rookery End: As Watford took on Sheffield Wednesday in The Vic, Jon, Mike and DCW flew over to Stockholm to take in Hammarby Women v Linköping Women and the big Stockholm derby Djurgarden v Hammerby. We know things aren’t great for Watford fans but this wasn’t avoidance tactics – it was a birthday celebration.