Category: February

25th February 2017-Premier League, Watford 1 West Ham United 1

Previously v West Ham United

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Goal 1

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Relive the game as Watford draw with West Ham

Hornets held in Hammers draw

Hornets boss Mazzarri says Zarate was in tears after injury against Hammers

Bilic felt Hammers deserved victory but highlights shortcomings

Watford v West Ham ratings: Gomes on form in Hammers draw

Zarate reveals seriousness of knee ligament injury

Kaboul rues lack of second goal in West Ham draw

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Substitute Andre Ayew scored a second-half equaliser to earn West Ham a Premier League point against Watford.

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Watford missed the chance to do the double over West Ham for the first time as Andre Ayew’s second-half strike secured a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.

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West Ham grabbed a deserved point through Andre Ayew after Troy Deeney’s penalty gave Watford an early lead

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Neither Watford nor West Ham are bad enough to get drawn into a relegation battle this season, but they are certainly not good enough to make any sort of push for Europe, either. It is not even March, but it is hard to avoid the feeling that mid-table obscurity beckons for both these sides in the coming months.

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After a two week break, and notwithstanding a defeat at Old Trafford that was disappointing but far from humiliating, perspective on games like this has changed.  The two wins against Arsenal and Burnley reversed the gentle downwards slide and we are now by general consensus a Mid Table Club… not that relegation is impossible, but we’d have to work pretty hard to achieve it.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-19-13-20As the half wound down, my gaze was drawn to the TV studio to our left where the pundits were having their hair and make-up done, the first time that I have seen beauty treatments in a football ground.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53I’m happy to take a point from this game. West Ham were by far the better side but we continually played right into their hands with our ‘lump it up to Deeney and see what happens’ tactic.

11th February 2017- Premier League, Manchester United 2 Watford 0

Previously v Manchester United

 

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Matchday review

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RELIVE – Man United v Watford: Hornets beaten by goals in each half at Old Trafford

Mixed messages in United defeat for Hornets

Watford boss Mazzarri takes encouragement from Manchester United loss

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho delighted with side’s display

Man United v Watford match ratings: How did Hornets rate in Old Trafford defeat?

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Manchester United moved one point adrift of a top-four place as Anthony Martial marked his return with a goal and an assist in a victory over Watford.

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Anthony Martial impressed on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up in a 2-0 win over Watford.

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Anthony Martial takes his chance as Manchester United outclass Watford

The Telegraph

Manchester United 2 Watford 0: Juan Mata and Anthony Martial extend Utd’s unbeaten league run to 16

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4th February 2017-Premier League, Watford 2 Burnley 1

Previously v Burnley

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Goal 1    Goal 2  

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Mazzarri’s Mixed Emotions

Cleverley | “Today Was All About The Result”

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Relive the action from the Hornets’ clash against Burnley

Hornets back up Gunners win with another three points against battling Clarets

Dyche’s pride at ten-man Clarets’ display in defeat

Mazzarri admits failure to kill game off could have cost Hornets

How did the Hornets fare in their victory over Burrnley

‘I treat Niang as if he were my son’

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M’Baye Niang scored one goal and made another on his home debut for Watford as 10-man Burnley’s miserable away record continued.

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Troy Deeney and M’Baye Niang help Hornets battle past 10-man Burnley

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Watford delight after new boy M’Baye Niang scores in win over Burnley

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Troy Deeney and M’Baye Niang on target to sink 10-man Clarets

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Coverage of GT’s funeral

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Graham Taylor funeral – as it happened

Gallery: Thousands turn up to pay their respects to Watford legend Graham Taylor

Elton John’s tribute to Graham Taylor: ‘We were Batman and Robin’

Graham Taylor was football rebel who “stood up for what he believed was right”

Video: Graham Taylor will be missed by everyone in football, said his former colleagues

Dyche: Taylor’s funeral was ‘handled fantastically well’

A day of great sadness but a celebration of a life lived with integrity and honesty

It was fitting who was last to leave after tiddlywinks tale was retold

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Graham Taylor funeral: Crowds gather for England boss

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Graham Taylor funeral: mourners hear Elton John tribute

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Graham Taylor’s funeral attended by players…

Graham Taylor’s funeral a reminder…-Daily Telegraph

Graham Taylor funeral: Sir Alex Ferguson among mourners…-Metro

Watford to come to a standstill for Graham Taylor’s funeral – ITV News

Graham Taylor: Funeral for Midlands football legend-ITV Central

Graham Taylor: Well known figures from…-Express and Star

Thousands attend funeral…-Birmingham Mail