Category: November

24th November 2018- Premier League, Watford 0 Liverpool 3

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Screen Shot 2018-11-30 at 21.08.43Referee:Jonathan Moss  Attendance:20,540

Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Watford 0-3 Liverpool

Gracia: “The Game Was Closer Than The Result”

Masina: “We Have To Look Forward”

Highlights: Watford 0-3 Liverpool

Hughes: “We Thought It Was A Decent Opportunity”

Affleck’s Angle: Praise Not As Good As Points

FPL Review: Gameweek 13

Another Angle: Liverpool

Gallery: Watford v Liverpool

Watford Observer

Watford vs Liverpool: Relive coverage of the Premier League clash at Vicarage Road

Watford vs Liverpool: Hornets stung by second half strikes

Watford vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp salutes ‘really mature performance’

Watford vs Liverpool: Javi Gracia feels ‘bit unlucky’ with ‘some decisions’ for second game running

Watford Player Ratings: Ben Foster stars in Liverpool defeat

IN PICTURES: Images from Watford’s defeat to Liverpool

Watford’s Will Hughes says he was caught by Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson

FAN’S VIEW: Positives to be taken from Watford’s loss to Liverpool

skyWatford had the ball in the net inside three minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside. A long ball was touched on by Troy Deeney, allowing Gerard Deulofeu to race through but, as he slotted past Alisson, the offside flag was correctly raised.

BBC SportHosts Watford were aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty when Reds defender Andy Robertson appeared to foul Will Hughes while the score was level.

guardianAlthough the tackle was clearly mistimed, it was hard to tell whether he made contact with Hughes. Watford’s players claimed there had been an obvious foul but the referee, Jon Moss, disagreed. Shortly after that Liverpool went in front thanks to the first high-class move of the match.

TelegraphIn a match where the opening goal always felt it would be decisive, it was crucial. Gracia was non-committal.  “The last two games we have been unlucky with some decisions but I prefer to support the referees,” he said.   There was still plenty to encourage Gracia in defeat. Watford willingly conceded possession, but were defensively sound. Ben Foster was outstanding. They had their chances.

BHappy imageSo the first of two home games in ten days against ostensibly the strongest clubs in the country.  Beaten fair and square, but the scoreline doesn’t do justice to our performance which was better than that, or to the strategy selected which asked a lot of us but wasn’t a million miles from earning a result.  Good decisions don’t guarantee good outcomes, it’s difficult to conceive of an approach that would have had a better chance of success.

FranPrior to kick-off there was a superb set of banners in the away end protesting Scudamore’s golden handshake.  Well done to the Liverpool fans for that.

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The Hornets NestIn short we were good, should have had a penalty, but ultimately not good enough to beat an excellent Liverpool side.

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10th November 2018- Premier League, Southampton 1 Watford 1

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Referee:Simon Hooper

Attendance:28,153

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Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Southampton 1-1 Watford

Gracia: “It’s A Good Point For Us”

Highlights: Southampton 1-1 Watford

Chalobah: “I’m Glad To Be Back Out In A Watford Shirt”

Affleck’s Angle: A Tale Of Two Talking Points

Gallery: Southampton v Watford

Holebas: “It Doesn’t Matter Who Scores, I Want The Team To Win”

Away Days: Southampton

FPL Review: Gameweek 12

Watford Observer

RELIVE: Southampton vs Watford: Jose Holebas secures a point at St Mary’s

Southampton vs Watford: Controversy surrounds two big decisions

Southampton vs Watford: Javi Gracia prompts laughter when asked about referee Simon Hooper’s key decisions in draw

Watford player ratings: Jose Holebas secures a point at Southampton

Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah critical of referee after Southampton stalemate

skyJose Holebas’ late strike denied Southampton a first Premier League win of the season at St Mary’s as Watford came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

BBC SportDespite Watford enjoying some good fortune to equalise, manager Javi Gracia also felt aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty when Ryan Bertrand appeared to foul Nathaniel Chalobah.  “There were different situations that were difficult for the referee but it was a clear penalty,” he said.

guardianThe man at the centre of it all was Simon Hooper, the referee who up until the 57th minute was getting on with his duties with little fuss. But then came the meltdown. First, he failed to award Watford a clear penalty following Ryan Bertrand’s rash tackle on Nathaniel Chalobah and, six minutes later, decided to ruled out a second Southampton goal for what turned out to be a wholly incorrect reason.

TelegraphThe visitors found a way back eight minutes from the end. Southampton failed to deal with a cross  from the left, a deflected clearance and there was Jose Holebas to lash home, via a deflection off Cedric, from just inside the penalty area. Southampton were unable to contain their frustrations.

BHappy image“Tell you what Matt, the next time we come here, let’s not park in Portsmouth…?”  Paul’s an affable sort of bloke, not one for unnecessary or exaggerated protest and in fairness he has a point. Our reserved parking space is actually only half a mile or so from the ground as the crow flies but with the River Itchen in the way it’s a good two miles as the Watford fan trudges. This seemed like a reasonable idea without the filter of the pissing rain, and on the way into Southampton the prospect of snarled traffic put us off from looking for something a bit closer. As it is we arrive damp and tired, and that classic football fan’s war wound, the burn on the roof of the mouth thanks to a hastily inhaled balti pie, doesn’t brighten the outlook. Loz materialises, over from gadding it in Spain, this helps, but as the teams come out it’s absolutely hammering it down.

FranPrior to kick-off there was a minute’s silence to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War which was accompanied by a rendition of The Last Post.  The only other sound that could be heard was the rain on the roof of the stand.

The Hornets NestI thought Watford were a bit sluggish in the first half, sloppy in possession and just generally a bit lackluster. Second half however we were much improved, the introduction of Deeney shortly before halftime I think was crucial.  If you take away just one trait, one characteristic of this Watford side so far this season it’s that they never give up. We pushed Southampton right until the end and threw the kitchen sink at grabbing a winner. The team spirit that Javi has created in this side is infectious.

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3rd November 2018- Premier League, Newcastle United 1 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Newcastle United 1-0 Watford

Gracia: “I Can’t Be Disappointed With My Players”

Highlights: Newcastle United 1-0 Watford

Mariappa: “It’s A Lesson We Have To Learn From”

Affleck’s Angle: Spurned Chances At St James’ Park

Gallery: Newcastle United v Watford

FPL Review: Gameweek 11

Away Days: Newcastle United

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Newcastle United vs Watford: Ayoze Perez header settles Premier League clash

Newcastle United vs Watford: Ayoze Perez sends Hornets to Premier League defeat

Newcastle United vs Watford: Missed opportunities disappoint Javi Gracia in Premier League defeat

Watford player ratings: Wastefulness undermines team performance in Newcastle United loss

IN PICTURES: Images from Watford’s defeat at Newcastle United

Adrian Mariappa: Wasteful Watford frustrate defender during Newcastle United loss

skyNewcastle recorded their first Premier League victory of the season as Ayoze Perez scored in a 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.  Having failed to win any of their opening 10 league games of a season for just the second time in their history, the relief around St James Park’ was clear to see when the striker headed home (64).

BBC SportThe Magpies rode their luck in the first half, with Watford duo Adrian Mariappa and Gerard Deulofeu both guilty of spurning excellent opportunities to put the Hornets ahead.

guardianIt might have been very different had Deufoleu been wearing his shooting boots but Fernández held Newcastle together commendably, his presence serving as a form of gloriously adhesive super-glue.

TelegraphThe joy that erupted was followed by anxiety, with 25 minutes still left to play. Watford should have equalised, Andre Gray denied a tap-in by a magnificent last-ditch tackle from Kenedy before Stefano Okaka scooped over from six yards in stoppage time. “If you don’t kill the game when you have chance to do it, something like this can happen,” said manager Javi Gracia.

BHappy imageYeah.  Defeat, then.  A bloody long way to come for an underwhelming outcome.  If there was a consolation it was that there are worse places to visit than Newcastle with its admirable carpet of proper pubs.  We visited a third before braving the train journey home.

FranThere were a lot of angry Watford fans after the game.  There was some justification for this as Newcastle had been very poor and were there for the taking.  But the first half performance had been impressive and the Hornets should have been 3 or 4 up at half time.  If the Pereyra shot that hit the crossbar early in the second half had gone in, we would have won the game.  But Newcastle worked hard, managed to get a goal from a set piece and it seemed to be game over from that point.  Still it is very dispiriting to hear so much anger directed at the players who have entertained us wonderfully so far this season.  We are half way to safety with less than 30% of the games played, so are already on the way to having a great season.  There will be the odd blip, but that shouldn’t derail the support as we are all in this together.  It would be great if some of our more volatile supporters could remember that.

The Hornets NestA game that we should have won comfortably but didn’t.
The definition of ‘doing a Watford’.

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27th October 2018- Premier League, Watford 3 Huddersfield Town 0

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Referee:Mike Dean
Attendance:20,457

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Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Watford 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Success: “It’s The Time For Me To Give Everything To The Team”

Gracia: “It’s Our Mentality To Be Demanding”

Highlights: Watford 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Femenía: “We Need To Keep Down To Earth”

Affleck’s Angle: Huddersfield Hit For Three

FPL Review: Gameweek 10

Gallery: Watford v Huddersfield Town

Another Angle: Huddersfield Town

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Roberto Pereyra scores sublime solo goal in Premier League win

Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success goals secure triumph

Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Javi Gracia still seeking improvements after Terriers success

PICTURES: A selection of images as Watford see off Huddersfield Town

Watford player ratings: Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra impress against Huddersfield Town

Will Hughes: Entire Watford squad benefitting from Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu’s quality

Isaac Success: Will Hughes hails hard working Watford forward after impressive Huddersfield display

Watford: Isaac Success keen to build on goalscoring turn against Huddersfield Town

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa praised for being ‘always ready’ to play

Kiko Femenia believes Watford need to maintain high performance levels

BBC SportTwo sublime individual goals from Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu helped Watford secure their best start to a top-flight season and send Huddersfield to the foot of the table.

skyWatford now boast 19 points from 10 games – bettering their 17 at the same stage of the 1982-83 campaign, where they finished second.

guardianThe current Watford manager could not be happier with his squad, but does not expect them to emulate Leicester’s shock title of 2015-16. “This is the best squad in the Premier League,” he said. “I don’t think we’d be able to achieve to win the championship. But we are going to try to enjoy every game, and try to do that for our supporters, help them enjoy it with us.

Telegraph“It wasn’t our best game. We need many things to improve. Our first two goals were fine, but I preferred the last one when Isaac Success scored his first goal of the season from something we had trained for.”

BHappy imageNonetheless, here was a challenge we’ve rarely experienced before, certainly since the 1980s.  That of being the side… not just favourites but comprehensive favourites, odds-on favourites, expected to win in a top flight game.  As with all unfamiliar things it doesn’t feel altogether comfortable, as positive an indicator as it may be of the status to which we’ve elevated ourselves.  You’re much less open to disappointment – and pressure – as the underdog.  Nor had this edginess been improved by finding ourselves placed at exactly the same spot in Wagamama as we had been pre-Bournemouth.  Or by discovering, now as then, that it was much bloody colder than anticipated necessitating hat purchase for the second home game on the trot.  (Or, as an aside, that the hat was too small.  The costume fitters of the Adhoc theatre group will roll their eyes, full of complaints at the the prohibitive size of my head.  Nonetheless…  a one size fits all hat shouldn’t be too small…).

The Hornets NestA comfortable victory in the end for the ‘Orns and it could have been so much more had we put on our shooting boots for the second half but we can’t complain.

FranThe joy was tempered somewhat by the worrying news of Glenn Hoddle’s collapse.  Then, when I returned home, I heard of the Leicester owner’s helicopter crashing and the death of a Brighton fan after their game.  The Leicester owners have been such a boon to both the club and the town, when something so awful happens, all football fans share the pain.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of all affected this weekend.

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28th November 2017- Premier League, Watford 2 Manchester United 4

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Watford battle back but victorious Manchester United punish mistakes to triumph

Marco Silva says ‘nervous’ Watford gifted Manchester United three-goal lead but praises Hornets’ chracter

Watford v Manchester United: Mourinho says ‘pressure-free’ Hornets could afford to go for broke

Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo should have been sent off, says Watford boss Marco Silva

Watford v Manchester United: Marco Silva says Jose Mourinho’s comments ‘harsh’ after defeat

Manchester United loss the product of poor first half, says Watford’s Marvin Zeegelaar

Watford vs Manchester United ratings: Troy Deeney and Andre Carrillo impress from the bench but defence struggles

BBC Sport Manchester United “should have been smoking cigars” in their Premier League victory over Watford, manager Jose Mourinho said.

sky Ashley Young scored two superb goals before Manchester United held off a second-half Watford fightback to win 4-2 at Vicarage Road in the Premier League.

guardian United had looked like running away from Watford as Ashley Young enjoyed an early festive return to Vicarage Road, scoring two lovely goals. The home team never gave up though, dragging it back to 3-2 before Jesse Lingard took the game away with a sublime late fourth goal, weaving his way from his own half to finish in front of a delirious away end.

TelegraphIt was already a strange night’s football by the time that Mourinho came in post-match to analyse a game in which his team had taken a three-goal lead within 31 minutes only almost to throw it all away in the second half when Watford claimed two of their own. This briefly looked like the worst nightmare for a manager whose speciality was once that his teams knew how to shut the door as well as any other, and it took Jesse Lingard to score a brilliant fourth to seal it.

FranIt all started so well.  The Hornets had an early chance as Femenía hit a cross that Richarlison was just unable to reach.  The Brazilian was the next to try a cross, but it was caught by De Gea.  A corner from Cleverley was met by the head of Zeegelaar, but the effort was blocked.  Somewhat against the run of play, the visitors took the lead in the 19th minute with a gorgeous shot from Young that curled in at the near post.  He celebrated in front of the Watford fans, which incurred the wrath of many in the Rookery meaning that his every touch was booed from that moment on. 

The Hornets Nest X-Factor finalists Rak-Su performed at half time and after asking “Watford how we feeling?!”, which one can only assume was rhetorical (no one is that dumb, right?), the question got the response (or rather lack of) that it deserved.

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25th November 2017- Premier League, Newcastle United 0 Watford 3

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Newcastle United v Watford live blog: Hornets cap long trip to Newcastle with a second-straight win

Will Hughes and Andre Gray on target as Hornets seal comfortable Premier League win

In Pictures: Watford record fourth away win of season at Newcastle United

‘We could have had more’ says Marco Silva after superb win

Marvin Zeegelaar on song in Premier League win

Watford’s Andre Gray accepts his finishing was below-par in Premier League win over Newcastle United

BBC Sport Watford condemned Newcastle to a fourth straight defeat with a comfortable away win at St James’ Park.

sky Watford swept aside an out-of-form Newcastle with a 3-0 victory at St James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

guardian Marco Silva is turning into such a hot managerial property he should probably be handled with oven gloves.

TelegraphIf there is anyone who has failed to grasp why Marco Silva’s reputation as a manager soars, take a look at Watford clinically dismantling Newcastle and pause for a moment to consider how easy they made it look.

BHappy imageHow times have changed.  Not just in that we come up to St.James’ Park and win, not just that such a win isn’t a smash and grab or a massive shock in itself, though both of those are remarkable.  The truly monumental thing is that we can come here and not play that well, actually, and win 3-0.

FranThe walk to St James’s Park is all uphill, but that is just the appetiser before the trek up to Level 7.  As we climbed, there were posters warning about the dangers and penalties for pyrotechnics.  One dire warning suggested that you could end up in A&E.  I was concerned that the walk to the gods was more likely to send me there.

The Hornets Nest As I was travelling home it was revealed that we would be featured first on Match of the Day, an incredibly rare occurrence after a Watford victory.  Unfortunately for me, Newcastle was so far away from my flat that I wouldn’t make it back in time for the start of the show.

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19th November 2017- Premier League, Watford 2 West Ham United 0

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RELIVE – Watford v West Ham United: Hornets shake off off-field distractions for first win in four

Will Hughes and Richarlison fire Watford to 2-0 victory over West Ham United

Images as Watford returning to winning ways with victory over West Ham United

David Moyes admits ‘the better team won’ after West Ham United beaten by Watford

Watford’s Marco Silva ‘not in control’ of Everton job speculation after West Ham United win but hails ‘best home performance’

Abdoulaye Doucoure: Watford produced best performance of the season to beat West Ham United

Watford vs West Ham United ratings: Will Hughes on song in Premier League victory

Will Hughes explains how he adapted to unfamiliar role in Watford’s 2-0 win over West Ham United

BBC SportDavid Moyes said he was disappointed with West Ham’s “big players with big reputations” after his first game in charge ended in a 2-0 defeat at Watford.

skyThe appointment of David Moyes at West Ham failed to deliver an instant reaction as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Watford on Super Sunday.

guardianIf David Moyes had any illusions that keeping West Ham in the Premier Leaguewill not be among the biggest challenges of his career, then the manner of this defeat must surely act as a major wake-up call.

TelegraphA manager who would like to leave against one desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to a desperate, hostile defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United.

BHappy imageThere was a Sunday afternoon feel about it all, to start with.  A sort of simmering sleepiness.  That lasted a matter of seconds, long enough for Andy Carroll to launch into his typical aggressive, aerial, flailing challenge and take out Marvin Zeegelaar, surprisingly given a debut in preference to Holebas.  Welcome to the Premier League.  Carroll avoided a card, somehow, perhaps by getting his assault in so early that if the “too early to book someone” line ever had any credibility to it he had to get away with it.

FranIt is the 25th anniversary of Watford’s Community and Education Trust and the club had chosen this game to celebrate.  As part of the commemorations, they had invited Ann Swanson back as guest of honour.  Ann had run the Junior Hornets back in the 80s and her efforts in ensuring that youngsters had a safe environment in which to watch football helped a whole generation of fans develop a love for the game, many of whom are now bringing the next generation along.  While I am too old to have been part of this group, I did want to shake her hand and thank her for all that she had done.  While waiting, it was lovely to hear her greet a guy with, “You’re one of my Junior Hornets.”  She seemed thrilled, but the warmth of the young man’s greeting showed the great esteem in which she is held by her former charges.

The Hornets NestA welcome return to winning ways with a dominant display. Watford were better in every area of the pitch and made it look easy at times.

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5th November 2017- Premier League, Everton 3 Watford 2

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RELIVE Everton v Watford: Tom Cleverley misses 100th-minute penalty as Toffees win at Goodison Park

Everton vs Watford: Leighton Baines penalty sinks Hornets in frantic Premier League clash

Everton v Watford: Marco Silva defends zonal marking despite shipping fifth goal in five games

Everton v Watford: Heurelho Gomes’ injury changed game, says head coach Marco Silva

Everton vs Watford ratings: Orestis Karnezis suffers nightmare Premier League debut

Everton vs Watford: Will Hughes frustrated by sloppy errors in Premier League loss

Everton v Watford: Stefano Okaka ‘gave us more heart’ says head coach Marco Silva

BBC SportEverton held on to earn their first win under caretaker boss David Unsworth as Watford threw away a two-goal lead and Tom Cleverley missed an injury-time penalty for the visitors.

skyGoals from Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines saw Everton come back from two goals down to beat Watford 3-2 in a dramatic contest at Goodison Park.

guardianDavid Unsworth may not land the Everton manager’s job he craves but he will never receive a better endorsement of his ability to generate spirit and fight in a team than what transpired on a truly remarkable evening at Goodison Park. The first win of his temporary reign came with passion, pandemonium, a 91st-minute penalty and a 100th-minute penalty miss. “I need a lie down,” said Unsworth after a breathless encounter in which Everton refused to do exactly that.

TelegraphFootball is a thrilling, perplexing and, sometimes, utterly stupid sport. Those who run it will tell you they follow choreographed patterns, meticulously planning every decision. Then you witness games like this and destinies are determined in the most implausible circumstances, careers elevated or diminished with strokes of fortune.

FranAfter taking our seats, I was rather perturbed to see a man in a Sparta Prague hat a couple of rows behind me.  Talk about a bad omen.  I fixed him with a very cross stare, but he remained oblivious.

The Hornets NestThe pre-match talk was dominated not by team news, but by my horrendous record watching Watford in the north west of England.

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27th November 2016-Premier League, Watford 0 Stoke City 1

Previously v Stoke City                                                                 Attendance:20,058

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Matchday review

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Relive Watford v Stoke: Hornets fall to first home defeat since August

Poor Hornets miss opportunity

Hornets boss Mazzarri insists side deserved at least a point against Potters

Watford boss Mazzarri angry at performance of referee Bobby Madley

Prodl frustrated by “not dangerous” Stoke’s victory

Watford v Stoke reaction: Prodl turns ire on referee Madley

Watford v Stoke ratings: Low scores in dour defeat

BBC image report

SKY image report

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BHappy image If there’s a positive to be drawn it’s that we didn’t collapse. Despite being clearly second best we were still in the game throughout in the sense that a single goal would have nicked us something.

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19th November 2016- Premier League, Watford 2 Leicester City 1

Previously v Leicester City/Fosse

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Matchday review

Mazzarri On Leicester Victory

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Relive all the action as Watford beat champions Leicester at Vicarage Road

Blistering start helps Hornets beat the champions

Performance and reaction pleases Hornets boss

Ranieri: We deserved a point

Watford midfielder couldn’t wait to get Liverpool game out of system – even on international duty

BBC image report

SKY image report

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BHappy image Quite how the game would have panned out but for the penalty we’ll never know.  One possibility of course is that we’d have capitalised further on this extraordinary start, or that Leicester would have come back at us and, on failing to break through, overcommitted leaving us holes to exploit.

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