The Hornets’ black third kit is, as Ben Foster would say, “a thing of beauty”, but it’s not a particularly lucky strip right now. It’s now played two, lost two and no goals scored after the team followed up the 1-0 defeat at Reading with a repeat at Oakwell.
Watford carried a greater threat after the break without seriously discomfiting home keeper Jack Walton, but boss Vladimir lvic chose to keep £18.5m striker Andre Gray on the bench until the 76th minute.
Barnsley opened at a blistering pace. We’ve seen some aggressive pressing this season but this was something else altogether, rabid and ferocious. William Troost-Ekong’s third-minute booking was a bit harsh, but it reflected the degree to which we were already rattled. The home side capitalised… a slack pass from Wilmot didn’t reach Capoue, Alex Mowatt seized it and pinged a tremendous shot into the top corner. It wasn’t that far away from Ben Foster in truth as his reaction betrayed but it was a hell of a strike.
It was a far from Happy Halloween for the Hornets as Watford capped off a disappointing week with defeat to Barnsley at Oakwell. The podcast team try to work out what went wrong in a game that saw the visitors fail to register a single shot on target.