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1st April 2023- Championship, Luton Town 2 Watford 0

Attendance: 10,046

BBC Sport: Luton Town boss Rob Edwards masterminded victory over his former side Watford as the promotion-chasing Hatters kept the pressure on the Championship’s top two in a high-octane derby at a packed Kenilworth Road.

Sky Sports: Gabe Osho and Allan Campbell were on target for the home side, who sit fourth in the table.

Official site: Wilder: “It’s Incredibly Disappointing”

Fran’s Watford Blog: It was awful.  Disjointed and shambolic.  As we have been saying all season, these are players that just cannot cope with the way sides in the Championship play.  The home side was a complete contrast, playing some decent football but mostly just playing as a team and working for each other.  That is why they are in the play-off places and we are in mid-table.

1st April 2017- Premier League- Watford 1 Sunderland 0

Previously v Sunderland

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22 Clips of Jon Marks commentary

Goal 1

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Relive Watford’s vital victory over rock-bottom Black Cats

Britos secures big Watford win

Mazzarri calls on players to replicate Sunderland display and secure survival

Player ratings: How did the Hornets fair against Sunderland?

imgres Miguel Britos’ second-half header ended Watford’s four-game winless run, giving them victory over Sunderland and leaving David Moyes’ side rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.

sky A first club goal from Miguel Britos gave Watford a 1-0 win against Sunderland, meaning David Moyes’ side are now seven points off Premier League safety.

guardian David Moyes remained phlegmatic after this match, insisting another escape from the drop remains possible. Walter Mazzarri, for his part, insisted his team had never been part of a relegation scrap. But the truth was visible on the pitch at the final whistle as Watford players erupted in jubilation and Sunderland players fell to their knees.

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 21.41.15A week ago, Jermain Defoe was making a goalscoring return for England but it was back to business as usual yesterday with Sunderland, who are looking increasingly doomed after failing to score for the fifth successive game.

BHappy image The thing about losing a rubbish game before an international break is that you have two weeks of fidgeting before getting back to it.  A period in which you can afford, or pretend, to forget about bloody football for a bit for, what, half an hour or so?  Before focusing intently on the forthcoming game.  For two weeks.  Minus the five minutes or so for which internationals distracted you.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-19-13-20 Just before the half hour, Niang went on a wonderful forward run but, after doing all the hard work his shot was straight at a defender.  As the play returned to the other end of the pitch, he just ambled around.  I wondered whether he had an injury, but it soon became clear that he just needed a sit down after his exertions.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 It was refreshing to see us play some good football and get a deserved win, refreshing to know we can still grind out a victory, refreshing to know that there’s now no international football until June.

English Premier League Table »
Burnley 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Hull City 2-1 West Ham United
Leicester City 2-0 Stoke City
Liverpool 3-1 Everton
Manchester United 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth
Watford 1-0 Sunderland

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1st April 2000- Premier League, Everton 4 Watford 2

Sunday Telegraph, 2 Apr 2000
Independent, 3 Apr 2000

BSAD: Relegation is imminent, even more so with Derby winning as I write this. Bottom of the league, without an away win to reward our journeys since August. Losing weakly in a game that, once more, we needed to win. To the outside world, we’ve nothing whatsoever to sing about…but we’re on our feet, heads held high, chanting “THERE’S ONLY ONE GRAHAM TAYLOR” while our hosts look on in silent bewilderment.

BSAD: Entering the quaint, wooden warren of an away area, add “Z Cars” and it was almost like being back in the East stand. But this was not to be an old-skool, vintage Watford performance – our good form evaporated and, as so often this season, we contrived to be just about worse than lacklustre opposition.