Tag: Apr2

2nd April 2019- Premier League, Watford 4 Fulham 1

Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
17,301

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2-1
3-1
4-1

Match Report: Watford 4-1 Fulham

Deeney: “Andre Did What He Does”

Gracia: “To Win Was The Best Way To Prepare”

Hughes: “It Gives Us Confidence Going Into Sunday”

Gallery: Watford v Fulham

Gracia On Gray: “He Is A Very Important Player For Us”

Affleck’s Angle: Past Success Shaping Bright Watford Future

Watford send Fulham back to the Championship with high scoring victory

Four-goal Watford confirm Fulham’s relegation fate from Premier League

Watford vs Fulham: Javi Gracia reflects on impact of half-time changes

Watford players rated after four one thrashing of Fulham

A selection of images from Watford’s victory over Fulham

Will Hughes has praised his Watford team-mates after they beat Fulham at Vicarage Road

Fulham have been relegated from the Premier League with five games still to play after being hammered by Watford at Vicarage Road. The Cottagers needed to avoid defeat to put off their inevitable demotion for another week and were level at half-time, Ryan Babel having equalised after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s stunning opener for the Hornets.

Javi Gracia made two substitutions at the interval, and his tactical alteration paved the way for a dominant second period for the hosts as Will Hughes’ superb volley helped them regain the lead (63). Visibly deflated by the setback, Watford substitute Andre Gray took full advantage to set up Troy Deeney for a simple third (69) before laying off for Kiko Femenia to compound Fulham’s misery (75).

Javi Gracia praised his Watford players after Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Fulham helped them break their record Premier League points tally.

Fulham’s resolve, which had held up impressively after the first goal, completely crumbled. Gray set up easy finishes for the unmarked Troy Deeney and the insultingly ignored Kiko Femenía – with Doucouré again losing a battle with a teammate for the right to administer the coup de grâce. Watford scored three times in 12 minutes and could have had as many more again, and though Sessegnon and the substitute Jean Michaël Seri had chances, all Fulham got was misery.

It did not help Fulham’s cause, on the night, that Watford have an FA Cup semi-final to be preparing for, and places in the side up for grabs. It was telling that Andre Gray came off the bench to inspire Javi Gracia’s side, creating two of their three strikes in the second half.

On the walk along Vicarage Road, we found ourselves among Fulham fans who, given that a defeat would relegate them, were chanting, “The Whites are going down … and now you’re gonna believe us.”

The second half was polar opposite to the first. In the space of ten minutes Watford had blown Fulham away and scored three goals.

2nd April 1996- New Division One, Watford 3 Sunderland 3

The fact that I saw about two dozen Sunderland fans for every Hornet on the way to the ground seemed to be a fair reflection of the states of the two clubs – one Premiership-bound, the other way adrift at the bottom. I’ll be quite honest – I didn’t fancy this one at all, especially after getting stuffed at Wolves. I’d rather boil my head than see us get slaughtered in meaningless games, so I wasn’t looking forward to the game one bit.

2nd April 1977- Division Four, Watford 2 Workington 0

This was the final time we met Workington.  They failed to be re-elected to the Football League at the end of the season and were replaced by Wimbledon.

English Division Four (old) Table »
Barnsley 1-0 Southport
Bradford City 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
Colchester United 1-1 Scunthorpe United
Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Bournemouth
Darlington 2-2 Brentford
Exeter City 3-1 Southend United
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Aldershot
Rochdale 0-1 Hartlepool United
Swansea City 3-1 Newport County
Watford 2-0 Workington

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