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27th April 2019- Premier League, Watford 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
20,323

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Match Report: Watford 1-2 Wolves

Gracia: “We Tried Until The End But It Didn’t Happen”

Foster: “We Will Not Take Our Foot Off The Gas”

Gray: “It Feels Like The Fans Are Really Behind Me Now”

Highlights: Watford 1-2 Wolverhampton

Watford welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Vicarage Road in final push for potential European place

Watford suffer defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vicarage Road

Javi Gracia admits Watford are conceding ‘avoidable goals’ after Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat

Watford players rated after defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ben Foster says Watford are keeping their foot on the gas after Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat

Wolves moved four points clear of Watford in the race for seventh place in the Premier League as goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side earn all three points at Vicarage Road.

Ryan Bennett’s mistake gifted Andre Gray an equaliser four minutes into the second period, only for Diogo Jota to take advantage of another error – this time from Ben Foster – to win it for Wolves with 13 minutes to play.

Last time these teams met was in the white heat of a Wembley FA Cup semi-final, won by Watford’s stirring comeback from 2-0 down. 

Wolves now sit seventh in the league – which would secure a Europa League qualifying spot if Manchester City win the FA Cup – four points clear of Watford and Everton, though their manager claimed they are not eyeing European football.

The player we could least afford to lose for, effectively, four games was Troy.  He’s the one.  Not the best player in the side, perhaps, but the one we are least equipped to cope without.  It was harsh, yes, the red card.  He made it possible too, undoubtedly.  Equally beyond doubt that, like Ben Foster and Craig Cathcart he’s well, well in credit.  “People who do things make mistakes”.  We’ve paid heavily for this one…  at least three points across the four games by any reasonable reckoning.

The teams ran out to “I’m Still Standing” and I was left cold again.  It is not growing on me, but at least you can hear it, unlike the Superman theme. The game kicked off and some of our fans decided that this was a good time to goad Wolves after our cup semi-final win.  I always think that pride comes before a fall, so the chants worried me greatly.

We’ve been using ‘I’m Still Standing’ now for three games and we’ve not won a single one. Based on this fact there can only be one logical conclusion… We have angered the footballing Gods and Z-Cars must be re-introduced as a matter of urgency if we are to win any game at home ever again.

27th April 1999- New Division One, Port Vale 1 Watford 2

Stupendous. As stupendous as only the sixth straight win that takes us roaring into a playoff place can be. Are you watching, Wanderers? Scratch that, we know they’re watching – the thought of Wolves and Bolton fans returning from the pub last night, bringing up CEEFAX page 309, cursing loudly, then flicking over to 325 for a terrified glance at the league table was one of the evening’s many joys.

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.54: The tension was unbearable. At times, Watford’s fans could simply not watch – and not just because the setting sun behind the Vale Park was blinding. A week earlier, the game had been postponed after heavy rain during the afternoon. Now it was on, Watford knew victory would take them into the play-off zone with just two games left.

27th April 1996- New Division One, Norwich City 1 Watford 2

100 Greatest Watford Wins-No.69: Forget for a moment the fact that Watford didn’t manage to stay up. This was a day when everyone could be proud of their boys, even if they were wearing an unfamiliar, and some would say, ugly, burgundy and green kit.

BSAD image BSAD report: A perfect day, in all respects. The kind of day when I wish I didn’t believe that the lottery is a vile government tax – my numbers probably would’ve come up. This was a bit special.

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27th April 1985- Division One, Watford 2 Stoke City 0

English Division One (old) Table »
Arsenal 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Aston Villa 5-2 Queens Park Rangers
Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Coventry City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 3-0 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 0-0 Liverpool
Leicester City 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Manchester United 2-2 Sunderland
Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton
Watford 2-0 Stoke City
West Ham United 0-0 Luton Town

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