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30th April 2018- Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur 2 Watford 0


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skyHarry Kane scored in Tottenham’s routine 2-0 win over Watford to reopen their five-point cushion over Chelsea in the race for a top-four finish.

BBC SportSpurs capitalised on an error from Hornets goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis as Christian Eriksen set up Alli and the England midfielder scored from 12 yards out.  Kane doubled Spurs’ lead early in the second half from Kieran Trippier’s pull-back and Jan Vertonghen later headed against the post.

TelegraphKieran Trippier’s cross should have been easy for Karnezis, but the Watford keeper spilt the ball, Christian Eriksen toed it into the path of Alli, who produced a composed finish.

guardianThe game was played in a subdued atmosphere, with plenty of empty seats dotted around the ground, and Spurs were often there for the taking. There was a slight air of edginess about their play and Pochettino frowned at his team’s tentativeness in the final third, especially when Kane spurned a decent shooting opportunity with an awkward piece of control in the 12th minute. Watford sensed an opportunity to exploit that unease, showing inventiveness on the break, and Spurs’ defenders were relieved to see Hugo Lloris deny Andre Gray in the 25th minute.

The Hornets NestIt’s always a special occasion to watch Watford play at Wembley.  It’s just nice to see us lose to someone other than Crystal Palace there for a change.

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30th April 2005- Championship, Stoke City 0 Watford 1

Heidar Helguson’s 19th goal of the season gave Watford the win that secured their Championship status.

It was a hard physical game. Black and blue. Gifton was spoken to for bundling into Chambers. Then Mahon ended up in heap. The resultant Young free kick was floated by Young to Simonsen in the Stoke goal. Now Demerit was catching the eye in defence alongside the ever-talking Cullip. And up front Bouazza was finding more space, one move involving him and Young leading to a Dyer shot that was blocked. Twenty-five minutes gone and hardly any threat from the home team, Young sending another cross over as I looked at the clock for the first time.


30th April 1994- New Division One, Watford 1 Portsmouth 0

The 100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.90: At one stage, just a couple of months earlier, Watford had looked dead and buried but a late revival had given them a chance. One of the three relegation places had already been taken – Peterborough were down but six clubs were still in grave danger and battling to avoid the other two positions. Watford thought three points from their final two games might be enough. Crystal Palace, their final opponents, were already up, but they still didn’t want to leave it to the last minute so victory over Portsmouth at Vicarage Road was pretty much essential.

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30th April 1983- Division One, Watford 2 Arsenal 1

English Division One (old) Table »
Aston Villa 4-0 Stoke City
Coventry City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 2-0 West Ham United
Manchester City 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Norwich City 1-1 Manchester United
Notts County 1-0 Brighton and Hove A
Southampton 2-2 Luton Town
Sunderland 1-2 Birmingham City
Swansea City 1-1 Ipswich Town
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Liverpool
Watford 2-1 Arsenal

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