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14th January 2023- Championship, Watford 2 Blackpool 0

WFC.Net Goal Commentary: 1  2

Attendance: 19,679

Official site: Watford fans inside The Vic marked the GT Matchday by paying tribute to the club’s greatest ever manager before kick-off, raising their scarves aloft as the teams walked out onto the pitch, while all in attendance honoured the late Gianluca Vialli with a minute’s applause.

BBC Sport: Teenage substitute Tobi Adeyemo helped send Watford up to third in the Championship with his first senior goal in a win against strugglers Blackpool.

Sky Sports: The striker, 17, looked as stunned as he was elated to have found the net in the 72nd minute – just four minutes after replacing Vakoun Bayo for his first taste of league action. 

BHappy: His celebration is magnificent, and mirrors the response in the stands – pure joy to start with, he has the armspan of an albatross.  Then giddy disbelief as he clutches his fingers to his scalp before being mobbed, youth team colleague Jack Grieves first on the scene from his touchline warm-up.  The youngster’s popularity is evident from the reaction of his teammates, who make a bee-line for the mob in the corner.

Fran’s Watford Blog: As if a goal from a 17 year-old making his league debut wasn’t pleasing enough, he scored it in the 72nd minute on the GT matchday.  I am sure that the great man was celebrating with the rest of us. 

26th November 2022- Friendly, Watford 1 Blackpool 1 (played at the Pinatar Arena, Spain)

Game played behind closed doors

Official site: Slaven Bilić handed match minutes to 18 Hornets in a competitive 1-1 draw with fellow Championship side Blackpool to close out their week-long training camp in Spain. Keinan Davis fired home on the stroke of half-time in response to Sonny Carey’s early opener for the Tangerines, assisted by Colombian midfielder Yáser Asprilla.

Watford Observer: Head coach Slaven Bilic took the chance to take a look at Jeremy Ngakia on the right side of defence for the first time, while midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru also started – though it must be said the line-up was almost totally changed during the interval.

8th October 2022- Championship, Blackpool 3 Watford 1

WFC.NET goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 11,567

BBC Sport: Blackpool ended a four-match winless run as Jerry Yates’ late double sunk Slaven Bilic’s Watford at Bloomfield Road.

Sky Sports: The Hornets were booed off by the travelling fans as new boss Slaven Bilic watched over a second straight defeat, leaving them 12th on 17 points while Blackpool climbed to 19th with 15 points.

Fran’s Watford blog: There was much anger among those gathered at the perimeter fence.  Troost-Ekong came over to give his shirt to a fan, which was a very brave act as he was subjected to considerable abuse.  Front and centre was the lad who had broken the seats who had several stewards around him and was lucky not to be taken away.  The other players kept their distance and quickly disappeared down the tunnel.


24th January 2015-Championship, Watford 7 Blackpool 2

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Odion Ighalo scores four as Watford hammer Blackpool 7-2

Watford’s Odion Ighalo scores four in seven-goal rout of Blackpool

The 7-2 victory over Blackpool was the sixth time Watford had scored seven in a Vicarage Road league fixture since 1945

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1st March 2014- Championship, Watford 4 Blackpool 0

Watford thumped Blackpool to extend the Seasiders’ winless run to 16 league matches.

On the quarter hour Kaiser Tözsér sent a monstrous, arcing corner onto Matthias Ranégie’s head, unattended at the far post; his bullet header gave us the lead.  This didn’t stop Richard Short crediting Troy Deeney, but then he’d twice welcomed Lucas Neill twice as a “loan signing” during the warm up so he’s obviously not a detail kinda guy.


31st August 2013- Championship, Blackpool 1 Watford 0


BBC Sport: Tom Ince’s late goal maintained Blackpool’s unbeaten run and sent them top of the Championship, consigning Watford to a first loss of the season.