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12th August 2022- Championship, Watford 1 Burnley 0

https://www.watfordfc.com/post-match/watford-mens-team-burnley-first-team-2022-08-12

Attendance: 19,225

BBC: Tom Cleverley’s winner helped 10-man Watford extend their good start to the Championship season and end Burnley’s unbeaten start under Vincent Kompany.

The Guardian: Hassane Kamara was shown a straight red card for a professional foul nine minutes from time but the Clarets could not get the better of the home goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann and succumbed to their first defeat under Vincent Kompany.

30th April 2022- Premier League, Watford 1 Burnley 2

WFC.Net goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 20,738

BBC Sport: Burnley scored twice in the final seven minutes to complete a dramatic comeback that pulled them five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone and left hosts Watford on the brink of the drop.

Sky Sports: Norwich, who lost 2-0 at Aston Villa, were relegated as a result of the Clarets’ late turnaround as Watford became the first side in top-flight history to lose 11 consecutive home league games and are now 12 points adrift of safety with four matches to play.

The Guardian: Ray Lewington, Watford’s assistant manager, said: “There’s a massive fear factor here, which we’ve found since we came in, particularly at home, and that comes from losing matches. We really wanted to do something to help the club out of the bottom three but it’s not happened.”

BHappy: The foot has been on the gas since the start but on seven minutes Kiko sends in a deep cross, Samir can’t quite get his head on it but Kucka is lurking at the far post.  What transpires is only clear from the replay – the Slovak takes a touch and then clubs the ball against the bar; it deserves a goal and gets it with a helpful rebound off Tarkowski.  Conveniently a minute’s recognition in memory of young Jasper Cook follows within 30 seconds – rarely has such a tribute been echoed so forcefully.

Fran’s Watford Blog: Then, on 83 minutes, the visitors drew level when a cross from Taylor was met by a diving header from Cork that beat Foster.  They scored a second a couple of minutes later as a free kick fell to Brownhill who beat Foster from the edge of the box.  

5th February 2022- Premier League, Burnley 0 Watford 0

The game was scheduled to be played on 15th December but was postponed after a covid outbreak in the Watford squad. It was re-arranged for the 18th January but was postponed again because of an outbreak affecting Burnley. As both sides were already out of the FA Cup it was eventually played on the day when the majority of 4th Round ties were held but had the slightly odd kick off time of 6pm.

Attendance: 19,527

BBC Sport: Roy Hodgson said his return to the Premier League as Watford manager was a “baptism of fire” after his side secured a point in his first game at bottom side Burnley.

Sky Sports: With defences – or the weather – ultimately coming out on top, Watford kept their first clean sheet in 30 Premier League games since a famous 3-0 win against Liverpool in February 2020. Burnley have now kept a clean sheet in each of their last four league games against the Hornets.

BHappy: The match itself is carnage.  The extraordinary wind is urgent but directionless – we realise at one point that the corner flags are almost horizontal, but pointing in a variety of different directions.  The game itself follows the same pattern with everything – ball, players, officials, tumbling haphazardly around the pitch as if the whole surface is tipping. At times it resembles Flash Gordon’s confrontation with Prince Barin more than a football match…  I’ve not read any reports, but I’d imagine that “low on quality” features prominently, and that those watching on TV, certainly those uninvested, would have been reaching for the remote control as quickly as Prince Vultan.  In the stadium, fuelled by the wind and the rain and the frantic urgency it’s utterly brilliant, and Daughter 1 – in between sassing at the comments behind us (“yeah, sure, like he could do better”) – is rapt throughout.

Fran’s Watford Blog: Following the Norwich debacle, the departure of Ranieri had been unsurprising, but I don’t think any of us were expecting him to be replaced by Roy Hodgson.  As soon as his name was mentioned, I was thrilled at the thought that Ray Lew would be returning.  The media appearances since Roy’s arrival have been very positive.  I was particularly impressed to hear that he has been speaking to the players in their own languages, including Ken Sema, although “he speaks better English than I do.”

25th June 2020- Premier League, Burnley 1 Watford 0

Match Pack

Burnley to face Watford with a number of first team players missing

Referee: Mike Dean
Paying Attendance: 0
First half
Second half
There weren’t many!

Post Match

Football can be a game of such terrifyingly fine margins. One minute, on the 66th to be precise, Dwight McNeill, the left winger, was on his own goal line clearing a header from Troy Deeney that would have put the Hornets deservedly in front at that point after the brightest of starts to the second half. Alas, six minutes later, and making the most of the reprieve, McNeill was doing what he was more renowned for and supplying a cross for Jay Rodriguez to head in the winning goal somewhat against the run of play.

Watford lose to Burnley at Turf Moor

Taking the weather into account, and the fact the home side were on the receiving end of a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City just three days prior to the match, it looked as if the Hornets would have the most positive mindset of the two sides, as well as the fresher legs. But it was Burnley who came out of the traps quickest and had the best of the first-half and really should have been ahead at the break.

Nigel Pearson thinks Watford failed to impose themselves at Burnley

Watford players assessed after Burnley defeat

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said it had “been an emotional week” after his side dealt a blow to Watford’s Premier League survival hopes The Clarets, who have had injury and player contract problems, were thrashed by Manchester City on Monday, with media reports questioning Dyche’s future at the club. To compound matters a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ was towed by an aeroplane over Etihad Stadium during their match against City.

It was the old football cliche of a game of two half, with Burnley by far the better side in the first as Matej Vydra hit the post and Rodriguez had an effort cleared off the line by Craig Dawson.

Minute by minute

Cleverley failed to reappear for the second half, though Watford began with a greater determination to get forward, putting the home side under sustained pressure for the first time in the game. Not much came of it, apart from a wayward Will Hughes shot and James Tarkowski preventing Troy Deeney reaching a cross from Ismaila Sarr, but it was the first indication that the visitors might be interested in more than a point. Craig Cathcart might have done better when Pope made an unforced error and dropped a Will Hughes corner at his feet, though the substitute had his back to goal and after managing to turn could only come up with a shot that struck the now prostrate goalkeeper. Pope left his line and his area alertly to deal with a threatening break from Sarr 30 yards from goal, before Burnley had their biggest let-off, when Troy Deeney reached an Étienne Capoue corner with a goalbound header, only to find Dwight McNeil on defensive duty by a post and able to clear off the line.

A unique kick off time but an all too familiar tale for the Hornets, leaving Mike, Jon and Jas to sift through the wreckage of a dispiriting defeat away at Burnely. A predictably unhappy Mike is balanced out by a pragmatic Jason, but there is no denying the sombre tone in this one!

23rd November 2019- Premier League, Watford 0 Burnley 3

Referee: Paul Tierney
Attendance: 19,711

Match Report: Watford 0-3 Burnley

Watford return to foot of Premier League with home loss to Burnley

Watford return to Premier League basement after Burnley loss

Quique Sanchez Flores claims he is ‘not worried’ about his Watford future

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores praises Craig Dawson’s professionalism

Watford players rated after three goal home defeat to Burnley

Adrian Mariappa feels Burnley scoreline was harsh on Watford

Burnley overcame struggling Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road to increase the pressure on returning boss Quique Sanchez Flores, whose side are now bottom of the Premier League.

In torrential rain, the Clarets soaked up all the pressure the Hornets had to offer before pouncing early in the second half when Wood hooked home a loose ball from a corner. Barnes scored from the penalty spot with eight minutes left after VAR deemed Jose Holebas had fouled the Burnley forward. James Tarkowski put the gloss on Burnley’s victory late on, forcing home a rebound after his first effort had been well saved by Ben Foster.

This was not exactly what Quique Sánchez Flores had planned. Attempting to avoid the ignominy of becoming the first side in the club’s history to go 11 home league matches without a win, instead the Spaniard could only watch on in despair as Burnley scored three goals without reply in the second half to record their first away victory in the Premier League since April.

The first period had actually been dominated by Watford but their lack of killer instinct is a major factor in why they are last. In contrast, Burnley kept it tight then broke their opponents clinically. 

The win at Norwich was huge fun and so needed but here’s where we were to get a steer on whether a corner had truly been turned.

There wasn’t much enthusiasm at the end of the game, but Troy did his usual lap of the pitch and was warmly applauded by the few who were still in the ground.

Well. That wasn’t quite what we’d hoped for, was it? Hear how Jon, Mike and Jas react to yet another deeply disappointing afternoon at the Vic, as they try to get their heads round another home game without a win. Luckily, this episode isn’t all about the Burnley game, with interviews with two former Hornerts providing some vital light relief.

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