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3rd December 2022- Friendly, Arsenal 2 Watford 4 (played at Arsenal’s training ground in London Colney)

Behind closed doors

Official site: Goals in either half from Keinan Davis helped to secure a 4-2 win for Watford over Arsenal at the Gunners’ training ground in London Colney in a competitive friendly test.

Watford Observer: It was a game in which both side made numerous substitutions: Joao Pedro was the only player to play the full 90 minutes for the Hornets, while the Gunners changed all 10 outfield players at half-time.

3rd December 2016-Premier League, West Bromwich Albion 3 Watford 1

Previously v West Bromwich Albion

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary

Goal 1

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West Brom v Watford: Relive tough afternoon for Hornets as decent performance not matched by result

Pereyra sees red as Hornets beaten at Baggies

Watford boss Mazzarri describes referee Graham Scott as terrible after Baggies loss

Baggies boss Pulis claims Watford’s Roberto Pereyra kicked out for red card

Hornets boss Mazzarri claims side played best away football of season in Baggies defeat

Kabasele laments more set piece woes

West Brom v Watford: How did players rate in Hawthorns defeat?


3rd December 2005- Championship, Watford 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1

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BBC SportMarlon King’s 10th goal of the season helped to extend Watford’s unbeaten league run to nine games.

BSAD imageBSAD report: It will be interesting to see whether Adrian Boothroyd’s evident displeasure at the performance has an effect when we take on Plymouth next week; it’s rare that consecutive fixtures are so similar in nature and therefore so easy to compare. He’s right to be annoyed – to summarise, this was largely woeful, and horrible to watch too – but it’s impossible to ignore the impact of injuries on a paper-thin squad, especially those to Ashley Young and Matthew Spring. It’s all very well to say that these situations merely provide opportunities for others…but that doesn’t ring quite true when you’re bringing on Jay Demerit to play as a forward for the last twenty minutes because you don’t have anyone else.

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3rd December 2000- New Division One, Bolton Wanderers 2 Watford 1


BBC Sport: Bolton recovered from a dreadful start to send Watford spinning to their fourth successive defeat in a game littered with defensive errors.

Daily Telegraph, 4 Dec 2000
The Guardian, 4 Dec 2000
Evening Standard, 4 Dec 2000

BSAD: “A game of two halves” was the fairly predictable quip employed by Sam Allardyce after the game, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. A better analogy would be that of a slowly swinging pendulum, or of a slab of concrete leaning on its side and then dislodged, teetering, teetering….