Tag: Feb17

17th February 2009-Championship, Watford 2 Swansea City 0

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Watford’s Tommy Smith scored one and made another as the Hornets moved out of the Championship relegation zone and ended Swansea’s long unbeaten run.

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORNS!

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Roberto Martínez hailed a “perfect” Watford performance after the Hornets ended his Swansea side’s 16-game unbeaten run and extricated themselves from the relegation zone with an exemplary performance of counterattacking.

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The touchline duel between the Championship’s bright young things was resolved decisively last night in favour of Brendan Rodgers. In aesthetic terms this match was occasionally a spit and sawdust affair, and while Rodgers is a man with few mannerisms to extend the Wild West anaolgy any further, he has conditioned his team to act like ruthless gunslingers.

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Swansea missed the chance to move into the play-off places after they were beaten 2-0 away at struggling Watford.

First-half efforts from strikers Tamas Priskin and Tommy Smith was enough to claim all three points for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

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I’m not going to tell you this was a Swansea side tired from their impressive endeavors against Fulham at the weekend. Neither am I going to say that this was a Swansea side having a bad day.  

This was quite simply an immense performance from the ‘Orns. Easily the best of Brendan’s reign so far and probably the most impressive I’ve seen from us since the Playoff annihilation of Palace at Selhurst. We were just wonderful.

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17th February 2007- FA Cup Fifth Round, Watford 1 Ipswich Town 0

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BBC SportDamien Francis broke Ipswich Town’s defiance with a late winner in this FA Cup fifth-round tie at Vicarage Road.

guardianFor Watford the mixed double of reaching an FA Cup final while being relegated remains a possibility although on the evidence of this error-strewn fifth-round victory over Ipswich their chances of staying in the Cup are only marginally better than their prospects of remaining in the Premiership, and those are slim indeed.

TelegraphJoe Mercer used to say, when captain of Arsenal, that any true professional should be at the point of exhaustion by the final whistle. No team I have recently seen more epitomised this maxim than Ipswich when undeservedly losing to Watford.

BHappy imageYour one-word match report:  Ropey.

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