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2nd April 2019- Premier League, Watford 4 Fulham 1

Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
17,301

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Match Report: Watford 4-1 Fulham

Deeney: “Andre Did What He Does”

Gracia: “To Win Was The Best Way To Prepare”

Hughes: “It Gives Us Confidence Going Into Sunday”

Gallery: Watford v Fulham

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A selection of images from Watford’s victory over Fulham

Will Hughes has praised his Watford team-mates after they beat Fulham at Vicarage Road

Fulham have been relegated from the Premier League with five games still to play after being hammered by Watford at Vicarage Road. The Cottagers needed to avoid defeat to put off their inevitable demotion for another week and were level at half-time, Ryan Babel having equalised after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s stunning opener for the Hornets.

Javi Gracia made two substitutions at the interval, and his tactical alteration paved the way for a dominant second period for the hosts as Will Hughes’ superb volley helped them regain the lead (63). Visibly deflated by the setback, Watford substitute Andre Gray took full advantage to set up Troy Deeney for a simple third (69) before laying off for Kiko Femenia to compound Fulham’s misery (75).

Javi Gracia praised his Watford players after Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Fulham helped them break their record Premier League points tally.

Fulham’s resolve, which had held up impressively after the first goal, completely crumbled. Gray set up easy finishes for the unmarked Troy Deeney and the insultingly ignored Kiko Femenía – with Doucouré again losing a battle with a teammate for the right to administer the coup de grâce. Watford scored three times in 12 minutes and could have had as many more again, and though Sessegnon and the substitute Jean Michaël Seri had chances, all Fulham got was misery.

It did not help Fulham’s cause, on the night, that Watford have an FA Cup semi-final to be preparing for, and places in the side up for grabs. It was telling that Andre Gray came off the bench to inspire Javi Gracia’s side, creating two of their three strikes in the second half.

On the walk along Vicarage Road, we found ourselves among Fulham fans who, given that a defeat would relegate them, were chanting, “The Whites are going down … and now you’re gonna believe us.”

The second half was polar opposite to the first. In the space of ten minutes Watford had blown Fulham away and scored three goals.

22nd September 2018- Premier League, Fulham 1 Watford 1

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Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 21.20.57Referee:Martin Atkinson   Attendance:23,418

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary   Goals:  1

Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Fulham 1-1 Watford

Gray: “We Came Out Flying”

Gracia: “I Am Proud Of The Work We Have Done”

Highlights: Fulham 1-1 Watford

Deeney: “We Needed To Kill The Game”

Foster: “Both Of Them Work So Hard”

Gallery: Fulham v Watford

Watford Observer

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BBC SportWatford had to settle for a draw at Fulham after Aleksandar Mitrovic struck late on to earn the hosts a point.  The Hornets punished a poor start by Fulham as Andre Gray sidefooted home inside 90 seconds and the visitors, who won their first four Premier League games of the season, dominated the first half.

skyThe home side were lucky to go in at the break only one goal down after Christian Kabasele and Gray spurned presentable openings, while it could have been even worse had referee Martin Atkinson sent off Timothy Fosu-Mensah for a studs-up tackle on Troy Deeney just past the half-hour mark.

guardianWatford’s captain now appears likely to be Gracia’s first enforced change of the season, having left Craven Cottage with his right leg in a protective boot and revealed he will require an X-ray after Fosu-Mensah’s 32nd-minute tackle.  “I may have a broken bone or two but we crack on,” Deeney said. He had still completed the 90 minutes. “I am a tough, ugly boy so it will be all right.”

TelegraphIsaac Success replaced Gray for the final 10 minutes and the Nigerian’s impact was impressive. He almost scored after cutting in from the left but was foiled by a low save from Marcus Bettinelli. Fulham also sensed more points might be on offer and Mitrovic twice went close to winning the game.

FranSo, for the second week running, we came away disappointed at the result.  I think we would all have taken a point before the game, but our first half performance was such that we should have been further ahead at half-time and, had that happened, it seemed unlikely that the home side would have been able to recover.  Instead, Fulham were still in the game at the break and Jokanović made changes that strengthened his team, who pressed harder against the Hornets who then misplaced more passes and allowed the home side to threaten more.

The Hornets NestI like Fulham. As I only live a short distance away I was able to go to several of their games last season. I find Craven Cottage a ‘proper’ football ground and have always felt like it’s a welcoming stadium to visit.  The significance of our trip this time round was of course that it was the first time former Watford Head Coach, Slavisa Jokanovic had come up against us, since he got us promoted back in 2015.  Of course, he received a warm reception from the travelling Hornets and was full of praise for the supporters in his pre-match press conference.

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2nd October 2006- Premier League, Watford 3 Fulham 3

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BBC SportAshley Young’s dramatic late volley salvaged a point for Watford after an extraordinary climax at Vicarage Road.

guardianWatford had looked on course for a much-needed first Premiership win of the season, and an escape from the relegation zone, when they led 2-0 with only 19 minutes remaining, but nerves got the better of them and they were eventually thankful for Ashley Young’s late equaliser after conceding three goals in a nightmarish 16-minute period in the second half.

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8th January 2005- FA Cup Third Round, Watford 1 Fulham 1

Neither side wanted a draw but both teams deserved something from what was an excellent Cup tie. For Watford the replay will be sandwiched between the two legs of the Carling Cup semi-final against Liverpool while Fulham’s priorities lie in Premiership survival.

Of course, Fulham left us with the suggestion, before Russian billionaires raised the stakes, that Al Fayed’s money would buy more than a superior type of mediocrity; nevertheless, it’s hard to remember to be smart when we’re asked what we’ve been doing since we were neck-and-neck with them at the top of the Second Division back in 2000. In short, not as planned.

More games from 8th January at https://oldwatford.com/tag/jan8

10th July 2004- Friendly, Fulham 0 Watford 0

Referee Mr P Walton took the recent FIFA edict that there should be no more than six substitutions in a friendly a little far and with both sides wanting to make more changes than were officially allowed he abandoned the game at half time.  The second half continued as an ‘exhibition match’.

Fulham FC Official Website: A healthy pre-season crowd of just under 7,000 caught their first glimpse of a refurbished Craven Cottage at Saturday’s friendly against Watford.