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17th December 2022- Championship, Huddersfield Town 0 Watford 2

WFC.Net Jon Marks’ Goal Commentary: 1  2

Attendance: 18,434

BBC Sport: Joao Pedro scored a second-half double as Watford beat bottom side Huddersfield Town to move up to fourth in the Championship.

Sky Sports: Watford should have taken the lead late in the first half but Pedro somehow failed to find the target from close range. Pedro made up for his earlier miss as he scored from eight yards early in the second half and a late second from a corner with four minutes remaining sealed three points for his side.

BHappy: The half-time whistle signals two-and-a-half games’ worth without a goal but there’s little grumbling in the away end, none of the red-faced hysteria that characterised away trips earlier in the season.  Perhaps the malcontents have stayed at home.  But equally, it’s clearly coming.

16th January 2021- Championship, Watford 2 Huddersfield Town 0

BBC Sport: Second-half goals from Tom Cleverley and Joao Pedro gave Watford a deserved victory over Huddersfield, whose away woes in the Championship continue.

Sky Sports: The midfielder opened the scoring in the 54th minute by charging down Ryan Schofield’s clearance straight into the Terriers’ net, after the goalkeeper had reacted far too slowly to a backpass. Joao Pedro doubled the lead 10 minutes later as the Hornets moved above Reading and into fifth place in the table.

BHappy: The trajectory is positive, even up front, and we’re too good here for a Huddersfield side that, albeit with a stronger eleven themselves and the help of us shooting ourselves in the foot twice, beat us comfortably only a month ago.  Only four surivivors from our starting eleven that day incidentally.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55598476

19th December 2020- Championship, Huddersfield Town 2 Watford 0

Vladimir Ivic’s final game in charge.

BBC Sport: Huddersfield capitalised on first-half mistakes by former England goalkeeper Ben Foster and Etienne Capoue to beat Watford.

Sky Sports: Goalkeeper Foster dawdled on a backpass from Ben Wilmot, allowing Isaac Mbenza to chase him down in the box. The veteran’s attempted clearance only ricocheted off the shins of Mbenza and into the path of Campbell who gleefully tapped into the empty net.

Official site: Now, after defeat in West Yorkshire in the second tier of English football, the Hornets are down to fifth in the Championship in the depths of winter and the good folk of the town are facing further restrictions on their freedom amid the introduction of Tier 4 because of a spike in coronavirus cases. The outlook appears bleak, it always does after a defeat, but things will get better. They always do. There will be good times ahead. You have to take the rough with the smooth, put up with the rain to appreciate the rainbow.

BHappy: And then he was gone.

Watford Observer: Watford head coach Vladimir Ivic has been sacked this evening following the 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town. 

BBC Sport: The Hornets, who have won nine of their 20 Championship games this season under Ivic, are fifth in the table, four points off second-placed Bournemouth and nine off leaders Norwich.

Sky Sports: Before arriving at Watford, Ivic had great success in Israel at Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning the Israeli Premier League in back-to-back years in 2019 and 2020 – ending a run of three seasons without the title for the most decorated club in the country. Before his arrival there, he had also won the Greek Cup with PAOK in 2017 in his first senior management role.

The Guardian: His overly defensive tactics have been unpopular with Watford fans, though, and the team’s style of play has not been easy on the eye.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55283941

20th April 2019- Premier League, Huddersfield Town 1 Watford 2

Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
23,957

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Match Report: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Watford

Gracia: “Deulofeu Is Scoring Important Goals”

Deulofeu: “Making The Fans Smile Is A Pleasure For Me”

Gracia: “We Have To Improve & Be More Demanding”

Highlights: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Watford

Foster: “Deulofeu Can Always Win You Games”

Masina: “Seventh Place Is An Achievable Goal”

Watford back up to seventh in the Premier League after win at Huddersfield Town

Watford beat Huddersfield away from home to take seventh place in the Premier League

Javi Gracia said Watford had to suffer to get three points against Huddersfield Town

Watford players rated after their win away at Huddersfield Town

Javi Gracia plays down seventh place after Huddersfield Town win

Gerard Deulofeu thinks this season with Watford could be the best of his career

A selection of images from Watford’s win at Huddersfield Town

Watford’s Ben Foster has praised Gerard Deulofeu after Huddersfield Town win

Watford took a big step to becoming the ‘best of the rest’ in the Premier League as they moved seventh with a 2-1 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Gerard Deulofeu scored an impressive double as Watford kept their European ambitions alive with a comfortable victory over Huddersfield.

Gerard Deulofeu’s double earned Watford victory at Huddersfield, who slumped to a record-equalling Premier League defeat. Deulofeu produced a finish similar to his stunning effort at Wembley earlier this month in Watford’s FA Cup semi-final win over Wolves to give his side an early lead.

On his best days, Deulofeu looks a world-beater, ready to make good on the talent that once prompted Luis Enrique to pick him out as one to watch at Barcelona.

I will really miss going to Huddersfield.  It is a lovely ground and the pre-match pub is excellent, with good beer, good food and plenty of friendly, efficient bar staff.  I hope that they return to the Premier League very soon.

It didn’t take long for Watford to get the first goal. Five minutes on his return from injury Deulofeu attempted the same skill that saw him score his first goal at Wembley. It didn’t quite have the elevation like the first time, but it had the same outcome.

They say it’s cold up north, but it was a sunny sunny day on Saturday. Jon, Mike, Jason and Kieran headed up to the John Smiths stadium – which doesn’t sell John Smiths – for the sort of game you have to win, even if it isn’t done in the way you wish.

27th October 2018- Premier League, Watford 3 Huddersfield Town 0

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Referee:Mike Dean
Attendance:20,457
 

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary   Goals:1   2   3

Watford Observer

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Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success goals secure triumph

Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Javi Gracia still seeking improvements after Terriers success

PICTURES: A selection of images as Watford see off Huddersfield Town

Watford player ratings: Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra impress against Huddersfield Town

Will Hughes: Entire Watford squad benefitting from Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu’s quality

Isaac Success: Will Hughes hails hard working Watford forward after impressive Huddersfield display

Watford: Isaac Success keen to build on goalscoring turn against Huddersfield Town

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa praised for being ‘always ready’ to play

Kiko Femenia believes Watford need to maintain high performance levels

BBC SportTwo sublime individual goals from Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu helped Watford secure their best start to a top-flight season and send Huddersfield to the foot of the table.

skyWatford now boast 19 points from 10 games – bettering their 17 at the same stage of the 1982-83 campaign, where they finished second.

guardianThe current Watford manager could not be happier with his squad, but does not expect them to emulate Leicester’s shock title of 2015-16. “This is the best squad in the Premier League,” he said. “I don’t think we’d be able to achieve to win the championship. But we are going to try to enjoy every game, and try to do that for our supporters, help them enjoy it with us.

Telegraph“It wasn’t our best game. We need many things to improve. Our first two goals were fine, but I preferred the last one when Isaac Success scored his first goal of the season from something we had trained for.”

BHappy imageNonetheless, here was a challenge we’ve rarely experienced before, certainly since the 1980s.  That of being the side… not just favourites but comprehensive favourites, odds-on favourites, expected to win in a top flight game.  As with all unfamiliar things it doesn’t feel altogether comfortable, as positive an indicator as it may be of the status to which we’ve elevated ourselves.  You’re much less open to disappointment – and pressure – as the underdog.  Nor had this edginess been improved by finding ourselves placed at exactly the same spot in Wagamama as we had been pre-Bournemouth.  Or by discovering, now as then, that it was much bloody colder than anticipated necessitating hat purchase for the second home game on the trot.  (Or, as an aside, that the hat was too small.  The costume fitters of the Adhoc theatre group will roll their eyes, full of complaints at the the prohibitive size of my head.  Nonetheless…  a one size fits all hat shouldn’t be too small…).

The Hornets NestA comfortable victory in the end for the ‘Orns and it could have been so much more had we put on our shooting boots for the second half but we can’t complain.

FranThe joy was tempered somewhat by the worrying news of Glenn Hoddle’s collapse.  Then, when I returned home, I heard of the Leicester owner’s helicopter crashing and the death of a Brighton fan after their game.  The Leicester owners have been such a boon to both the club and the town, when something so awful happens, all football fans share the pain.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of all affected this weekend.

A game we should have won and did with three brilliant goals. Jon, Mike, Colin and DCW talk through the performance, discuss Halloween costume ideas for Watford fans and look ahead to Newcastle.

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