Tag: Jan21

21st January 2020- Premier League, Aston Villa 2 Watford 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 40,867
1-0

Match Report: Aston Villa 2-1 Watford

Watford throw away lead to lose at Aston Villa

Late Tyrone Mings goal sees Watford defeated at Aston Villa

Nigel Pearson thinks Watford did not deserve to lose at Aston Villa

Watford players rated after defeat to Aston Villa

Ben Foster thinks Watford were naive in their defeat to Aston Villa

A 95th-minute winner off the boot of Tyrone Mings gave Aston Villa a priceless 2-1 victory over Watford to leapfrog their opponents and claw themselves out of the relegation zone.

Troy Deeney had put the Hornets in front when he powerfully headed home from five yards out after Gerard Deulofeu’s cross from the right. Deeney almost grabbed a second but was denied by an excellent reaction stop from home goalkeeper Reina.

There was further frustration for Watford when Mings, who had been booked in the first half, escaped a second caution despite appearing to handle the ball and prevent a counter-attack. Pearson admitted afterwards his players were convinced Mings should have been dismissed.

Watford are now second bottom, in the relegation zone on goal difference, but Pearson kept defeat in perspective. “I think we’re a bit unlucky but that’s life and we’ll deal with it,” he said. “It’s easy to reflect on performances when things go your way, we’ve been a bit unlucky.

Bobby is in for Sarr, the mythical João Pedro makes a Premier League bench for the first time.  The opening spell is stodgy… Watford don’t commit forward, look almost tentative attacking. The absence of Sarr will be painfully evident throughout… if the quality of delivery has sometimes let him down, his pace, directness and aggression is about more than the end product.

We left the ground feeling very disappointed and had to walk through a crowd of exuberant Villa fans chanting, “Deeney what’s the score?”  On that note, it was lovely to see Villa fans on social media after the game singing the praises of Troy for stopping to have his photo taken with them.  A true pantomime villain who loves the back and forth with the fans.

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https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/premier-league/21-january-2020/

21st January 2018- Marco Silva leaves…and Javi Gracia arrives

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Factfile

Getting To Know Javi Gracia

Watford Observer

Marco Silva sacked by Watford after just 26 games

WATFORD OPINION: Marco Silva shot himself in the foot the moment he failed to distance himself from Everton job

Marco Silva: The errors which undermined Watford tenure

Marco Silva timeline: Departed Watford boss’ key Vicarage Road moments

Javier Gracia confirmed by Watford as new head coach

Watford have appointed Javi Gracia as head coach – but just who is he?

Javi Gracia: New Watford head coach says improving confidence will be his primary goal to improve club fortunes

New Watford head coach Javi Gracia has an impressive CV – but there are reasons to be cautious too

BBC SportMarco Silva: Watford blame Everton as they sack manager and hire Javi Gracia

Watford have named Javi Gracia as their new head coach, hours after the Premier League club sacked Marco Silva.

Javi Gracia: ‘Effective, rather than thrilling’ – what can Watford fans expect?

skyWatford manager Marco Silva has been sacked following a run of poor results, with the club apparently unhappy at Everton’s pursuit of him earlier in the season.

Marco Silva’s fall from grace has been spectacular, says Oliver Holt

Marco Silva sacked by Watford: This gifted coach is his own worst enemy

Watford have appointed Javi Gracia as their new head coach on an 18-month contract, having sacked Marco Silva on Sunday morning.

Javi Gracia says he already feels at home at new club Watford after being announced as Marco Silva’s replacement.

 guardianWatford have sacked their manager Marco Silva following the club’s 2-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday, citing the “unwarranted approach” from Everton last year as “the catalyst” for the decision.

21st January 2017-Premier League, AFC Bournemouth 2 Watford 2

Previously v AFC Bournemouth

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

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Mazzarri | “We Lost Two Points”

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Relive all the action from Watford’s game at Bournemouth

Hornets unable to hold on as they draw against Bournemouth yet again

Cherries ‘unfortunate not to win’

Mazzarri ‘not particularly happy’ at Kabasele cramp conduct

Bournemouth v Watford: How did the Hornets perform in their draw

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Afobe rescues point for Cherries

21st January 1997- FA Cup Third Round, Watford 2 Oxford United 0

The weather caused lots of postponements at the beginning of the year. This game was originally scheduled for 4th January, then the 14th and eventually played a week later. Even then it didn’t kick off until 8.30pm due to a floodlight failure.

Performance of the season. By a bloody mile. The quality of the opposition, more than an entire league above us, doesn’t matter – this was the best we’ve played against anyone in this campaign. Oxford were rubbish, of course, but the point is that we made them look rubbish.

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