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29th July 2017- Graham Taylor Tribute Match, Aston Villa 0 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site Heurelho Gomes was the Hornets’ hero as the Brazilian’s second-half penalty save ensured Aston Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park.

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Aston Villa v Watford: Hornets and Villains fire blanks in uneventful stalemate

No goals as Watford and Aston Villa pay pre-season tribute to late manager Graham Taylor

PICTURES: Images from the Graham Taylor Tribute Match between Aston Villa and Watford

Watford head coach Marco Silva impressed with players’ commitment in Aston Villa draw

BHappy image As we wait another Villa fan approaches, shakes my hand;  “Nice day for it mate.  He’s up there, smiling down on us”.  Off the pitch, at any rate, and whatever the unfortunate dilution of the tribute by virtue of the necessary shifting of the game to the West Midlands and running a second GT game next week, off the pitch this is a friendly game in every respect.

FranAs soon as the teams emerged from the tunnel, they lined up and there was a minute’s applause for GT with both sets of fans singing “There’s only one Graham Taylor” at the tops of their voices.  It was very moving.

Birmingham Mail website: Aston Villa 0 Watford 0 – Henri Lansbury misses penalty; Jack Grealish injured

Aston Villa website: Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park on the day the two clubs paid tribute to the late, great Graham Taylor.

29th July 2009-Friendly, St.Albans City 1 Watford 4

Will Hoskins and Jordan Parkes marked their return to the Watford line-up with two goals apiece as the Hornets over came their neighbours St Albans City 4-1.


29th July 2006- Friendly, Boreham Wood 2 Watford 5


WATFORD turned on the style in the second-half to keep their 100 per cent pre-season record intact with a 5-2 victory at Boreham Wood on Saturday, July 29, but only after surviving a scare.

Borehamwood Times: Two fantastically taken first-half goals from the Boreham Wood striker Darrell Cox stunned Premiership new boys Watford and fired the home side into an unlikely 2-0 half-time lead against a side containing seven first-choice players.

29th July 2000- Friendly, Barnet 0 Watford 3

Barnet’s usually dependable defence fell victims of the same ploy twice, and trailed 2-0 against Watford at half time in Saturday’s friendly. Following a half-time shake-up, they improved, only to concede a third goal in the last minute.