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1st May 2021- Championship, Brentford 2 Watford 0

BBC Sport: Brentford’s Ivan Toney got his 30th goal of the season to equal the Championship record and help his side secure a third-placed finish as they beat second-placed Watford.

Sky Sports: the visitors were disrupted by first-half injuries to Cleverley and debutant Joseph Hungbo as Brentford began to dominate.

BHappy: our own line-up is decimated by a series of injuries variously described as minor and niggling on the official site but which presumably wouldn’t have been niggling enough to render players unavailable if promotion were still in question.  The exception is groin-injury victim Kiko of course, but Sarr, João Pedro, Sánchez and Chalobah are also all missing from the squad that sealed the deal against Millwall.  


From the Rookery End: Player of the Season and a blip at Brentford

1st May 2017- Premier League, Watford 0 Liverpool 1

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RELIVE: Watford lose out in narrow defeat to Liverpool

Hornets sunk by Can wonder goal

Klopp: ‘It went how we wanted’

Mazzarri feels Lady Luck deserted Watford in Liverpool loss

RATINGS: Gomes impresses as Amrabat struggles against Reds

Janmaat focused on positives despite Liverpool defeat

BBC Sport Emre Can scored one of the goals of the season as Liverpool beat a poor Watford to capitalise on favourable results in the race for the Champions League.

sky Emre Can scored a contender for goal of the season as Liverpool remained in the driving seat for a top-four finish with a 1-0 victory at Watford.

guardian Emre Can was still smiling in disbelief as he attempted to piece together the moment which had thrust hopes of reaching the Champions League firmly back into Liverpool’s hands. “I saw the space and I ran in behind,” he said, presumably referring to the area vacated by Adrian Mariappa who had been drawn forward sensing the true threat lay with Roberto Firmino. “My first thought was that I wanted to head it. Then I didn’t think too much.” Instinct took over in the airborne split-second which followed and an ugly contest was transformed.

TelegraphJürgen Klopp knows all about the Yellow Wall from his time at Borussia Dortmund but this was a different kind of challenge set by Watford’s blanket five-man defence and Liverpool needed something special, something very, very special, to maintain their hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League.

Independent When the goal came, at the very end of the first half, it felt so out of place with a game this bad, so at odds with the lack of quality here, that it felt for a second as if Craig Pawson might disallow it for encroachment from another, better match.

BHappy image I had intended to begin proceedings in rib-tickling and topical fashion with some sort of mock election manifesto. However, I quickly realised that my policy platform comprised little beyond a desire to roll back thirty years’ worth of progress: no substitute goalkeepers, an offside law that Alan Shearer can understand, compulsory Bovril, proper kickoff times, proper tackling, proper pitches, that sort of thing. Common sense. Back to basics. Take back control. Make football great again. You can do your own punchline.

FranAt the end of a busy bank holiday weekend, it felt rather odd to be going to a game on the Monday evening.  You certainly had to feel sorry for the Liverpool fans who would get home in the early hours with work beckoning in the morning.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 Ah, an 8pm kick off on a bank holiday Monday, the joys of being in the Premier League.  I’ll make this quick because A) I realise a lot of you will be back at work today and B) I’m going to see Ed Sheeran this evening, and I don’t fancy having an unfinished blog having over me as I dad dance to ‘Shape of You’ whilst at the O2

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1st May 2001- New Division One, Gillingham 0 Watford 3 and Gianluca Vialli agrees to become new Watford Manager


Those who made the journey for this essentially meaningless fixture, wedged awkwardly between two deeply emotional occasions and prior to the mind-scrambling managerial announcement, were rewarded for their efforts. Eventually. It was worth the wait.

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Evening Standard, 2 May 2001
Daily Telegraph, 3 May 2001
Guardian, 3 May 2001

1st May 1999- New Division One, Barnsley 2 Watford 2

9th May 1999- New Division One, Watford 1 Grimsby Town 0

Gutting, but only for a while. Sunday will be different. On Sunday, we’ll be able to make all the noise we want in our own stadium, no sitting there and quietly praying. On Sunday, it’s about the supporters as much as the players, and we’ll see them through.