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30th August 2022- Championship, Watford 2 Middlesbrough 1

This game was the 100th anniversary of the first ever game played at Vicarage Road.

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BBC Sport: Vakoun Bayo scored a stoppage-time winner for Watford as they beat Middlesbrough 2-1 on a historic night at Vicarage Road.

Sky Sports: Watford wore black and white striped shirts – a replica of the kit they wore in 1922 – for this one after the centenary had been marked by a pyrotechnics display, Elton John music and chats with former Hornets favourites.

BHappy: The thing is, it isn’t like anywhere else.  Other places…  homes, schools, where you work… might have similar long standing but nowhere has this permanence in significance and role.  None of it looks like it did when I first came in 1980, not even the now-more-green-than-brown stuff in the middle.  There are no longer busses visible trundling along the top of the northern end of the ground.  There’s no longer a hotchpotch of bits of stand and terracing down the east side, nor is there any longer a place where you can swap panini stickers (is there?). The Shrodells Stand has long gone, as has the Watford Observer Clock (though – spoiler alert – only as far as the Museum’s excellent commemorative exhibition).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62641671

5th April 2021- Championship, Middlesbrough 1 Watford 1

BBC Sport: Yannick Bolasie’s late equaliser gave Middlesbrough’s fading Championship play-off hopes a boost as Neil Warnock’s side held in-form Watford at the Riverside.

Sky Sports: Watford edged ahead in dramatic circumstances. Boro goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli first produced an impressive save to deny Ken Sema, but Marc Bola’s clearance fell kindly for Zinckernagel, who took control, though there were suspicions of handball as he did so.

BHappy: Xisco has spoken guardedly about securing a play-off place before we worry about anything else. William Troost-Ekong’s stock rose still further with his weekend Extra Time interview over the weekend.  Troy Deeney has made the journey to Middlesbrough to sit in an empty stadium in the cold (and, you know, in Middlesbrough) to “ensure that standards don’t drop”.  As the teams come out and Francisco Sierralta’s approach to the freezing sunshine that is cold enough to put condensation on your breath whilst watching in the warmth of your own home is to douse himself in water; you kind of feel that there’s not much wrong in terms of attitude.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56560222

11th September 2020- Championship, Watford 1 Middlesbrough 0

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Post Match

The Hornets reacquainted themselves with the Championship after a five-year absence with the sort of gritty win you need to chisel out regularly if you are going to have a real crack at navigating a way out of this notoriously difficult division.

RELIVE: Hornets beat Boro in Championship opener

There was always going to be a new look as Watford set out on life back in the second tier, but it’s fair to say the team didn’t have quite the look most fans would have hoped for.

Vladimir Ivic wants Watford to improve after scrappy Middlesbrough win

Watford players rated after beating Middlesbrough

Craig Cathcart claims scrappy Middlesbrough win will boost Watford

Defender Craig Cathcart scored the winner after 11 minutes, heading past Boro goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

Boro’s Britt Assombalonga came close to levelling the scores on several occasions and the visitors’ best opening came when the frontman’s curling free-kick was tipped over the bar by Hornets ‘keeper Ben Foster.

Whether Ivic can maintain the momentum rests largely on which players are sold before the transfer deadline, with Deeney and Welbeck reportedly close to joining Premier League clubs. But in young, hungry players such as Pedro and Jeremy Ngakia – making his debut at right-back following his move from West Ham – coupled with old hands such as Foster, Murray and the match-winner Cathcart, he will be hopeful of a successful first campaign in English football.

The official justifications for our many, many absences – 17, reportedly… that it’s hard to keep track tells you everything – range from injured to ill to unfit, often vague and understandably so.  There’s injured and there’s “injured”, one suspects. Twitter rumour claims that Craig Dawson has refused to play, which if true given his miserable half-arsed effort against Spurs is comparable to Andy Cole’s notorious retirement from international duty.

14th January 2017-Premier League, Watford 0 Middlesbrough 0

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LIVE: Vicarage Road pays tribute to Graham Taylor as Watford play out uninspiring draw with Middlesbrough

Minute’s applause for Watford legend Graham Taylor

Hornets unable to deliver winning tribute to Taylor

Watford boss thinks side’s performance could have been affected by Graham Taylor tributes during Boro draw

Hornets boss Mazzarri feels side were unlucky not to beat Middlesbrough

Watford v Middlesbrough: How did Hornets rate in goalless draw?

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16th October 2016- Premier League, Middlesbrough 0 Watford 1

Referee: Roger East
Attendance: 28,131
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 Jon Mark’s 3CR commentary
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Relive Watford’s trip to Middlesbrough where a Jose Holebas strike sealed three points

Jose Holebas fires Watford to Premier League win at Middlesbrough

Walter Mazzarri expects more from Watford in attack despite Middlesbrough win

Watford boss plays down post match argument between Holebas and Capoue at Middlesbrough

Watford Younes Kaboul believes Roger East was pressured by the Middlesbrough crowd not to send off Antonio Barragan

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka accuses Watford of time wasting in home defeat

Jose Holebas’ fine strike settled a poor game as Watford’s victory left Middlesbrough still looking for a first home win of the Premier League season.

After a goalless first half that saw Antonio Barragan escape a sending off, the midfielder curled a delightful effort into the top corner nine minutes into the second period. 

Watford had barely threatened all afternoon but took the lead with a far more convincing strike from Holebas. The Greek international stole the ball from Cristhian Stuani and lashed a shot inside Victor Valdes’ near post from 20 yards.

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podcast: A Cholevas Good Win

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 report: A Clean Sheet and Three Points at the Riverside

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 report: If someone had warned me about the stress that would come with supporting Watford, I probably would have opted out. Unfortunately however, I’m too far in and as a consequence I found myself in Middlesbrough on a Sunday afternoon.

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