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18th September 2021- Premier League, Norwich City 1 Watford 3

WFC.Net Jon Mark’s Goal Commentary: 1 2 3

Attendance: 26,649

BBC Sport: Ismaila Sarr scored twice as Watford beat Norwich in the battle of the two promoted sides and Premier League relegation rivals – to leave Norwich bottom on no points.

Sky Sports: Teemu Pukki cancelled out Emmanuel Dennis’ opener in the first half, but Ismaila Sarr sealed Watford’s second Premier League win of the season with a close-range finish shortly after the hour mark and another in the 82nd minute.

BHappy: Our recent performances have been characterised by an ability to hold opponents off whilst ceding possession, undermined by an inability to capitalise when we break.  Today, subtle changes in team selection and attitude facilitate almost a complete inverse.  That “tight and nervy” prediction is blown out of the water immediately as both sides start positively and aggressively.  Off the pitch, in the circumstances we may benefit from being the away side;  a travelling support in general, let alone on a sunny afternoon in late summer, generally boasts less angst and more bloody-mindedness than a home support, all other things being equal.  This is only fuelled by an early assault on the City goal, adjacent to the away block in the first half, which culminates in Kucka hurling himself like a human missile at a right wing cross.  His opponent holds him off on this occasion, which takes some doing, but this is fuel to the boisterous fire kindling in the away end.  The flipside of this is that having looked generally difficult to manoeuvre through up until now we’re ceding chances a little too easily in what little foothold we afford the home side.  This will not be dull.

From the Rookery End: Join Mike and DCW as they share their thoughts and experiences throughout the day, hearing from fellow supporters as the travelling Hornets hordes enjoyed a day in the Norfolk sun.

20th April 2021- Championship, Norwich City 0 Watford 1

BBC Sport: Watford moved a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League with victory at already promoted Norwich City.

Sky Sports: An attack down the right saw the ball reach Joao Pedro just inside the box and the striker did well to pick out an unmarked Gosling, who had no trouble side-footing home at the back post.

BHappy: We deserve promotion this season.  We haven’t gotten away with anything, if and when it’s confirmed we’ll have earned it (hellooooo again Spurs).  At the start of the season we were solid… less than the sum of our parts, perhaps, frustrating at times but often effective despite that, and effective enough to hang around at the top of the table.  To be in position to capitalise if and when we found some form.  When we did find that form we looked occasionally flamboyant, often cruelly, mercilessly irresistible – twenty clean sheets before today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56727798

26th December 2020- Championship, Watford 1 Norwich City 0

BBC Sport: Ismaila Sarr got new Watford head coach Xisco Munoz off to the perfect start with a winning goal that ended Championship leaders Norwich City’s five-game winning run.

Sky Sports: Just a few minutes before the break, Watford took advantage. Ken Sema darted to the left-hand byline and pulled the ball back across the face of goal to the far post, where Sarr timed his run to perfection, sneaked past Jacob Sorensen and tucked the opener past stranded Norwich goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Official site: City pressed but never had that golden chance and Foster wasn’t overly-extended in the Watford goal.

BHappy: Xisco Muñoz hits the right notes straight away, even if he does come across a bit Joey Tribbiani.  Positive, energetic. likeable.  Watford supporters should long since be immune to What Other People Think, in particular that sort of guffawing sub-pub bore nonsense churned out by Chris Sutton on 5 Live.  There are concerns in his lack of managerial experience of course, but then the likes of Boothroyd and Rodgers came in with comparable experience and both did alright for themselves with us and elsewhere, in different ways.  It’s unlikely that the Pozzos picked his name out of a hat after all.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55373502

7th July 2020- Premier League, Watford 2 Norwich City 1

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Watford Observer Nigel Pearson has urged Watford not to underestimate Norwich City game

Norwich City will be without Todd Cantwell for their visit to Watford tonight

Nigel Pearson considering Watford team options for Norwich City visit

Referee:Anthony Taylor
Paying Attendance:0
First half
Second half
Craig Dawson’s goal (10 mins, 1-1)
Danny Welbeck’s goal (55 mins, 2-1)

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Eat your heart out Nick Wright. Just over two decades on from that famous overhead kick against Bolton at Wembley, Danny Welbeck produced one equally outrageous that could, given its significance, be remembered just as fondly in years to come. Tim Krul, in the Norwich goal, didn’t stand a chance with the acrobatic effort on 55 minutes. What a time to score your first Premier League goal for the club and what a manner to get it in.

Watford ObserverWatford beat Norwich City in relegation dog fight

Watford put some much-needed breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over bottom of the league Norwich City this evening. The Hornets had to come from behind in order to claim the three points however, after Emiliano Buendia opened the scoring after just five minutes. Craig Dawson levelled soon after, before Danny Welbeck’s sensational overhead kick clinched the points in the second-half.

Nigel Pearson delighted for Danny Welbeck after Watford beat Norwich City

Watford players rated after coming from behind to beat Norwich City

Craig Dawson believes Danny Welbeck scored the best Watford bicycle kick

Watford’s Danny Welbeck describes his goal against Norwich City as one of his best

Pictures from Watford’s win over Norwich City

BBC Sport Norwich had a late chance to grab an equaliser, but 19-year-old Adam Idah shot wide from five yards out when sliding in at the back post.

sky Watford boss Nigel Pearson on Welbeck’s performance: “He’s a player with a lot of ability and he’s had a really good career. To have a winner of such quality is great for us because it was a difficult game.

guardian Minute by minute

You could argue that neither of them was very good. Certainly this would be true of Norwich: a side capable of such elegant football in possession but often a gibbering, blubbering wreck without it. Of the many truly useless teams in Premier League history, Norwich are by far the best of them: cultured, ambitious and yet likely to be relegated with three games to spare. Watford are a more complex proposition. This was huge for them and yet so laboured and inept was their performance that it offered zero reassurance for the tougher tests to come: Newcastle, West Ham, Manchester City, Arsenal. You would not really back them to win any of those. They may not have to 

TelegraphThe last time Danny Welbeck scored a Premier League goal, he was still an Arsenal player and Boris Johnson was a backbench MP. What a way to emerge from a 23-month hibernation; a sensational overhead kick lighting up a drab game and securing Watford, the team he joined on a free transfer last August, all three points. It may prove the goal that keeps Waford in the Premier League.  

BHappy image If your only win in a dozen games is a riotous trashing of the then-unbeaten champions, that suggests you have more than a bit of a motivation problem. You can’t just wear deodorant on your wedding day.

FTRE image In what was arguably the biggest game since our return to the Premier League, the boys talk about a performance that saw the Hornets come back for the first time in a long time, a wonder goal from Danny Welbeck and if Troy Deeney gave enough after many fans calling for him to not be in the starting XI.

8th November 2019- Premier League, Norwich City 0 Watford 2

Referee: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 27,074
1-0
2-0

Match Report: Norwich City 0-2 Watford

Relive our coverage as Watford triumph at Norwich City

Watford beat Norwich City to move off Premier League basement

Watford’s win over Norwich City ‘lifts the pressure’, Quique Sanchez Flores believes

How we scored Watford’s performances in their win at Norwich City

Watford earned their first Premier League win of the season as they moved off the bottom of the table at the expense of opponents Norwich.

Gerard Deulofeu fired the visitors ahead after just 76 seconds but Norwich squandered numerous chances to score before half-time against a Watford side who had kept only one clean sheet on the road in 2019.

Minute by minute

Deulofeu was the architect, sending Alex Tettey to the floor before lofting a cross from the left on to the penalty spot, where Gray was waiting. The striker was marked by Jamal Lewis and, it seemed, tightly enough too. It turned out to be too tight, however, as Gray chose not to take a touch but simply backheel the ball past the full-back and beyond a non-plussed Krul.

Watford went down to ten men for the final quarter of the game, as Christian Kabasele was dismissed for a silly, second yellow card, but they were already 2-0 up and had enough to resist the troubled home side.

There’s no downplaying the tension. They’ve all been big games of course, all must-win games until we win one but coming before against an international break against a struggling opponent… surely now or, you know, if not never then perhaps too late. Significantly some big names are back in training and this announcement had built anticipation over the anxiety… Troy, Caps, Sarr, Seb, of whom Caps starts in midfield and Troy is a very welcome return to the bench. There’s a nervous energy rippling through the away seats.

There were smiles and hugs and celebrations among the Watford fans.  We have waited far too long for that victory and it was well deserved.  While the game was not a classic, once Watford took the lead we looked comfortable.  Deulofeu can be very frustrating, but he took his goal brilliantly and his assist for Gray’s goal was a thing of beauty (very reminiscent of the goal against Wolves in the cup semi-final).  It was wonderful to see Capoue back in the team and his presence in the midfield allowed Doucouré to put in his best performance for some time.  The defence was solid, and the lads did very well to keep their shape and organisation with only 10 men on the pitch.  With Capoue and Deeney both returning to fitness, the future is looking a lot brighter and we can go into the international break feeling much more positive about our prospects for the season.

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