WFC.Net Jon Marks Goal Commentary: 1 2 3 4
BBC Sport: Harry Maguire was sent off as beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered more misery in an emphatic defeat at Watford.
Sky Sports: United could easily have been behind inside six minutes after Scott McTominay’s clumsy foul on Josh King gave Watford an early penalty, but Kiko Femenia’s goal on the rebound from Ismaila Sarr’s saved spot-kick was ruled out for encroachment, and Sarr was again denied by De Gea from the retake.
BHappy: You don’t get to fail to convert a penalty once against United let alone twice and still expect it to be your day. They were poor, poor penalties too and Isma’s longevity in this role has to be questioned. The second had been necessitated after Kiko encroached before joyfully converting the rebound off the first, the inevitability of celebrations being terminated clear as soon as the exemplary Jonathan Moss put his finger to his ear. As United cleared the rebound off the second we exhaled and waited for the sucker punch.
Fran’s Watford Blog: The Hornets took the lead just before the half hour mark, an attempted clearance by Wan-Bissaka dropped to Dennis who cut the ball back for King whose shot beat De Gea to send the Watford faithful wild. It was a lead that the Hornets thoroughly deserved. The Vicarage Road faithful greeted the goal with an ironic chorus of “Ole’s at the Wheel.”
The Guardian:In a rare moment of note at the other end Foster repelled a half-volley from Marcus Rashford, who joined McTominay in departing halfway through. But Watford, spurred by the surges of Moussa Sissoko and cleverly prompted by the young midfielder Imran Louza, could have scored at least once more before Sarr exploited acres of space on the right of the box to arrow a thrilling finish into the far corner. De Gea will be vexed that Pedro, a substitute, shot through him but was beaten more comprehensively from an angle by the superb Dennis. Watford departed to cheers and a sense that, having lifted them four points clear of the relegation zone, Claudio Ranieri is capable of keeping them up.