Tag: Nov21

21st November 2015- Premier League, Watford 1 Manchester United 2

Referee:Robert Madley
Attendance:20,702
https://www.skysports.com/football/watford-vs-man-utd/teams/341315
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Troy Deeney’s last-minute own goal gave injury-hit Manchester United victory over Watford at Vicarage Road. Deeney looked to have earned a point for the Hornets with a late penalty, but then slid home a Bastian Schweinsteiger cross. Memphis Depay – starting a Premier League match for the first time since 4 October – netted United’s opener, volleying home an Ander Herrera cross.

Watford equalised with three minutes remaining through Deeney’s penalty after Odion Ighalo was brought down by Marcos Rojo – the first goal United had conceded in nearly 11 hours of football in all competitions.

There was one moment of serious concern for United. Young was caught in possession by Etienne Capoue, who presented Odion Ighalo with a clear opening only for the Nigerian marksman to shoot over midway through the first half.

Those final few minutes will be hard for Troy Deeney to absorb. Watford’s captain appeared to have rescued a point for the hosts when he shattered David de Gea’s magnificent resistance with a penalty in the 87th minute and it seemed that the day would end in frustration for United, who had spurned so many chances after Memphis Depay’s early goal. Yet the sucker punch came when Deeney’s attempt to clear Bastian Schweinsteiger’s shot ended with the ball trickling over the line. “It was painful,” Quique Sánchez Flores said.

It’s cold.  Bloody cold.   This sort of detail doesn’t feature in any statistical record of a season, but it should, it can be a defining piece of information.  Think… Torquay in the Auto Windscreens Shield.  Fulham on the last day of the season in 1998.  Any visit to bloody Oldham.  Characterised by the weather. Lest this slip through the cracks of your memory, should soccerbase fail to expand their database to accommodate weather conditions, let it be recorded for posterity that it’s cold.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2015-11-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/premier-league/23-november-2015/

21st November 2009- Championship, Watford 3 Scunthorpe United 0

Heidar Helguson scored a brace to help Watford sink Scunthorpe.

The more this goes on, the greater is the credence to the argument that we’re not playing a succession of bad teams at home… we’re making teams look bad. Our midfield was again phenomenal, Lansbury and Cowie in particular standing out, and that movement and ball retention is going to expose plenty of teams, even those that haven’t had to cope with an early morning hotel fire alarm like Scunny. It could have been six.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2009-11-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/21-november-2009/

21st November 1998-New Division One, Watford 4 Crewe Alexandra 2

BSAD imageBSAD report:In a parallel universe, things are very different. Graham Taylor’s reign at Wolves continues, the Molineux fans having kept patience with their manager for long enough to allow him to end their quest for Premiership status. As his side challenges for a UEFA cup spot, rumours of promotion for Taylor to a job at a bigger club surface with each new vacancy…but no-one is loopy enough to mention a return to Watford.

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