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29th October 2022-Championship, Wigan Athletic 0 Watford 1

WFC.Net Jon Mark’s Goal Commentary: 1

Attendance: 10.642

BBC Sport: Joao Pedro headed in a late winner as Watford consigned Wigan to a fourth-straight defeat. The forward rose highest to meet Yaser Asprilla’s cross to plant a fine header past Latics goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

Sky Sports: Pedro’s effort earned Slaven Bilic’s side a third win in four games that leaves them two points off the play-off places.

Fran’s Watford Blog:  Just as we were settling for a point, a corner from Asprilla came back to him and he put in a lovely cross that João Pedro headed home to send the travelling Hornets wild.  There had been very few goal chances, but the Hornets thoroughly deserved the lead.

BHappy: There’s a lot to be said for an away venue that’s close to a motorway, even if that motorway has to be the M6.  The abundance of accessible car parks, including the one that we tumble out of and into the away turnstiles, is also handy and the steep, claustrophobic design means that this remains one of the better “new” grounds at which to watch football.  We’re two thirds of the back, but directly over the goalmouth – at West Ham you’d be in a different postcode.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/63354627

29th October 2019- League Cup Fourth Round, Everton 2 Watford 0

Referee: Simon Hooper
Attendance: 34,979

Match Report: Everton 2-0 Watford

Watford look to win at Everton in Carabao Cup fourth round

Watford beaten by Everton in the Carabao Cup fourth round

Quique Sanchez Flores blames bad decisions for Watford’s lack of creativity at Everton

Marco Silva describes Everton’s Carabao Cup victory over Watford as ‘fair’

Domingos Quina suffered a groin injury during Watford’s Carabao Cup loss to Everton

Everton advanced into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as goals from Mason Holgate and Richarlison secured a 2-0 victory over Watford at Goodison Park.

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores: “It was important to see [Domingos] Quina, to see [Sebastian] Prodl, to see [Dimitri] Foulquier, to see many players who are part of the squad. They are not playing too many minutes. “If we were able to win here then perfect, if we were not able to win, we need to set up for the next match at the weekend. We need all of them, in our situation we need all of them. The players got some confidence and they will need this for the future.”

Watford’s best chance came after an hour, a thunderous drive from Andre Gray that Jordan Pickford did well to parry. It was perhaps not the most difficult of saves, though Pickford was doing well just to be awake after enduring 60 soporific minutes as a spectator, and Gray’s shot came with little warning.

This was a generous cup draw for Silva. Watford’s league predicament at the bottom of the Premier League making this competition a distraction they could do without. Quique Sánchez Flores’ side look more organised since his appointment, even with eight changes from the last league game. Attacking flair is evidently an optional extra at this point of his rebuilding.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_EFL_Cup

29th October 2016-Premier League, Watford 1 Hull City 0

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clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary
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Relive all the action as Michael Dawson’s own goal gives Watford narrow victory over Hull City at Vicarage Road

Michael Dawson own goal gives Watford victory over Hull City and moves Walter Mazzarri’s men up to seventh in the Premier League

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri insists there is no doubt his side deserved to beat Hull City

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri maintains team did not pay any attention to allegations prior to Hull City win

Hull City boss Mike Phelan bemoans cruel winner for Watford at Vicarage Road

See how the Watford players rated in their narrow win over Hull City

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report: I resent the loss of midweek games, the loss of that looking forward to a week of work being interrupted by this nugget of excitement (or Rotherham at home, whatever) simply to accommodate Manchester United (for example) losing to some Danish team in a bloated competition that will give them plenty of second chances anyway.

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 A very poor Hull City visited Vicarage Road and gave Jon, Jason and Mike plenty to talk about. That and a certain forged letter make it another one of those fun weeks to be a Watford fan. COME ON YOU ORNS!

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report:There is always something special about the sense of anticipation in a pre-match crowd.  Also, as it was Watford playing Hull, there was neither a ticket tout nor a half-and-half scarf anywhere to be seen.

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 report:During half time Harry the Hornet was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero 2015/16’ award. It’s about time he was acknowledged for his efforts on a match day. With stunts ranging from celebrating with the players, to throwing away fan inflatables into the off-limits building site when the Sir Elton John stand was being built. Harry is real entertainment. 

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29th October 2011- Championship, Watford 3 Peterborough United 2

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Marvin Sordell’s first-half double helped lift Watford out of the Championship relegation zone.

There are three key reasons for the dramatic transformation in both our effectiveness and our watchableness; these will get the first three thunks.  The first was the early goal.  Only at Reading up to now had we got an early goal in a League game, and we hadn’t scored in front of an increasingly irritated and impatient home crowd before the 78th minute before this one.  Here,  particularly with elements of the crowd riled and ready to turn this game felt as if it could be a breaking point.  Mark Yeates’ drilled strike, capitalising on a defensive error but coming on the tail of a neat passing move as we started the game on the front foot, settled nerves, got the crowd square behind the team. 

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2011-10-29
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/29-october-2011/

29th October 2007, Championship, Crystal Palace 0 Watford 2

Leaders Watford moved six points clear of second-place Bristol City to leave Palace rooted in the relegation zone.

The squalor of Selhurst doesn’t really come across on the telly.

https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/29-october-2007/