Bad day for 10-man Watford as they suffer heavy Bournemouth defeat
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Pictures from Watford’s heavy Bournemouth defeat
David Brooks opened the scoring for the Cherries before Joshua King converted from the spot after being brought down by Christian Kabasele, who was sent off for a second bookable offence.
The result moves Bournemouth up to fifth in the Premier League after back-to-back wins, while Watford drop to eighth after failing to register a victory in their last four games.
Javi Gracia said Watford must now get down to work to ensure no repeat of their hefty defeat. “It has been the first game where we hadn’t competed at the same level as other games,” the Watford manager said. “Today we have conceded more chances, we’ve made more mistakes than in all the other games put together.”
Kabasele’s red card is the 13th for a Watford player since their return to the top flight in 2015 – more than any other Premier League side in that time.
the first 14 minutes were OK… Bournemouth dropped deep and invited us into congested areas, but we did an encouraging enough job having accepted said invitation. This culminated in Andre Gray’s shot being blocked as he span away on the right hand side of the area, and shortly afterwards the cumulative attritional effect of a series of attacks peeled open a space for Will Hughes to have a go. It was a relatively comfortable ask for Begović, who held the ball down to his right, but as an opening salvo it was perfectly acceptable.
You spend your whole week working, looking forward to the football at the weekend. Then it comes around and you end up sitting out in the rain, watching your team go down to ten men in the first half and end up losing 4-0 at home to Bournemouth.
The worst performance of the season so far. Jon, Colin and Mike are joined by our old friend Curtis from Denver – and his Mum. The 80 year old Martha came to her first home game EVER and shares some poignant observations of the Cherries.