Tag: Sep2

2nd September 2018- Premier League, Watford 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

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Screen Shot 2018-09-03 at 12.42.09Referee:Andre Marriner     Attendance:20,141

Watford FC Official Site

Highlights: Watford 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Kabasele: “We Can Beat Anybody”

Gracia: “I Am Very Proud Of Them”

Janmaat: “We Really Deserved It”

Match Report: Watford 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary   Goals:  1   2

Watford Observer

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skyWatford came from behind to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season as two quickfire headers gave them a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Vicarage Road on Super Sunday.

BBC SportTottenham had scored a fortuitous opener as Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled into his own net but, after winning their first four league games for the first time in 30 years, it is the Hornets who join Liverpool and Chelsea on maximum points at the top of the table.

guardianTo the delight of Elton John, who sat in the posh seats, and every one of their other supporters, it was Watford rather than Tottenham who maintained their 100% start to the season. It is four wins out of four for them in the league and, for the first time since 1987, Watford triumphed in this fixture.

TelegraphNext up for Watford, after the international break, are Manchester United and a group of players with their own vulnerabilities. The likes of Deeney, unapologetically destructive on days like these, will target United’s pressure points with snarl and venom. “He is the captain, the spirit” said Gracia. “You can see always his example. He has not changed, he wants to win.”

BHappy imageHaving had to man the barricades at the end of the first half, Spurs’ goal came from nothing eight minutes into the second.  A loose clearance, an aimless low cutback from Moura and a freak deflection off Doucouré that wrong-footed Foster. The sort of goal that would normally be a hammer blow.  “You don’t give away goals like that against teams like this.  It can’t be our day.  They haven’t had to do much to earn that…”.

FranThere was a certain inevitability to the goal and we settled back to witness the defeat that was sure to come.  But the players were of a completely different mindset and the goal seemed to galvanise them into action.  First Gray hit a powerful shot that was just over the bar.  Then Deeney hit a shot across goal that took a deflection off Vertonghen before coming back off the inside of the post.  So close!  Spurs were rattled and Dembélé went into the referee’s book for pulling down Hughes.  Holebas took the resulting free kick which was met by Deeney who powered the header home to level the game and send the Rookery wild.

The Hornets NestI had been saying “take a point” in my mind throughout the week leading up to this game. Suddenly though, it felt as though all three points were a very real possibility.  As a corner came in, again a pinpoint delivery from Holebas, Craig Cathcart nodded it into the Rookery End net and Vicarage Road erupted.  I had never seen us beat Spurs in my whole life. In fact, the last time we beat Spurs I would have only been 1 year old, back in 1994.

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2nd September 1980-League Cup Second Round Second Leg, Watford 7 (Seven) Southampton 1 (After Extra Time, Watford won 7-5 on aggregate)

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Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 22.38.53Radio report taken from WFC.Net

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Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 22.52.13BSAD report: After the fourth went in we all went absolutely apeshit

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.10: In football, you can never give up hope. If you don’t believe in the impossible, what’s the point in playing?

The club chose to mark the scoreline by releasing a commemorative pen.

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This was featured in From The Rookery End’s ‘WFC in 100 objects’

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 23.09.38 WFC in 100 Objects – #11 7-1 Pen

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Taken from the programme on 13th September 1980-Division Two, Watford 2 Preston North End 1

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Taken from the programme on 19th September 2009- Championship, Watford 3 Leicester City 3

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