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23rd September 2023- Championship, Leeds United 3 Watford 0


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BBC: The Whites dominated the 90 minutes with Georginio Rutter having a goal ruled out for offside and Daniel Bachmann keeping a muted Watford on level terms with a string of excellent saves during the first half.

Sky: Piroe gave Leeds the lead midway through the second half as he volleyed home to finish off a fine move by Daniel Farke’s side. Byram capped his return to the side as he headed in from a corner and Anthony’s late goal moved Leeds up to fifth in the table having seen off a Watford outfit who rarely threatened.

Watford Observer: Live Feed

Gulf between teams finally reflected in result after Watford hung on for an hour

Ismael disappointed Watford did not force Leeds to work harder

Skipper says some of the Watford players were ‘a bit scared’

Fran’s Watford Blog: Bachmann was the first player to come over to the travelling Hornets, he looked very shame-faced but, without his saves, Leeds would have scored 7.  We were glad to get out of Elland Road and decided to avoid the bus and walk back into the City.  It was a beautiful afternoon and the walk was very pleasant indeed.  There was time for another beer before I caught the train home.  The post-match analysis was brief.  Watford had been absolutely awful, creating almost nothing.  They couldn’t string two passes together for large portions of the game.  Bachmann had been superb and had prevented the score being embarrassing.  Ironically, the Hornets had been marginally better in the second half, particularly after Asprilla came on.  But the fact that the first shot on target came in the 94th minute tells you everything about the game.  The atmosphere at Elland Road was typically unpleasant and our position at the front of the top section meant that we spent much of the second half having to peer around security staff and police officers who were there to keep the fans apart.  A horrible set up.

From the Rookery End: We pick apart the dismal display, look at whether Valerian Ismael got his team selection right, and we attempt to work out how we should all be feeling about this team after 8 games that have provided plenty of ups and downs.


23rd September 2017- Premier League, Swansea City 1 Watford 2

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Watford Observer

RELIVE – SWANSEA CITY v WATFORD: Richarlison’s 89th-minute winner ensures Hornets set record-breaking run on the road

Richarlison scores 90th minute winner as Watford overcome Swansea City in Premier League clash

GALLERY: A selection of images from Watford’s win at Swansea City

Marco Silva praises match-winner Richarlison as Watford make history with Swansea City victory

WATFORD RATINGS: Adrian Mariappa’s warrior-like showing typifies win at Swansea

Adrian Mariappa wondered if Watford would crumble after Swansea City equaliser at Liberty Stadium but says ‘fighting spirit’ earned Hornets victory

WATFORD FAN’S VIEW: We learned how Hornets respond to being under pressure at Swansea – and they did just fine

BBC SportRicharlison struck in the 90th minute as Watford survived a Swansea City fightback to claim a dramatic win at the Liberty Stadium.

skyRicharlison’s late winner helped Watford edge past Swansea 2-1 and record a third successive Premier League victory away from home.

guardianPaul Clement blamed himself for Swansea’s third straight Premier League home defeat against Watford.

IndependentBrazillian Richarlison scored an 89th minute winner to deny Swansea a point after Tammy Abraham had scored his first goal at the Liberty Stadium.

TelegraphWatford got back on the winning trail in dramatic fashion as Richarlison pounced on a Swansea error to snatch victory in the final throes at the Liberty Stadium.

FranThis week, the Watford family lost someone very special. Stephen Todd, known to his football friends as Toddy, was a lifelong Watford fan. He regularly travelled to away games and was a stalwart at club events. He was an enthusiastic member of the Norfolk Hornets and a regular contributor to various fanzines over the years, where his quirky sense of humour shone through. More than that, he was one of my closest friends, someone who always added laughter to a social occasion. Sadly, he has had a number of health issues over the past year, but has bravely soldiered on and travelled to see the tremendous game at Southampton before his final appearance at last week’s defeat to Manchester City. As the news of his passing reached the club, I was very moved to see a tweet from Troy on how much he would be missed. Similar sentiments were expressed on social media by Luther, Gibbsy, Nick Cox, Ross Wilson, Dave Messenger and Jon Marks. The kind words from the great and the good were echoed by many fellow fans and this outpouring of love has bought great comfort to his family and friends. I will miss him terribly.

The Hornets NestAs I arrived at the ground the sheer silly-ness of the Welsh language was clear for all to see.

Hornet effectThe Golden Boys posted three successive away wins in the top flight for the first time in their history following another classic performance on the road. The record-breaking feat was the best possible response to the heavy defeat by Manchester City.

A third consecutive away win for Watford, and things feel a lot better than they did 7 days ago. Jon and Mike, with Colin Mace on the phone, talk about the game and Marco’s Silva’s half time tactical changes. 

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23rd September 2000- New Division One, Stockport County 2 Watford 3


BBC Sport: The Hornets were cruising at 2-0 when Mooney needlessly got himself sent off in the 53rd minute.

Daily Telegraph, 25 Sep 2000

BSAD: It’s a great result, obviously, and annoyance at certain aspects of the performance doesn’t change that. They might’ve been tipped for relegation by Mr Rowson and their league position might back that theory up…but Stockport looked much better than that. The home fans who were virtually unanimous in blaming the defeat on the referee really ought to look closer to home – their team did enough to have got something out of the game without the help of the officials. We did enough to help them, too.


23rd September 1995- New Division One, Watford 1 Birmingham City 1

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BSAD imageBSAD report: The pattern of recent Watford performances has been somewhat mediocre – I’ve struggled on occasions to pick out a star player from those in yellow shirts. Not so with this game. Although certain individuals (hi Gary!) were way below par, others – namely Miller, Foster, Millen and Moralee – were absolutely outstanding and earnt a point we arguably didn’t deserve.

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