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26th September 2018- League Cup Third Round, Tottenham Hotspur 2 Watford 2 (Tottenham won 4-2 on penalties) at Stadium MK

The game was played at Stadium MK as Tottenham’s new stadium was still not ready to be used and their temporary home, Wembley Stadium, was unavailable as it had hosted an Anthony Joshua title fight the previous weekend.

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Referee: Lee Mason  Attendance: 23,650

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

Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Watford [4-2 On Pens]

Gracia: “I Am Very Proud Of All Of Them”

Success: “We Fought Really Hard To The End”

Gallery: Tottenham v Watford

Highlights: Tottenham 2-2 Watford [4-2 On Pens]

Wilmot: “It Gives You That Bit More Desire To Start”

News: Kabasele Appeal Upheld

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford: Dele Alli strikes decisive spot kick as Hornets exit Carabao Cup on penalties

Watford knocked out of Carabao Cup by Tottenham Hotspur on penalties after 2-2 draw

Watford player ratings: Isaac Success the standout performer in Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham Hotspur

PICTURES: Watford knocked out of Carabao Cup by Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford: Isaac Success takes pride in Carabao Cup defeat

Watford: Javi Gracia delighted with squad players despite Tottenham Hotspur loss

BBC SportIsaac Success put Watford ahead, goals from Alli and Erik Lamela made it 2-1 before Etienne Capoue equalised.

skyAfter Capoue and Domingos Quina missed spot-kicks in the shoot-out, Alli stepped up to send Spurs through to the fourth round.

TelegraphFor this odd occasion at Milton Keynes, Mauricio Pochettino made the local boy his captain. And within five minutes Alli was belting the length of the pitch to earn a corner. It was a run which drew nostalgic applause from the thousand or so MK Dons fans who, to add further to the oddness of the occasion, were stationed above the Watford contingent.

guardianJavi Gracia had made even more changes, with Craig Cathcart the only survivor from the lineup that has started all six of Watford’s league games this season. But Watford, too, were eager to advance and Gracia introduced Christian Kabasele from the bench in the 77th minute to help protect their lead.  Three minutes later the Belgian was on his way back off again, shown a red card after his challenge led to Alli tumbling to the floor. Alli got up to score from the penalty spot. Gracia was dismayed by the sending off – “I cannot understand this decision,” he said, before indicating that Watford would appeal against it.

The Hornets NestIf you want my personal opinion on playing at a neutral venue, I thought it was an absolute farce and makes a mockery of the whole competition.  If you are entering a cup competition and you know full well you will not be able to fulfill a fixture, you either agree to reverse it and play away from home, or you don’t enter the competition at all.

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26th September 2016- Premier League, Burnley 2 Watford 0

Previously v Burnley

WFC imageOfficial site

Match review

“We Didn’t Show Up” – Gomes

“I’m Improving All The Time”-Isaac Success

WO image Official site

Live text coverage

Woeful Watford slump to Burnley defeat

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri dismayed by side’s performance in Burnley defeat

Burnley manager Sean Dyche keeps quiet over quality of Watford performance – but says Clarets “did a very good job” on Walter Mazzarri’s side

Heurelho Gomes apologises to travelling fans after dreadful Watford display at Burnley

Watford head coach Mazzarri insists side did not underestimate Burnley after Manchester United win

See how we rated the Watford players in their woeful performance against Burnley at Turf Moor

BBC image report

BBC image Troy Deeney: Watford players ‘bullied’ in Burnley defeat

BHappy image report:Enduring this is what makes trips like West Ham special.

FTRE image podcast:Undone by a fat Peter Andre

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26th September 2009- Championship, Reading 1 Watford 1

This was the first and only time we faced Brendan Rodgers’ Reading side.  He quit as Hornets boss in the summer to become the Royals manager just two weeks after saying that journalists who continually linked him with the Reading job were questioning his integrity.

Watford Observer‘No contact at all’ from Reading for Brendan Rodgers

He was sacked by Reading on 16th December 2009 when they were 20th.  Under his management they only won 5 league games.

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BBC SportReading’s wait for a home league win goes on after Danny Graham scored a second-half equaliser for Watford.  One ex-Watford player, Jobi McAnuff, set up another, Grzegorz Rasiak, to give Reading an early lead.

BHappy imageLook, we weren’t there, ok? So if you’re looking for insightful thunks you’d better look somewhere else; the reasons for non-attendance shall, as ever, remain private but it should go without saying that it was fairly heavy stuff.  I’m assuming that people will want to discuss the match anyway, so do so here if you really must.

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More games from 26th September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep26/

26th September 2000- League Cup Second Round Second Leg, Watford 0 Notts County 2 (After Extra Time, 3-3 on aggregate, Watford won on the away goals rule)

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BSAD image BSAD reports: Even having been there to witness it, it seems barely possible that this can have been worse than the first leg against Cheltenham. But it was. Much worse. An absolute abomination, a performance that rotted away before your very eyes. Jesus.

This was a slippery slope of a game, often literally, which started out brightly, with plenty of early forward insurgencies and more than competent defensive work. But as the minutes began to crawl by, the Curse of Worthington enveloped Vicarage Road, sucking the life from our fine body of men, leaving them at first on a par with, and finally below, way below, their industrious but seemingly unambitious lower-league opponents.

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