Match Report: Wolves 2-0 Watford
Watford beaten by Wolverhampton Wanderers in bottom of the league clash
Watford’s search for a league win continues after Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat
Quique Sanchez Flores insists Watford are working hard to improve fortunes after Wolverhampton Wanderers loss
Watford players rated after defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nuno Espirito Santo describes Watford as ‘very tough’ opponents
Tom Cleverley thinks it will take time for Watford to improve
Tom Cleverley claims Watford’s game against Sheffield United is now of huge importance
Wolves climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory against Watford at Molineux, deepening Quique Sanchez Flores’ side’s troubles at the bottom of the Premier League table in the process.
A Matt Doherty strike followed by a Daryl Janmaat own goal either side of half-time was enough to secure the three points.
“We have problems, we have insecurities. We made easy mistakes that give advantage to an opponent. All these things happen when you are a bit down,” Sánchez Flores said. His general criticism soon gave way to a more specific critique however, with the Spaniard suggesting his players had not understood, or failed to act upon, his instructions.
Danny Welbeck, leading the line in his first Premier League start in almost a year, produced Watford’s best effort, the former Arsenal striker drawing a good save from Rui Patricio in the second half, but that was the only time the visitors really looked like scoring.
Wolves’ second took any fight out of us, and there was no praying for minutes as the board goes up, no suggestion of a fightback. Maybe all it would have taken was a goal, home fans suddenly nervous in the closing minutes, we’ll never know. In the same way there are several ways to interpret this game… given this vantage point, given last week, given no wins and such little fight it’s difficult not to be negative.
As I left work on Friday, I had a chat with one of my colleagues about our chances for the weekend. He reminded me that going to football was supposed to be fun. He is so right and, sadly, the games really aren’t fun at the moment. I hope that changes very soon.
A week on from the humiliation in Manchester, Mike and Colin talk through a trip up to the Black Country and, like all episodes of FTRE, tell their thoughts and feelings on life as a Watford fan.