Tag: Southampton

27th January 2018- FA Cup Fourth Round, Southampton 1 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

Relive Southampton v Watford: Javi Gracia’s reign begins with defeat on south coast, as Hornet exit FA Cup

Javi Gracia’s Watford reign starts with FA Cup exit at Southampton

Javi Gracia says he has already seen a reaction from Watford players in wake of Southampton defeat

Anger at Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas from Watford fans defended by captain Ben Watson

Southampton v Watford ratings: Few positives from opening game of Javi Gracia reign

skyJack Stephens marked his 24th birthday with his first goal for Southampton as they progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 home win over Watford.

BBC SportInjury-hit Watford struggled to create but nearly forced a replay, Christian Kabasele heading wide in added time.

guardianIt was an afternoon of disgruntlement in the stands. While a portion of Southampton’s supporters maintained their burgeoning FA Cup tradition of voicing disapproval with Mauricio Pellegrino’s substitutions, jeering when the Argentinian replaced Sofiane Boufal with Maya Yoshida in the second half, that burst of dissent felt mild in comparison to the moment when Christian Kabasele and José Holebas had to be pulled away from a disagreement with a few Watfordfans after an otherwise forgettable game.

TelegraphThe general sense of malaise was compounded here by conceding inside four minutes and, while there was mostly sarcasm in the fans’ appraisal of a team that have now lost nine out of their last 13 matches, the scenes on the final whistle were angry.

FranMore than one person mentioned yesterday that I usually find something positive to say about games.  Sadly, I cannot find anything good to say about that game either on or off the pitch. 

The Hornets NestI felt sorry for Gracia after his first game in charge. A ridiculous number of injuries and a fan base that appear to be turning against the players with every game. The new-manager bounce we so badly wanted and needed had the complete opposite effect and as supporters we have ourselves to blame too, we weren’t at the races.

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13th January 2018- Premier League, Watford 2 Southampton 2

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IMG_1487To mark the first anniversary of GT’s passing Roy Moore of the 1881 organised a show of scarves as the teams came out of the tunnel.

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

Watford Observer

Relive Watford v Southampton: Hornets secure late draw with Saints through Abdoulaye Doucoure header

Late Abdoulaye Doucoure goal snatches a draw for Watford against Southampton

Watford head coach Marco Silva happy ‘risky’ changes helped salvage Southampton draw

Watford’s players were told ‘what they deserved to hear’ by Marco Silva at half-time of Southampton draw

Watford vs Southampton ratings: Troy Deeney makes the difference as defensive frailties go on

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9th September 2017- Premier League, Southampton 0 Watford 2

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

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Southampton v Watford: Abdoulaye Doucoure fires Watford ahead at St Mary’s before Daryl Janmaat adds a second as Watford go fourth

Abdoulaye Doucoure and Daryl Janmaat fire Watford to Southampton win

GALLERY: A selection of pictures from Watford’s win at Southampton

Watford defender Kiko Femenia rushed to hospital after injury in 2-0 win at Southampton

Marco Silva delighted with Watford’s performance in Southampton win

Watford v Southampton ratings: Abdoulaye Doucoure edges midfield marks in superb win on South Coast

BBC SportWatford scored two spectacular goals as they deservedly won away at Southampton to move up to fourth in the Premier League table.

skyWatford ground out an industrial 2-0 win away at Southampton thanks to superb strikes from Abdoulaye Doucoure and substitute Daryl Janmaat to maintain coach Marco Silva’s unbeaten start to the season.

guardianLong-range strikes from Abdoulaye Doucouré and Daryl Janmaat ended Southampton’s unbeaten start to the season and lifted Watford into the top four. The goals secured a 2-0 victory for the upwardly mobile Hornets in a game where Saints’ struggles in front of goal continued.

IndependentLong-range strikes from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Daryl Janmaat ended Southampton’s unbeaten start and lifted Watford into the top four.

TelegraphTwo excellent strikes from distance, one either side of half-time, gave Watford a deserved victory as Marco Silva continued his impressive start with the Hornets. First Abdoulaye Doucoure, then Daryl Janmaat both capitalised on unconvincing Southampton clearances to score low from 25 yards as the Saints were again bereft of creativity.

BHappy imageWe’ve won impressively and deservedly against intimidating opponents.  But we’ve not won like this.  It’s not that we merited the win; that’s beyond dispute but not unique.  It was the way we crushed Southampton between our jaws.  The way that, more than merely deserving to win the game we were much, much better than our opponents.  Play this game a hundred times, we win ninety nine times.  Away to Southampton, a side who it could be argued are a reasonable target for our ambition in some ways. The victory is absolute, awesome, magnificent and magnificently straightforward.

FranAfter the game each encounter with a fellow Horn started with “How good was that?”  Watford had completely dominated the game against a team that I would consider to be one of our main competitors.

The Hornets NestIt’s alright this football malarkey isn’t it?  Of course, it helps when your team are playing like no one can stop them.

Hornet effectMarco Silva had arrived at Watford without a Premier League away win. However, the Portuguese head coach now has two in as many games as the outstanding Golden Boys took all three points at St Mary’s this afternoon

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4th March 2017-Premier League, Watford 3 Southampton 4

Previously v Southampton

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-44.pngRelive Watford v Southampton: Manic final 10 minutes gives Saints victory

Watford score three but can have few complaints about defeat

Mazzarri: Players did not sacrifice enough in Saints defeat

imgres.png Southampton bounced back from their EFL Cup final heartbreak to beat Watford in an entertaining encounter at Vicarage Road.

sky.png Nathan Redmond scored twice as Southampton squeezed past Watford 4-3 in an entertaining encounter at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

guardian.png Southampton’s manager, Claude Puel, joked it would take four defenders to stop Manolo Gabbiadini from scoring as the Italian continued his hot streak.

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 21.41.15.pngManolo Gabbiadini continued his thunderous introduction to English football, scoring his sixth goal in four games, to help Claude Puel’s side put their EFL Cup Final defeat behind them.  Southampton again looked rocky in defence but were exceptional going forward and caused Walter Mazzarri’s sluggish side all sorts of problems as they climbed back into the top half of the Premier League.

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