Tag: Sunderland

1st April 2017- Premier League- Watford 1 Sunderland 0

Previously v Sunderland

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22 Clips of Jon Marks commentary

Goal 1

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Relive Watford’s vital victory over rock-bottom Black Cats

Britos secures big Watford win

Mazzarri calls on players to replicate Sunderland display and secure survival

Player ratings: How did the Hornets fair against Sunderland?

imgres Miguel Britos’ second-half header ended Watford’s four-game winless run, giving them victory over Sunderland and leaving David Moyes’ side rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.

sky A first club goal from Miguel Britos gave Watford a 1-0 win against Sunderland, meaning David Moyes’ side are now seven points off Premier League safety.

guardian David Moyes remained phlegmatic after this match, insisting another escape from the drop remains possible. Walter Mazzarri, for his part, insisted his team had never been part of a relegation scrap. But the truth was visible on the pitch at the final whistle as Watford players erupted in jubilation and Sunderland players fell to their knees.

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 21.41.15A week ago, Jermain Defoe was making a goalscoring return for England but it was back to business as usual yesterday with Sunderland, who are looking increasingly doomed after failing to score for the fifth successive game.

BHappy image The thing about losing a rubbish game before an international break is that you have two weeks of fidgeting before getting back to it.  A period in which you can afford, or pretend, to forget about bloody football for a bit for, what, half an hour or so?  Before focusing intently on the forthcoming game.  For two weeks.  Minus the five minutes or so for which internationals distracted you.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-19-13-20 Just before the half hour, Niang went on a wonderful forward run but, after doing all the hard work his shot was straight at a defender.  As the play returned to the other end of the pitch, he just ambled around.  I wondered whether he had an injury, but it soon became clear that he just needed a sit down after his exertions.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 It was refreshing to see us play some good football and get a deserved win, refreshing to know we can still grind out a victory, refreshing to know that there’s now no international football until June.

English Premier League Table »
Burnley 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Hull City 2-1 West Ham United
Leicester City 2-0 Stoke City
Liverpool 3-1 Everton
Manchester United 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth
Watford 1-0 Sunderland

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15th May 2016- Premier League, Watford 2 Sunderland 2

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BBC Sport Quique Sanchez Flores’ final game as Watford manager was an entertaining draw with Sunderland at Vicarage Road.

sky Troy Deeney’s second-half penalty secured a point for Watford as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sunderland in Quique Sanchez Flores’ final game in charge.

TelegraphOutgoing Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores feels his job was “complete” after guiding the club to Premier League safety this season.

Independent Quique Sanchez Flores, the outgoing Watford manager, paid tribute to the “unbelievable” Vicarage Road fans – but told his successor that all the ingredients are there to replicate if not improve on the club’s best season for 29 years.

BHappy image In the end, there’s not an awful lot left to say. This final day – but for Spurs’ hilarious ineptitude in Newcastle – was a dead rubber all round, and at Vicarage Road no less than anywhere. The club had even taken the step of confirming what we had kinda known was coming by making the end-of-season announcement as if this fixture had been forgotten about, someone left in the pub as it was locked up and shut down since everyone had forgotten that it had gone to use the loo. It was clearly the right thing to do, providing the platform for a noisy send-off rather than, as might have transpired, a bitter end-of-season catastrophe to add to the growing catalogue of the Pozzo era… but either way, Sunderland had done their thing and were similarly inconvenienced to the extent that they made nine changes and afforded two debuts. The Hornets’ line-up contained few surprises, prompting a brief cheer from ig who argued that anything other than the bloody-minded defiance that has characterised the end of Flores’ spell in charge would be wholly unfitting. Cathcart at right-back again? Of course he is.

English Premier League Table »
Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City
Everton 3-0 Norwich City
Newcastle United 5-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United
Swansea City 1-1 Manchester City
Watford 2-2 Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool

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7th February 2004- New Division One, Watford 2 Sunderland 2

BBC SportDarren Byfield’s goal on his debut just four minutes from time saw Sunderland claw their way back from a two-goal deficit to steal a share of the spoils.

BSAD imageReally, much of this was very good indeed. Not in a tidy, graceful, stylish way, for we can hardly expect to see much that’s glorious and elegant at the moment. Nor in an organised, solid, nerveless way either, for we courted disaster on a few occasions, even before the late Sunderland fightback. But in a battling, struggling, fighting way, it was pretty much beyond criticism. As we know only too well, there are barely three or four players in the entire squad who can reasonably be considered to be in good form at the moment, yet there were many more here who were giving it absolutely everything in an attempt to get through the sticky patch. That’s more than half the battle, right there. And it’s a battle that we seem ready to fight, at long last.

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