Tag: Swansea City

30th December 2017- Premier League, Watford 1 Swansea City 2

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Watford Observer

Relive Watford v Swansea City: Hornets bottle another victory to somehow lose at home to Swans

Watford again pay price for failing to kill a game in Swansea City defeat

‘We made enough chances to win’ says Watford head coach Marco Silva after Swansea City defeat

‘I didn’t see much of a foul’ says Marco Silva of Molla Wague’s disallowed header

Watford vs Swansea City ratings: Hornets defenders struggle as Swans mount late comeback

Watford vs Swansea City: Defeat hard to take for Ben Watson after missed chances

BBC SportSwansea City staged a remarkable late fightback to beat Watford and give Carlos Carvalhal victory in his first game in charge of the Welsh side, lifting them off the bottom of the table.

skyGoals from Jordan Ayew and Luciano Narsingh saw Swansea stage a dramatic late comeback to earn a 2-1 win at Watford and move off the bottom of the Premier League table.

guardianFor Watford, this was a chastening defeat. Ahead in the match from the 10th minute after André Carrillo headed home, it appeared that they were cruising to victory. But Marco Silva’s men should have known that appearances can be deceptive. They seemed sure that a second goal would eventually arrive, but never actually scored it and have now given up more points from a winning position this season than any other club in the Premier League.

TelegraphThis might be the smallest chink of light that Carlos Carvalhal was imagining when he said his new team don’t “need a miracle to survive.”

BHappy image For f***’s sake…

FranIt is difficult to put into words how I felt after the game.  It had been incredibly frustrating as Watford were so much better than their opponents who showed little in the way of threat.  But the longer the game stayed at 1-0, the more likely it appeared that Swansea would leave Vicarage Road with at least a point.  It had been incredibly dull for most of the ninety minutes and Pete’s observation that the second half appeared as if it was being played at London Colney summed it up perfectly.  There was no sense of urgency or pressing to get a second goal and it cost us dearly.

The Hornets Nest Oh football, why must you be so cruel?

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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.

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15th April 2017- Premier League, Watford 1 Swansea City 0

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Watford Observer

Relive – Etienne Capoue’s strike the difference as Hornets sink Swans

Hornets reach 40 points with Swans success

Mazzarri not admitting Watford are safe yet

RATINGS: Defence on song in Swans win

Prodl eyes top 10 finish

BBC Sport Swansea defender Alfie Mawson made a costly error as his side were beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road to remain two points adrift of Premier League safety.

sky Swansea’s slide towards relegation continued on Saturday as Etienne Capoue’s first-half goal sealed a narrow 1-0 win for Watford in an error-strewn encounter at Vicarage Road.

guardian Paul Clement believes the visit of Stoke next Saturday is a must-win game for his Swansea side as they remain embroiled in the battle for Premier League survival.

TelegraphSwansea’s new manager seems to have lost his bounce. It is more than a month since Paul Clement last tasted victory and Swansea, with this defeat at Watford, have now lost their last six outings away from home.

Independent Swansea City’s relegation worries are deepening after an Alfie Mawson mistake handed Watford’s Etienne Capoue the winner at Vicarage Road and left Paul Clement’s side win no wins in six games and still sitting in the bottom three of the Premier League.

BHappy image I’ll just come right out with it. I’ve been seeing someone else.

FranDue to the lack of an Easter programme in the Premier League, we only had one game this weekend, so I felt oddly cheated but determined to make the most of the one that we had. 

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Why should this make me so frustrated? Well, my blog name contains an apostrophe and it makes me so annoyed when people forget it, because it’s simply not right.

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Watford 1-0 Swansea City

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22nd October 2016- Premier League, Swansea City 0 Watford 0

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Heurelho Gomes the hero as Watford claim point at Swansea in Bob Bradley’s first home game

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri admits team suffered during second half of Swansea City draw

Watford defender Sebastian Prodl says head coach Walter Mazzarri has plans to take Hornets to “another level”

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BHappy image report: Ten minutes in one of the blokes behind us announced that “this has got nil-nil written all over it”.  This was irritating… partly because it felt like a spoiler, partly because he was so obviously right and the sudden realisation, much as it had been staring us in the face since kick-off, deflated enthusiasm.

FTRE image Podcast:Jon and Jason are joined by Olly Wicken, author of Hornet Heaven, to talk about the match, but also the latest episode of Hornet Heaven, plus we put two objects in our list of Watford in 100 Objects.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-19-13-20report:Before kick-off, there was a minute’s silence to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.  I was very young indeed when it happened, but it still made a strong impression on me and, as an adult, the thought of a town losing a whole generation of children is beyond heartbreaking.  The silence was observed impeccably and it was good to see both teams wearing black armbands.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 report:The highlight of the first half came at the very end, when Capoue received a comical yellow card for physically lifting Leon Britton up off the pitch in an attempt to win the ball.

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12th September 2015- Premier League, Watford 1 Swansea City 0

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BBC SportOdion Ighalo’s second-half strike earned 10-man Watford their first Premier League victory of the season at the expense of in-form Swansea.

SKY imageThe Nigeria striker, who signed a new five-year deal last week, volleyed home Troy Deeney’s header across the box from a long goal-kick forward on 59 minutes – his second of the campaign.

TelegraphValon Behrami then made life more difficult for Watford than necessary, sent off for a stamp on the surprisingly anonymous André Ayew, but while Swansea struggled to mount a coherent reply, Watford not only adapted to the loss of a player but found enough extra energy to break away three times to come close to a second goal.

BHappy imageMost of all, this didn’t feel like a smash and grab win that a plucky underdog might hope to snaffle a handful of times a season.  Yes, we dropped deep in the dying minutes but there was no desperation, no lack of composure.  We took on a side that has beaten Manchester United, drawn at Chelsea, gotten everyone cooing.  And beat them.  No knocking that.

The Hornets NestSwansea are an excellent side who have started the season very well. But despite our league position and our failure to score in our last three league games, we had been playing good football and had only lost to Man City previously whilst not conceding any goals at home.

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