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‘Amazing’ Andre Gray earns the plaudits from Watford boss Xisco Munoz

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA4 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz hailed an “amazing performance” from Andre Gray after the striker netted twice in a 2-0 win against Wycombe.Victory moves the Hornets level on points with second-placed Brentford but with an inferior goal difference.Gray scored his first goals since early November, and Munoz was quick to defend his player against criticism.He said: “Sometimes when yo...Full Story »

Watford set sights on automatic places after Wycombe win

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA7 hits

Watford moved level on points with second-placed Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship after claiming a 2-0 win against struggling Wycombe at Vicarage Road.Two goals from Andre Gray were enough for the Hornets, who now have an automatic promotion place in their sights following the Bees’ defeat at leaders Norwich.Watford gave a first league start to midfielder Philip Zinckernagel, while th...Full Story »

Watford duo Joao Pedro and Nathaniel Chalobah suspended for Wycombe visit

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by PA11 hits

Watford will be without suspended duo Joao Pedro and Nathaniel Chalobah for Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with bottom club Wycombe.Brazilian forward Pedro serves a one-match ban following his red card against Bournemouth on Saturday, while midfielder Chalobah begins a two-match absence after collecting his 10th booking of the season at the Vitality Stadium.Hornets captain Troy Dee...Full Story »

Arnaut Danjuma nets winner as Bournemouth beat Watford in ill-tempered clash

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2021 by PA11 hits

Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal as Bournemouth picked up a crucial 1-0 win over Championship promotion rivals Watford in an ill-tempered game which both teams finished with 10 men.Danjuma fired the winner – his seventh goal of the season – 16 minutes into the second half to end the Cherries’ two-matching losing streak.Bournemouth’s victory was marred by a multi-player...Full Story »

David Brooks blow for Bournemouth ahead of Watford match

Posted Friday, February 26, 2021 by PA14 hits

Bournemouth are set to be without David Brooks for the visit of Watford in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.The midfielder hurt his ankle in training and has been ruled out for up to five weeks.The game is expected to come too soon for defender Jack Stacey, who is due to return to training next week with a knee problem.But Dominic Solanke returned to training this week having been out since ...Full Story »

Watford boss Xisco Munoz talks up Joao Pedro after another fine display

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA5 hits

Watford boss Xisco Munoz praised “exciting” Joao Pedro after the forward scored one and set two up in the 3-2 win at Blackburn.The 19-year-old’s ninth goal of the season – a delicate lob – set the Hornets on their way, before his shot was eventually turned home by Ismaila Sarr for Watford’s second.Harvey Elliott halved the deficit before the break but Joao the...Full Story »

Watford keep promotion push going as Blackburn lose again

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA10 hits

Watford maintained their promotion charge as they made it four Championship wins in a row by defeating out-of-form Blackburn 3-2.All the visitors’ front three found the net as they stayed level on points with second-placed Brentford.Joao Pedro’s deft lob – his third goal in as many games – put Watford ahead before Ismaila Sarr’s close range tap-in doubled the advant...Full Story »

Blackburn will be without Sam Gallagher for visit of Watford

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by PA20 hits

Blackburn will be without Sam Gallagher for the visit of Watford in the Sky Bet Championship.Gallagher was taken to hospital at half-time in Saturday’s defeat at Nottingham Forest after an awkward fall. Scans have revealed severe bruising to a lung and while the injury is expected to sideline the striker for several weeks, it is not as bad as first feared.Right-back Ryan Nyambe, who limped...Full Story »

Watford improve promotion prospects with home defeat of Derby

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2021 by PA10 hits

Watford moved level on points with second-placed Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship thanks to a 2-1 victory at home to Derby.Two goals in two minutes midway through the first half, first from Joao Pedro and Will Hughes, set the Hornets up for their first ever double over Derby.Wayne Rooney’s visitors were aggrieved to see a reply controversially ruled out before the break but pulled a g...Full Story »

Achilles injury rules Troy Deeney out of Watford’s game against Derby

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2021 by PA13 hits

Watford captain Troy Deeney will miss his side’s Sky Bet Championship game with Derby and faces several weeks on the sidelines.A scan has revealed Deeney sustained damage to his Achilles tendon in the game against Coventry on February 6 and he will be monitored before a second scan in a fortnight’s time.Defender Jeremy Ngakia has returned to training after missing the last two games ...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz pleased to see Watford play with passion in win at Preston

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by PA5 hits

Watford boss Xisco Munoz felt his side implemented his personal playing style perfectly in a 1-0 win at Preston.The Hornets climbed to third in the Championship table as Joao Pedro earned and converted a penalty to make it back-to-back league victories.Incredibly, rumblings about Xisco’s future had emerged after a three-game winless run earlier in February but the Spaniard felt their win i...Full Story »

Joao Pedro penalty hands Watford victory at Preston

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by PA5 hits

Joao Pedro won and then converted a penalty to give Watford a 1-0 win at Preston in a game more entertaining than the solitary goal suggested.The Brazilian forward was brought down by Tom Barkhuizen and stroked home the spot-kick to make it back-to-back league wins for the Hornets, who move up to third in the Championship table.Preston’s struggles at home continue, picking up 14 points fro...Full Story »

Anthony Gordon to be assessed ahead of Preston’s clash with Watford

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by PA16 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil will check on the fitness of midfielder Anthony Gordon before finalising his squad for the visit of Watford.Gordon is on loan from Everton for the rest of the season and made his debut for the club in the defeat to Rotherham, but missed Friday’s win over Blackburn with what Neil called “a slight niggle”.Sean Maguire also missed the game at Ewood Park t...Full Story »

Smells like team spirit to boss Xisco Munoz as Watford humble Bristol City

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA6 hits

Xisco Munoz challenged his Watford players to maintain the standards they showed in the crushing 6-0 defeat of Bristol City at Vicarage Road.Munoz’s side put aside their recent dip in form to register an emphatic win that moved the fourth-placed Hornets to within six points of the Sky Bet Championship’s automatic promotion places.Ken Sema and Ismaila Sarr both scored twice, with Will...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr scores twice as Watford put six past Bristol City

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA8 hits

Ismaila Sarr struck twice as Watford inflicted a crushing 6-0 defeat on Bristol City at Vicarage Road to get their promotion challenge back on track.Xisco Munoz’s side came into this game without a win and having scored just once in their previous three league games.But they returned to form in stunning style, racing into a four-goal half-time lead before cruising to the comfortable victor...Full Story »

Watford put six past Bristol City in emphatic return to winning ways

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA9 hits

Watford stayed fourth in the Sky Bet Championship after a stunning first-half display saw them hammer Bristol City 6-0 at Vicarage Road.A combination of Ken Sema and Taylor Moore saw the Hornets go ahead early before Ismaila Sarr doubled the lead after 15 minutes, setting the platform for an 11th home win from 15 outings this season.Will Hughes’ deflected strike and a Sema effort gave Watf...Full Story »

Dan Gosling fully fit for Watford

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2021 by PA6 hits

Dan Gosling is in line to make his Watford debut when Bristol City visit.The midfielder joined from Bournemouth last month and is now up to speed and available for selection.Kiko Femenia is also in contention having missed the last two games with a knock but the fixture is likely to come too soon for Isaac Success, despite his return to training following a lengthy hamstring complaint.Christian ...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz wants Watford to fix their travel issues to get back on track

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2021 by PA4 hits

Watford boss Xisco Munoz admitted his goal-shy Hornets must remedy their travel sickness if they are to force their way into automatic promotion contention after a frustrating 0-0 draw at Coventry.The Hornets have scored just seven goals in 14 Championship away games, claiming 16 points from a possible 42, and are five points behind second-placed Swansea having played a game more.They did come c...Full Story »

Watford draw blank in stalemate with Coventry

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2021 by PA7 hits

Troy Deeney hit the woodwork late on but goal-shy Watford fired another blank on their travels in a 0-0 draw at stalemate specialists Coventry.The Hornets’ away form is in danger of dashing their automatic promotion push as Xisco Munoz’s side, five points off the top two, failed to score for an eighth time on the road this season.After being second best throughout, Watford rallied in...Full Story »

Amadou Bakayoko missing for Coventry against Watford

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2021 by PA8 hits

Coventry will be without forward Amadou Bakayoko for the visit of Watford in the Sky Bet Championship.Bakayoko was knocked out during a collision with Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba during Tuesday’s defeat at St Andrew’s.Although the 25-year-old has since been discharged from hospital after neck and head scans showed no damage, he is not permitted to play for at least ...Full Story »

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