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Watford trio forced to miss home fixture against Preston

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020 by PA10 hits

Three Watford players will miss the home game against Preston as they self isolate after testing positive for coronavirus.The unnamed trio were forced to sit out Wednesday night’s goalless draw at Bristol City and the Hornets confirmed in a statement that “three professionals from its first-team squad are currently serving a 10-day period of isolation due to positive tests for COVID-...Full Story »

Bristol City and Watford play out goalless draw at Ashton Gate

Posted Thursday, November 26, 2020 by PA5 hits

Championship high-flyers Bristol City and Watford cancelled each other out at Ashton Gate as the game ended goalless.City goalkeeper Dan Bentley made the save of the match in the 74th minute, showing great reactions to tip over a shot from Domingos Quina.Striker Antoine Semenyo posed the biggest threat for the hosts and twice went close to second-half goals.But in the end the final pass from bot...Full Story »

‘We were too soft’ – Vladimir Ivic disappointed as Watford pegged back

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2020 by PA15 hits

Watford boss Vladimir Ivic accused his players of a lack of passion after their 1-1 draw at QPR and warned their attitude must change if they are to have a chance of promotion.The Hornets made the perfect start at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where they went ahead through Ben Wilmot’s second-minute opener.But Ivic’s side faded after that and Rangers had several chances before...Full Story »

QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel in line to return against Watford

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 by PA14 hits

QPR hope to have winger Bright Osayi-Samuel available for the Sky Bet Championship match against Watford.Osayi-Samuel missed the 3-1 defeat at Blackburn before the international break with a groin problem.Summer signing George Thomas is back in full training following his thigh problem but will continue to build up game-time with the development side.Midfielder Luke Amos remains sidelined as he ...Full Story »

Vladimir Ivic calls for better concentration from Watford

Posted Sunday, November 08, 2020 by PA6 hits

Vladimir Ivic believes Watford must continue to work on their focus during games after they moved up to second in the Championship with a 3-2 win over Coventry.A stunning second half saw Andre Gray give the hosts the lead, before Coventry quickly went ahead through Gustavo Hamer and Tyler Walker.A William Troost-Ekong equaliser and an Ismaila Sarr penalty earned victory at Vicarage Road, in a ga...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr’s late penalty helps Watford win thriller

Posted Sunday, November 08, 2020 by PA11 hits

Watford were made to work for a 3-2 victory over Coventry at Vicarage Road, in a game that sprung into life in the second half.Ismaila Sarr struck a 83rd-minute penalty to secure the win, after William Troost-Ekong had equalised following a Coventry comeback.After Andre Gray put the Hornets ahead, the Sky Blues turned the game around through two goals in three minutes from Gustavo Hamer and Tyle...Full Story »

Troy Deeney looking for long-awaited Watford start against Coventry

Posted Thursday, November 05, 2020 by PA16 hits

Troy Deeney will hope to make a return to action for Watford in their Championship clash with Coventry.The striker was part of the squad for Wednesday’s victory over Stoke for just the second time this season after knee problems but was an unused substitute.Defender Christian Kabasele returned to the starting line-up against the Potters but boss Vladimir Ivic resisted the chance to make si...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill ‘aggrieved’ as Stoke concede controversial goal in Watford loss

Posted Thursday, November 05, 2020 by PA10 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill felt his team were on the wrong side of an error involving both the match officials and goal-line technology in Watford’s 3-2 win at Vicarage Road.The Hornets were trailing to Steven Fletcher’s second-minute opener, which came courtesy of a cleverly-worked short corner routine, when the controversial goal was awarded in the 28th minute.Tom Cleverle...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr nets added-time winner as Watford earn controversial win over Stoke

Posted Thursday, November 05, 2020 by PA11 hits

A controversial equaliser shrouded in mystery helped Watford beat Stoke 3-2 at Vicarage Road, where Ismaila Sarr scored the winner in stoppage time.Joao Pedro was also on target from the penalty spot and although Stoke’s Nick Powell made it 2-2 in the 81st minute, Sarr had the last word to lift the Hornets into the play-off positions.Stoke will take some convincing, however, that the goal ...Full Story »

Gareth Ainsworth says Wycombe ‘here to stay’ after Watford draw

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by PA18 hits

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth insisted his team will not be relegated from the Championship if they continue performing in the manner that yielded a 1-1 draw with Watford.The Chairboys picked up their first point of the season and ended a run of seven consecutive defeats thanks to Anthony Stewart’s equaliser, after Ismaila Sarr had broken the deadlock for the Hornets.Wycombe thought they h...Full Story »

Wycombe draw with Watford to pick up first Championship point

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by PA11 hits

Wycombe secured their first Sky Bet Championship point of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Watford, but Gareth Ainsworth’s side could easily have claimed all three.The hosts missed a series of first-half chances, with man-of-the-match Ben Foster saving from Scott Kashket, and talismanic Adebayo Akinfenwa guilty of a glaring miss from close range.Watford punished last season’s Le...Full Story »

Uche Ikpeazu could make full Wycombe debut against Watford

Posted Monday, October 26, 2020 by PA20 hits

Uche Ikpeazu could make his full Wycombe debut at home to Watford.The summer signing from Hearts returned from injury on the bench as Wanderers fell to a late defeat at Norwich on Saturday.Dominic Gape, Ryan Tafazolli and Jason McCarthy will be assessed after missing out at the weekend.Matt Bloomfield could return to the starting line-up.Andre Gray and Will Hughes will be available for Watford.S...Full Story »

Jason Tindall admits Lloyd Kelly was lucky not to get sent off against Watford

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2020 by PA16 hits

Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall admitted his side were lucky not to have Lloyd Kelly sent off in the opening minutes of their 1-1 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.The central defender appeared to rake his studs down the leg of Ismaila Sarr in an ugly looking challenge after barely a minute and was relieved when referee Tim Robinson showed him only a yellow card.That decision proved vital ...Full Story »

Watford trio set to miss Bournemouth clash

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA22 hits

Watford are likely to be missing a trio of key players once again when they host Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship.Striker Troy Deeney has been unavailable since the Luton fixture in late September and remains sidelined with a knee issue.Andre Gray has made progress since suffering a hamstring issue late last season and may find the fixture comes too soon for his return.Midfielder Will Hug...Full Story »

Tony Mowbray unhappy Watford’s Christian Kabasele was not shown a red card

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA32 hits

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray felt his side’s 3-1 defeat at Watford might have been a different story had referee Andy Woolmer sent off Hornets defender Christian Kabasele when the score was 2-0.Early goals from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley put the home side in control, with Rovers pulling one back before the half-hour mark through Ben Brereton.Darragh Lenihan’s own goal early in th...Full Story »

Watford defeat Blackburn to rise to third in Championship standings

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA18 hits

Darragh Lenihan’s own goal helped Watford to a 3-1 win over Blackburn that lifted them to third in the Championship table.The Hornets took control with two goals in quick succession early in the first half from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley.Ben Brereton’s fine strike reduced the arrears before the half-hour mark but Rovers, who had more possession and shots than the hosts, saw their l...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr boosts Watford ahead of Blackburn battle

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by PA21 hits

Ismaila Sarr will be available for Watford when they host Blackburn.The 22-year-old forward, who was heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League during the transfer window, has only made two appearances for the Hornets so far this season and was rested against Derby at the weekend following his return from international duty.Watford boss Vladimir Ivic also thinks William Troost-Ekong (...Full Story »

Under-pressure Phillip Cocu pleased with Derby display despite Watford defeat

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2020 by PA27 hits

Derby manager Phillip Cocu was able to look on the bright side despite a 1-0 defeat to Watford adding to speculation about his future.Cocu has now seen his side lose four of their opening five Sky Bet Championship games this season, having received backing from owner Mel Morris earlier in the week over his ability to turn the Rams’ fortunes around.Joao Pedro’s late moment of magic se...Full Story »

Joao Pedro scores Watford winner to extend Derby’s miserable home run

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2020 by PA22 hits

A superb strike from Joao Pedro earned Watford a 1-0 win as Derby crashed to a fifth consecutive home Championship defeat at Pride Park.In a game low on quality and chances, Pedro conjured a moment of inspiration with Watford’s first serious attempt on goal to settle the contest.Wayne Rooney had a good chance to snatch a point but shot wide and Derby have now lost four of their opening fiv...Full Story »

Derby hope to welcome back Tom Lawrence for Watford encounter

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA23 hits

Tom Lawrence could return to the Derby squad to face Watford after recovering from a shoulder injury.Louie Sibley is also back in training following a hamstring problem but the match will come too soon.Goalkeeper David Marshall and midfielder Jason Knight came back from international duty unscathed and winger Kamil Jozwiak will be assessed.Krystian Bielik and Martyn Waghorn are on the mend and s...Full Story »

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