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Smith focused on survival after win over Watford.

Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PA25 hits

Boss Dean Smith has thrown down the survival gauntlet to Aston Villa after their last-gasp win over Watford.Tyrone Mings’ winner – when Ezri Konsa’s drive hit his leg – in the fifth minute of stoppage time earned Villa a 2-1 victory which could have huge importance at the bottom of the table.They trailed at the break to Troy Deeney’s header but Douglas Luiz hauled t...Full Story »

Villa snatch last-gasp win over Watford

Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PA22 hits

Tyrone Mings’ last-gasp winner lifted Aston Villa out of the relegation zone and ended Watford’s recent revival in dramatic style.The defender grabbed a fortunate deflection on Ezri Konsa’s shot in the fifth minute of stoppage time with virtually the last touch of the game to snatch a 2-1 victory.Douglas Luiz had earlier come off the bench to level in the second half, just as V...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Watford - Villa without recognised striker again for Watford visit

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA36 hits

Aston Villa are again without a recognised striker for Tuesday’s Premier League visit of Watford as the club is still tied up with paperwork for £8.5million Genk forward Mbwana Samatta.Wesley is out for the season with a knee injury, Keinan Davis has only just returned to training after nearly three months out with a hamstring problem, while Jonathan Kodjia has been sold to Qatari si...Full Story »

Deeney misses penalty as Spurs fire blanks at Watford

Posted Saturday, January 18, 2020 by PA32 hits

Troy Deeney missed a penalty as Tottenham forced a goalless draw at Vicarage Road to deny Watford a fourth straight Premier League win.The Hornets skipper saw his second-half spot-kick saved by Paulo Gazzaniga, but it was another point claimed during the current resurgence under Nigel Pearson.Watford have now taken 14 points from their last six games and are looking upwards in the final third of...Full Story »

Watford set to be without Kiko Femenia for Tottenham clash

Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA38 hits

Kiko Femenia is unlikely to feature for Watford in their Premier League clash against Tottenham at Vicarage Road.Femenia, who is recovering from a hamstring issue, has trained this week but manager Nigel Pearson believes the visit of Spurs will come too soon for the winger.Will Hughes has also returned to training, but will not be in contention, while Sebastian Prodl (shin), Daryl Janmaat (knee)...Full Story »

Hard work is not over – Watford boss Pearson

Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA36 hits

Nigel Pearson has warned that the hard work is not over at Watford, despite hauling the club out of the Premier League drop zone.The Hornets host Tottenham at Vicarage Road in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture as one of the top-flight’s in-form teams.Indeed, only Liverpool and Manchester City have scored more points than the 13 Watford have accrued from 18 available during Pearson’s...Full Story »

Ignacio Pussetto joins Watford on four-and-a-half-year deal from Udinese

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Skysports.com72 hits

Watford have signed Argentinian winger Ignacio Pussetto on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Udinese. The 24-year-old, who has made 12 appearances in Serie A this season, becomes Watford's second signing of the January window after Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, who formally completed his move to the Hornets on January 1. Watford are believed to have paid around £7m to sign Pussetto from ...Full Story »

Jennings a fitness concern as Tranmere host Watford in FA Cup third-round replay

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by PA60 hits

Connor Jennings is Tranmere’s main fitness concern ahead of their FA Cup third-round replay against Watford.Jennings, whose goal sparked Rovers’ dramatic comeback from 3-0 down in the original tie, was forced off before half-time in Saturday’s goalless draw with Southend after a collision with opposing goalkeeper Mark Oxley.Alex Woodyard is cup-tied having played in this season...Full Story »

An important win, but not a season-defining one, says Watford boss Pearson

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by PA31 hits

Nigel Pearson insists Watford’s crushing 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Bournemouth is far from being a season-changing result.The Hornets continued their recent resurgence in emphatic fashion to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this campaign.Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra made it 13 points from a possible 18 since the arrival...Full Story »

Watford ease to victory at Bournemouth as revival under Pearson continues

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by PA37 hits

Watford’s resurgence under Nigel Pearson continued as they swept to a 3-0 win at Bournemouth to heap more misery on their fellow strugglers.Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and substitute Roberto Pereyra earned the visitors a deserved 3-0 success at the Vitality Stadium.The in-form Hornets have now taken 13 points from six matches following the arrival of Pearson to significantly...Full Story »

Bournemouth vs Watford - Mepham misses clash with Watford due to knee problem

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2020 by PA104 hits

Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham is expected be out for up to three months with a knee injury, the PA news agency understands. Wales international Mepham is thought to have suffered ligament damage during the FA Cup third-round win over Luton. Norway forward Joshua King (hamstring) and Jack Stacey (thigh) have added to a packed treatement room – with Nathan Ake (hamstring), Adam Smith...Full Story »

Howe hoping for fitness boost as Bournemouth host Watford

Posted Friday, January 10, 2020 by PA24 hits

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes to see his injury crisis ease ahead of Sunday’s clash against fellow relegation battlers Watford.The Cherries boss revealed a couple of players were “getting really close” after the first-team squad were hit by a string of fitness problems, with striker Sam Surridge recalled from a loan spell at Swansea as cover.Nathan Ake (hamstring), Adam ...Full Story »

Wolves keeper Rui Patricio wraps shivering young mascot in his coat before Watford loss

Posted Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by hits

WOLVES stopper Rui Patricio delighted a freezing young mascot by giving him his jacket moments before their clash against Watford. The Portuguese No1 was lining up in the tunnel behind the youngster, who was leading the team out alongside captain Conor Coady. The Portuguese stopper offered his jacketCredit: BT Sport While all the other Premier League stars were wrapped up in jackets and snood...Full Story »

No apologies from Nigel Pearson for nine changes to Watford line-up

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA27 hits

Nigel Pearson will not apologise for making nine changes as Watford threw away a three-goal lead in a dramatic FA Cup draw against Tranmere.Substitute Paul Mullin completed the struggling League One side’s comeback when he scored a VAR-assisted penalty with three minutes remaining at Vicarage Road.Pearson, whose side are second from bottom in the Premier League, handed debuts to four playe...Full Story »

Tranmere fight back from three goals down to earn Watford FA Cup replay

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA39 hits

Paul Mullin scored an 87th-minute penalty as Tranmere came from three goals down to seal a remarkable 3-3 draw in the third round of the FA Cup at Watford.Tom Dele-Bashiru opened the scoring in his first start for the Hornets, before Nathaniel Chalobah doubled the home side’s advantage just 117 seconds later.Roberto Pereyra appeared to have put the game out of reach when he scored a third ...Full Story »

Kabasele misses out for Watford

Posted Friday, January 03, 2020 by PA30 hits

Watford will be without defender Christian Kabasele through suspension for the FA Cup third-round tie against Tranmere.Kabasele was sent off following a VAR review during the closing stages of the Premier League win over Wolves on New Year’s Day and following the club’s unsuccessful appeal against it, the Belgian must now serve a two-game ban.Hornets boss Nigel Pearson will look to f...Full Story »

Watford vs Wolves - Adrian Mariappa to miss Watford’s game against Wolves

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PA76 hits

Watford are without defender Adrian Mariappa for the New Year’s Day clash with Wolves at Vicarage Road.Mariappa was sent off in Saturday’s 3-0 home victory over Aston Villa and serves a one-match ban.Craig Dawson or Adam Masina are vying to replace Mariappa, while Will Hughes and Craig Cathcart will be assessed after picking up knocks against Villa.Raul Jimenez is expected to return ...Full Story »

Dean Smith questions commitment of Aston Villa players after Watford defeat

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA50 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith questioned the commitment of his players and revealed his bemusement with referee Simon Hooper failing to use the pitchside monitors during Saturday’s 3-0 loss at 10-man Watford.Birmingham-fan Troy Deeney struck a brace at Vicarage Road to hand the Hornets a vital win in their bid to pull off a Premier League great escape this season.Watford’s captain g...Full Story »

Troy Deeney brace helps Watford to comfortable win over Aston Villa

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA55 hits

Birmingham-fan Troy Deeney struck a brace to hand Watford a vital 3-0 win over relegation rivals Aston Villa at Vicarage Road.The Hornets skipper grabbed his first three minutes before half-time and added a second from the penalty spot in the 67th minute – 10 minutes after team-mate Adrian Mariappa had been sent off.Ismaila Sarr scored a third not long after to make it back-to-back victori...Full Story »

Doucoure back from suspension as Watford host Aston Villa

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA42 hits

Abdoulaye Doucoure is back in contention for Watford as they prepare to host Premier League relegation rivals Aston Villa.The midfielder missed the draw against Sheffield United on Boxing Day as he served a one-match suspension, with Nathaniel Chalobah taking his place in the team.Ismaila Sarr was forced off with a head injury at Bramall Lane, leaving him with a swollen eye, but the forward is n...Full Story »

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