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Rotherham without boss Paul Warne for home clash with Watford

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by PA28 hits

Rotherham will be missing manager Paul Warne when they return to action for the first time in almost a fortnight at home to Watford.Warne is self-isolating following the coronavirus outbreak which caused three Sky Bet Championship matches to be postponed, leaving assistant manager Richie Barker and goalkeeping coach Andy Warrington to take charge on the sidelines against the high-flying Hornets....Full Story »

Xisco Munoz not getting carried away after Watford beat Cardiff

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA9 hits

Watford head coach Xisco Munoz called for calm after Adam Masina’s last-gasp free-kick secured a 2-1 win at Cardiff and sparked wild celebrations.The late winner propelled the Hornets into the Championship automatic-promotion places and ended Mick McCarthy’s unbeaten run as Bluebirds manager.Emotions spilled over at the final whistle as both sets of players clashed, with Aden Flint a...Full Story »

Watford return to second spot after Adam Masina’s late winner at Cardiff

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA8 hits

Adam Masina’s last gasp free-kick propelled Watford back into the Championship automatic-promotion places after a 2-1 victory at Cardiff.Mick McCarthy’s 10-match unbeaten start to life as Bluebirds manager was brought to a dramatic end after the Hornets left-back struck the club’s first free-kick goal in five years to snatch all three points.Cardiff had resisted wave after wave...Full Story »

Perry Ng could return for Cardiff against Watford

Posted Friday, March 12, 2021 by PA18 hits

Defender Perry Ng is set to be back in the selection mix for Cardiff’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Watford on Saturday.Ng missed last week’s draw at Huddersfield after suffering a knock, but he is now poised for a return when the promotion-chasing Hornets arrive at Cardiff City Stadium.Bluebirds manager Mick McCarthy says that neither Lee Tomlin nor Jordi Osei-Tutu will featur...Full Story »

Adam Masina set for more advanced role after Watford winner

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2021 by PA16 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz is looking for more from goalscorer Adam Masina after his strike earned a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.The first-half effort was enough to send the Vicarage Road side to their sixth win in seven games, strengthening their promotion push.It was a first goal in 13 months for the Italian, and while Munoz was happy with his player, he was planning on giving him a mo...Full Story »

Adam Masina’s early strike is enough to ease Watford past Nottingham Forest

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2021 by PA15 hits

A goal by Adam Masina was enough to send Watford into second place, with a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.The first-half effort was enough in a game that put the Vicarage Road outfit into the automatic promotion spots, albeit possibly only temporarily.Watford made one change from their two-goal victory over Wycombe in the week, with the injured Tom Cleverley replaced by Joao Pedro.Nottingham...Full Story »

Watford wait for update on Tom Cleverley’s injury ahead of Forest clash

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA18 hits

Watford are waiting to discover the extent of Tom Cleverley’s knee injury ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game with Nottingham Forest.Former England midfielder Cleverley was forced off late on during the midweek win over Wycombe.Hornets boss Xisco Munoz already has depleted options in midfield as Dan Gosling is out with a hamstring strain and Nathaniel Chalobah completes a t...Full Story »

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

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA17 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 PA14 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 PA35 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 PA24 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 PA20 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 PA11 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 PA15 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 PA26 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 PA15 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 PA20 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 PA9 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 PA10 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 PA20 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 »

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