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Steve Cooper hails Jamal Lowe’s resilience as Swansea fight back to beat Watford

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA9 hits

Steve Cooper praised Jamal Lowe’s resilience as the converted centre-forward kept Swansea on the promotion march.Lowe scored twice as Swansea fought back to beat Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Watford 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.The former Portsmouth and Wigan winger scored only twice in his first 18 games for Swansea after being moved into a central role.But the 26-year-old now has ...Full Story »

Jamal Lowe bags brace as Swansea edge Watford to sit second in Championship

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA8 hits

Jamal Lowe struck twice as Swansea climbed to second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-1 comeback victory over promotion rivals Watford.The red-hot Lowe made it six goals in as many games for Swansea to inflict a first defeat on new Watford manager Xisco Munoz, who had seen his side lead through Tom Cleverley.Swansea’s fifth win in eight games moves them above Brentford into the automat...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz delighted to launch Watford spell with victory

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA20 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz was delighted his first game in charge ended as a 1-0 victory over Championship leaders Norwich.Ismail Sarr’s 39th-minute goal turned out to be just enough at Vicarage Road to end the Canaries’ five-match winning run and lift the Hornets up to fifth.“I am very happy,” said the Spaniard, who left Dinamo Tbilisi to replace the sacked Vladimir Ivi...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr effort earns Watford victory over leaders Norwich

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA15 hits

New Watford manager Xisco Munoz celebrated victory in his first match after Ismaila Sarr’s first-half goal was enough to earn a 1-0 win at home to leaders Norwich.Watford created the majority of chances but required referee John Brooks to fail to award a stonewall Canaries penalty late on.The Canaries are now four points clear of second-place Swansea, with Watford two points further behind...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz takes charge of Watford for first game against leaders Norwich

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA19 hits

Xisco Munoz takes charge of Watford for the first time as Championship leaders Norwich visit Vicarage Road.The Spaniard has replaced Vladimir Ivic in the hot-seat with the Hornets sitting fifth in the table, four points adrift of the top two.Captain Troy Deeney is expected to return to the starting line-up after being an unused substitute in the 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield due to a “discipl...Full Story »

Vladimir Ivic says Troy Deeney sat out Watford defeat due to ‘discipline issue’

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA11 hits

Watford boss Vladimir Ivic says captain Troy Deeney sat out their 2-0 Championship defeat to Huddersfield due to a “discipline issue”.The Hornets striker was an unused substitute in this sorry performance in West Yorkshire.His omission was puzzling considering he had scored in his three previous outings.Fraizer Campbell opened the scoring for the hosts, following a Ben Foster blunder...Full Story »

Thomas Frank questions handling of red card situation as Brentford hold Watford

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA19 hits

Brentford manager Thomas Frank questioned the way referee James Linington and his assistants dealt with the controversial moment in his side’s 1-1 draw at Watford that saw the Hornets awarded a penalty and Ethan Pinnock sent off.Frank lost his cool when Mads Bech Sorensen was mistakenly shown a red card and remained in a bad temper when Pinnock was eventually identified as the culprit and ...Full Story »

Watford and Brentford share the spoils at Vicarage Road

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA14 hits

Ten-man Brentford extended their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Watford.Both sides scored a penalty in the Sky Bet Championship contest, while the Bees had defender Ethan Pinnock sent off.Brentford were incensed when referee James Linington showed Pinnock a red card for a penalty box challenge on Ismaila Sarr that allowed Troy Deeney to open the scoring on the hour mark.But the...Full Story »

Watford wait on Ismaila Sarr and Christian Kabasele ahead of Brentford match

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by PA22 hits

Watford will assess Ismaila Sarr and Christian Kabasele ahead of Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford.Forward Sarr and defender Kabasele missed the weekend win at Birmingham as, according to Hornets boss Vladimir Ivic, they were not 100 per cent fit.Ivic was also without a couple of unnamed players at St Andrew’s due to positive coronavirus tests.Defender Craig Cathcar...Full Story »

Troy Deeney fires home late Watford winner from penalty spot against Birmingham

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA8 hits

Watford captain Troy Deeney fired home a late penalty to secure a 1-0 win against hometown club Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.The 32-year-old striker blasted a trademark penalty into the roof of the net in the 85th minute for his fifth goal against the club he supported as a boy.It was a case of third time lucky for Deeney, who missed two chances of glory in the second half, lobbing ...Full Story »

Birmingham expect winger Jeremie Bela to miss Watford clash

Posted Friday, December 11, 2020 by PA17 hits

Birmingham are expected to be without Jeremie Bela for the visit of Watford.The winger pulled out of Wednesday’s 2-1 win at Reading after feeling pain in his thigh during the pre-match warm-up.Adam Clayton returned to the bench at the Madejski Stadium after spending several weeks out with an ankle injury.Harlee Dean is banned after being sent off at Reading while George Friend is a doubt.C...Full Story »

Vladimir Ivic demands better focus despite Watford win over Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by PA22 hits

Watford manager Vladimir Ivic declared he was happy with his side’s performance in the 2-0 home win over Rotherham despite a marked lack of quality after the break.The Hornets moved up to third thanks to two goals in the opening 15 minutes from Christian Kabasele and captain Troy Deeney.Watford dominated the first 45 minutes but the home supporters in the stands behind each goal weren&rsqu...Full Story »

Christian Kabasele nets rare goal as Watford ease past Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by PA17 hits

Watford moved back into the play-off positions thanks to a 2-0 victory at home to Rotherham which featured Christian Kabasele’s first goal in three years.Troy Deeney added to the centre-back’s early opener to lift the Hornets up to third place.Rotherham, who were much improved in the second half after a lacklustre opening 45 minutes, remain two points off the drop zone.Watford requir...Full Story »

Watford duo set to return against Rotherham

Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by PA28 hits

Watford are set to be boosted by the return of midfield pair Etienne Capoue and Nathaniel Chalobah against Rotherham.Capoue returned to the bench for the weekend defeat to Cardiff following an injury, a game which saw Chalobah serve a one-match ban.Andre Gray and Craig Cathcart are doubts, with Gray having missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and Cathcart missing out against Cardiff...Full Story »

Neil Harris hails ‘lethal’ Kieffer Moore after Cardiff winner at Watford

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2020 by PA22 hits

Cardiff manager Neil Harris hailed “lethal” Kieffer Moore after his first-half strike secured a 1-0 over Watford at Vicarage Road.The Wales striker was a towering presence in both penalty areas and showed his predatory instincts when Watford failed to clear a corner two minutes before the break, pouncing to volley what proved to be the matchwinner past Ben Foster.“Kieffer is no...Full Story »

Andre Gray and Craig Cathcart doubtful for Watford’s match against Cardiff

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by PA30 hits

Andre Gray and Craig Cathcart are doubts for Watford’s clash with Cardiff.Striker Gray limped off after just 31 minutes of the Hornets’ 4-1 win over Preston last Saturday with a hamstring issue and missed the goalless draw at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.Defender Cathcart suffered a similar problem to Gray’s one minute from time at the City Ground.Defender Adam Masina p...Full Story »

Vladimir Ivic knows Watford’s away form must improve in promotion bid

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by PA10 hits

Vladimir Ivic says Watford must address their away form if they are to sustain a Championship promotion push, following their 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest.The Hornets have notched up only one away win in the Championship – and also struggled on the road as they were relegated from the Premier League last season.It was Chris Hughton’s Forest who looked the more likely to snatch three...Full Story »

Watford held to goalless draw at Nottingham Forest

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by PA15 hits

A resolute defensive display helped Nottingham Forest end a run of three straight defeats as they held promotion-chasing Watford to a 0-0 draw at the City Ground.Chris Hughton’s side looked the more likely to break the deadlock, with Lyle Taylor flicking a header narrowly over and almost setting up Cafu for a debut goal.Forest ensured Vladimir Ivic’s team had only rare sights of goal...Full Story »

Jack Colback misses Watford clash

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by PA30 hits

Nottingham Forest will be without Jack Colback when they host Watford.The midfielder was forced off with an ankle injury just before half-time in Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to Swansea.The game against the Hornets is also likely to come too soon for a number of players who are making their way back from injuries.Joe Worrall (foot), Tyler Blackett (unspecified), Samba Sow (hamstring), Michael ...Full Story »

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s Watford ace fiance Andre Gray flouts lockdown rules with illegal poker party

Posted Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by hits

WATFORD ace Andre Gray has apologised for holding a Covid poker party with pals when his Little Mix girlfriend was away – months after previously flouting lockdown rules. The illegal gambling session was held at the £5million Surrey mansion he shares with pop star fiancé Leigh-Anne Pinnock – despite an England-wide ban on households mixing. Andre and six pals played poker...Full Story »

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