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YOUNG GUNS Ashley Young in talks over emotional transfer return to Watford after 35-year-old helps Inter Milan to Serie A title

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk52 hits

The former England international recently helped the Italian giants lift their first scudetto since 2010 under outgoing manager Antonio Conte. Young has enjoyed a successful spell with Inter Milan Credit: AP He departed Watford 14 years ago after they were relegated from the Premier LeagueCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd And now the 35-year-old has won the title with Inter, he is in talks fo...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz ‘ready’ for Premier League after Watford sign off with win

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2021 by PA21 hits

Watford head coach Xisco Munoz declared himself ready for the Premier League but did admit he was looking forward to a rest following their final-day win over Swansea.Andre Gray and Isaac Success struck in the second half for the Hornets to secure a 2-0 victory at Vicarage Road which saw them conclude the Sky Bet Championship campaign in second spot with 91 points.It has been a whirlwind few mon...Full Story »

Watford bid farewell to Championship with win over Swansea

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2021 by PA22 hits

Second-half goals from Andre Gray and Isaac Success helped Watford bid farewell to the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 win over promotion hopefuls Swansea.Chances were few and far between at Vicarage Road but Xisco Munoz watched his team put in an improved display after the break to conclude the regular season on another high.Swansea will hope to join them in the Premier League and discovered th...Full Story »

Joao Pedro could return when Watford welcome Swansea

Posted Thursday, May 06, 2021 by PA32 hits

Joao Pedro could return when Watford host Swansea in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash.The Brazilian forward has shaken off an ankle problem to return to full training this week.Ismaila Sarr is unlikely to be ready to return as he continues his recovery from hamstring trouble.Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley, Kiko Femenia and Jeremy Ngakia are all definitely sidelined.Andre Ayew is ba...Full Story »

Ivan Toney takes his tally to 30 as Brentford beat Watford

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA9 hits

Ivan Toney scored his 30th Sky Bet Championship goal of the season as Brentford beat Premier League-bound Watford 2-0.The Championship’s top marksman netted a second-half penalty after Marcus Forss had opened the scoring as Brentford guaranteed a third-placed finish for the second season running.Their points tally of 84 would have sent Brentford up automatically last season, but they will ...Full Story »

Watford prepared to sell Liverpool, Man Utd target Sarr

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com56 hits

Watford could yet sell Ismaila Sarr this summer - despite their return to the Premier League. The Athletic reports Watford may sell Sarr this summer. The Hornets could be willing to part ways with Sarr should an offer come in for the forward. Liverpool were interested last summer before Watford raised their asking price, while Manchester United have also made an attempt. Sarr's agent has co...Full Story »

Pontus Jansson available as Brentford host Watford

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021 by PA26 hits

Brentford defender Pontus Jansson returns from suspension for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Watford.Jansson has served a one-match ban incurred for his red card against Bournemouth last Saturday.Shandon Baptiste (knee), Henrik Dalsgaard (knee), Josh Dasilva (hip) and Rico Henry (hamstring) are out.The Bees have already secured their place in the play-offs, while promotion is assured for th...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for Xisco Munoz as Watford win promotion at empty Vicarage Road

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA15 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz declared he was both delighted and a little sad after leading the Hornets back to the Premier League.The delight came courtesy of Ismaila Sarr’s first-half penalty that earned a 1-0 win over Millwall and meant the hopes of both Brentford and Bournemouth of pipping them to an automatic promotion slot were dashed once and for all.The sadness was the result of no f...Full Story »

Watford secure Premier League return with victory over Millwall

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA19 hits

Ismaila Sarr’s penalty early in the first half proved to be just enough to earn Watford a 1-0 victory over Millwall and confirm an instant return to the Premier League.Brentford’s win at Bournemouth earlier in the day meant that only three points would be good enough for Xisco Munoz’s Hornets to be promoted alongside Norwich, who came down with them last season.Millwall came cl...Full Story »

Kiko Femenia returns to contention as Watford look to seal promotion

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA21 hits

Promotion-chasing Watford can welcome back Kiko Femenia from suspension for the Sky Bet Championship visit of Millwall.Femenia missed Tuesday’s win over Norwich due to his red card in the weekend defeat at Luton.Full-backs Jeremy Ngiakia and Adam Masina also sat out in midweek with knocks and will need fitness checks.Troy Deeney and Tom Dele-Bashiru are long-term absentees.Millwall will ch...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz proud after Watford pick up big win over Norwich

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA20 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz felt his side had done themselves proud by beating Championship leaders Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road to boost their chances of joining the Canaries in the Premier League next season.Dan Gosling’s 57th-minute goal earned the Hornets a deserved win that took them to within five points of their promoted hosts and more importantly nine clear of third-placed Swansea.&l...Full Story »

Daniel Farke waiting on trio ahead of Norwich’s clash with Watford

Posted Monday, April 19, 2021 by PA32 hits

Daniel Farke is waiting on the fitness of Teemu Pukki, Todd Cantwell and Grant Hanley ahead of promoted Norwich’s top-of-the-table Championship clash with Watford.Striker Pukki (knee), midfielder Cantwell (hip) and defender Hanley (ankle) are doubts following the Canaries’ 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday evening, just a few hours after their immediate return to the Premier Leag...Full Story »

Nathan Jones believes Luton ‘dominated’ rivals Watford

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA19 hits

Luton boss Nathan Jones felt his side thoroughly deserved to record their first home win over arch rivals Watford since 1993 with a 1-0 success at Kenilworth Road.Top scorer James Collins was to prove the hero, coming off the bench to score with his first touch from the penalty spot with 12 minutes left, and dent the Hornets’ bid for promotion back to the Premier League.Jones said: “...Full Story »

Luton claim famous win over rivals Watford to sting the Hornets’ promotion hopes

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA17 hits

Luton striker James Collins came off the bench to score with his first touch as the Hatters beat arch rivals Watford at Kenilworth Road for the first time since 1993.The Hatters, who were the better side for long periods, were awarded a penalty with 18 minutes to go, as Collins came off the bench to send keeper Daniel Bachmann the wrong way and net the only goal of the game.The result dealt Watf...Full Story »

Dan Potts set to miss out again as Luton take on local rivals Watford

Posted Friday, April 16, 2021 by PA21 hits

Luton could continue to be without Dan Potts for the Championship clash against local rivals Watford on Saturday.The defender has been sidelined following a head injury against Swansea in March and has missed the Hatters’ last five matches.Potts has also picked up a slight thigh injury in training and remains a doubt for the weekend.Danny Hylton is likely to remain sidelined with the recur...Full Story »

Inter Milan wing-back Ashley Young eyeing Watford return

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com48 hits

Inter Milan wing-back Ashley Young is eyeing a return to former club Watford. The ex-Manchester United captain, who turns 36 in July, has helped Antonio Conte's team move 11 points clear at the top of the Serie A table. Young already has a string of offers at home and abroad, including a one-year extension with Inter. But the right-back would love to end his career at the place he started i...Full Story »

Thomas Frank doubtful Brentford can overhaul Watford for automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA19 hits

Thomas Frank insists Brentford face an almighty task to overhaul Watford for automatic promotion despite a thumping 5-0 victory over Preston.The Bees ended a run of four successive draws in the Championship with a devastating attacking display to close the gap on second place to nine points.And despite having a game in hand on the Hornets, Frank hinted that their rivals would need to collapse fo...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return

Posted Saturday, April 10, 2021 by PA19 hits

Watford moved a step closer to an instant Premier League return after two goals in as many first-half minutes from Ismaila Sarr earned a 2-0 win at home to Reading.The Hornets moved to within five points of leaders Norwich as well as establishing a 12-point lead over third-place Brentford.Reading remain in the final play-off slot but are in danger of being bumped down by Bournemouth, who now hav...Full Story »

Tom Cleverley closing in on return ahead of Watford’s clash with Reading

Posted Thursday, April 08, 2021 by PA25 hits

Watford should have midfielder Tom Cleverley in contention again for Friday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash against play-off hopefuls Reading.Cleverley suffered a small set-back to his return from a knee ligament strain ahead of Good Friday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday, so also did not feature in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.The Hornets, who sit second in the table, otherwi...Full Story »

Neil Warnock backs Watford to complete swift return to Premier League

Posted Monday, April 05, 2021 by PA14 hits

Neil Warnock tipped Watford to join Norwich in the Premier League next season after watching his Middlesbrough side claim a point at the Riverside Stadium.The Hornets, who led courtesy of Ismaila Sarr’s controversial 32nd-minute opener, remain second and well clear of Brentford and Swansea below them despite failing to chalk up a seventh win in a row.Boro levelled with 12 minutes remaining...Full Story »

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