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Guardian - Mon Dec 10 10:03 PM
Watford fans brought inflatable snakes to taunt Marco Silva but were deflated when Lucas Digne’s stoppage-time free-kick denied them a first victory since October. Three points, the only true way to punish their former manager, were in sight when Christian Kabasele handled just outside his penalt...
Guardian - Mon Dec 10 7:15 PM
Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT game at Goodison The Fiver: sign up now for our free daily football email And feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.15pm GMT Given that Domingos Quina can do this, though, perhaps it’s just as well that he’s going to be on the pitch: Domingos Q...
Guardian - Sun Dec 9 10:30 PM
• Silva feels he has the man to fill Romelu Lukaku’s boots • Everton manager preparing to face his old club Watford Marco Silva and Richarlison both face their former club Watford for the first time at Goodison Park on Monday, with the manager suggesting his striker could become the 20-goal-a-sea...
Guardian - Sun Dec 9 2:08 PM
Gerard Deulofeu still has much to prove as he reflects on the ups and downs of his journey from Barcelona wonderkid to Watford Gerard Deulofeu is discussing Barcelona, how the spotlight burns and the pressure can contort, when he mentions the club’s latest wonderkid. “Look at Riqui Puig, ” the Wa...
Guardian - Sat Dec 8 9:00 AM
Marco Silva faces Watford for the first time since being sacked at Vicarage Road. The background to his dismissal remains subject of a legal complaint from the visitors but a more immediate concern to the Everton manager is breaking down disciplined and resilient opposition at Goodison Park in th...
Guardian - Wed Dec 5 3:25 AM
Pep Guardiola is expecting a different style of challenge when his team meet Chelsea at the weekend following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Watford. Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points at Vicarage Road before they head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday Contin...
Guardian - Tue Dec 4 9:57 PM
Even for a team as relentlessly dominant as Manchester City, a sequence of 13 matches in 44 days does throw up the risk of fatigue. Luckily for Pep Guardiola the luxury of rotation comes easily to a squad replete with talent. Like a member of the Magic Circle performing tricks with a subtle sleig...
Guardian - Tue Dec 4 7:04 PM
Live updates from Tuesday’s four Premier League ties David Squires on the weekend’s derby action Get in touch: scott.murray@theguardian.com 7.04pm GMT here’s the teamsheet from tonight’s sole 8pm kick-off. Watford: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Chalobah, Hughes, Pereyra,...
Guardian - Tue Dec 4 12:04 PM
• Striker out of City’s match at Watford on Tuesday • Agüero also a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Chelsea Sergio Agüero suffered an abductor injury in training on Monday, ruling him out of Manchester City’s game at Watford on Tuesday night and making the striker a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Chel...
Guardian - Mon Dec 3 8:10 PM
• Spurs travel to Tranmere or Southport, Woking host Watford • Arsenal face Solihull or Blackpool, Wolves play Liverpool North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal have been handed FA Cup third round trips to lower league opposition. Spurs, who lost Sunday’s Premier League derby at the Emirates St...
Guardian - Sat Dec 1 5:11 PM
James Maddison scored a sensational goal to lift Leicester to a decisive victory against Watford, who finished the game with 10 men when Étienne Capoue was shown a straight red card Maddison’s first-half volley, finishing off a flowing break, capped a turnaround for Maddison after he was sent off...
Guardian - Sat Nov 24 5:12 PM
Liverpool may not yet have recaptured the spectacular form of last season but they collected three very useful points here thanks to three fine goals. For most of the game the visitors lacked spark but they illuminated proceedings with a brilliant move in the 67th minute that culminated in Mo Sal...
Guardian - Fri Nov 23 1:47 PM
Games between these sides generally produce goals, with Liverpool’s 6-1 and 5-0 wins at Anfield in the past two seasons tempered by a 3-0 defeat and 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road in the last three years. Javi Gracia has insisted that his team will stick to their full-throttle style against a team who...
Guardian - Fri Nov 23 12:03 AM
Virgil van Dijk will be needed at Watford, Chelsea face a test of their title credentials and Andy Carroll could make his return Related: Nations League, Qatar 2022 and the Superclásico – Football Weekly Extra Related: PFA independent review: a guide to the key questions | David Conn Related: Wom...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 4:59 PM
• Midfielder on track to play against Watford on 4 December • De Bruyne was thought to be out for six weeks Kevin De Bruyne is on track to return from his knee injury for Manchester City’s trip to Watford on 4 December and should be fit to face Chelsea away four days later. De Bruyne injured his...
Guardian - Sat Nov 10 5:13 PM
Time was ticking away and it appeared Mark Hughes’s plan to end Southampton’s dire record at St Mary’s was about to pay off. He had got his players to train here in the build-up to his match, hoping a greater familiarity with their surroundings would lead to an upturn in fortunes, or as he put it...
Guardian - Fri Nov 9 12:19 PM
Mark Hughes is under growing pressure at Southampton after one win and just seven goals in their first 11 league matches. The club’s owners took action this week, sacking vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter. If Hughes is to avoid following them out of the door, a first hom...
Guardian - Sat Nov 3 5:12 PM
Half-time substitute Ayoze Pérez’s header at St James’ Park took Newcastle to their first win of the season against Watford. The result lifts Rafael Benítez’s side out of the Premier League’s bottom three. Louise Taylor’s match report to follow Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Nov 2 4:02 PM
Might Newcastle win for the first time this season? Will there be protests about Mike Ashley’s stewardship of the club? Does Jamaal Lascelles face barracking from home fans after Rafael Benítez’s captain said that Ashley was a “nice guy” and he liked him? Will Ashley be at St James’ Park? Can Wat...
Guardian - Thu Nov 1 10:30 PM
• ‘52, 000 Geordies behind us gives such an uplift’ • Rafael Benítez’s side are winless and host Watford next Jamaal Lascelles has advised Newcastle United fans to abandon plans to boycott matches in protest at Mike Ashley’s stewardship of the club. Rafael Benítez’s captain believes that a restor...
Guardian - Mon Oct 29 8:59 AM
Klopp, Coleman and people of Liverpool dig deep for Sean Cox, Walcott needs to grow up and Watford enjoy belated Success This is not about the game but something more important and giving credit where it is due. At Anfield on Saturday volunteers from Liverpool FC and Spirit of Shankly supporters’...
Guardian - Sat Oct 27 5:17 PM
Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success fired Watford to a 3-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield to secure the Hornets’ best-ever start to a top-flight campaign. Watford now boast 19 points from 10 games – bettering their 17 at the same stage of the 1982-83 campaign, where they fini...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 5:21 PM
Just when Wolves supporters thought this Premier League lark was easy. Two goals in 58 seconds during the first half from Étienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra inflicted their first home defeat since January to offer Nuno Espírito Santo’s side a timely reality check. The Wolves manager had named an...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 2:50 PM
Wolves are meeting and arguably exceeding the incredibly high expectations set of them this season. Just one defeat from 10 matches in all competitions is testament to how well Nuno Espírito Santo is doing. He could name the same team for the ninth successive league game and, with Watford struggl...
Guardian - Sat Oct 6 5:06 PM
Joshua King’s first-half double propelled Bournemouth to their biggest Premier League away win as they thrashed 10-man Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road. The Norway forward took his top-flight tally to four goals in eight games as Eddie Howe’s side overwhelmed their stunned opponents David Brooks and...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 5:06 PM
Caught up in the emotion of Premier League tension, as a match that hung in the balance was suddenly seized, Unai Emery leaped about and shook his fists on the sidelines. This one, compared to the winning sequence that preceeded it, seemed to count that little bit more, to mean something that bit...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 4:36 PM
Arsenal kept the first clean sheet of the Unai Emery era in last Sunday’s home win over Everton but it was entirely down to Petr Cech. The team’s defence remains a work in progress and Watford will surely pose a physical test for it. Will Arsenal be able to hold firm? Or, perhaps, they will simpl...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 10:30 PM
• Alli captained Spurs’ Carabao Cup win against Watford • Pochettino: ‘I hope it will help him improve even more’ Mauricio Pochettino has said Dele Alli is now a calmer and more mature player, as he praised the way the midfielder handled his first experience of captaining Tottenham. The manager g...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 10:12 PM
Tottenham’s decision to stage this tie in Milton Keynes may not have been popular but the makeshift hosts sure delivered drama. Their trip looked to be heading for failure when Isaac Success fired Watford into the lead early in the second half but Spurs turned that round through a late penalty by...
Guardian - Tue Sep 25 10:30 PM
• Pochettino has had updates from the chairman Daniel Levy • Spurs manager looking for win against Watford in Carabao Cup Mauricio Pochettino says he is “confident” Tottenham will move into their new stadium before Christmas, after he held talks with Daniel Levy. As he prepares to play a “home” C...