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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...
Guardian - Sat Sep 22 2:36 PM
If Fulham are going to survive life back in the Premier League, their second-half performance here showed a route to security. They were better organised after a half-time reshuffle but still pushing forward in the cavalier manner Slavisa Jokanovic demands, and Aleksandar Mitrovic’s close-range e...
Guardian - Sat Sep 22 1:35 PM
Cardiff host Man City in Premier League 3pm kick-offs You can email Simon or tweet with your thoughts Fulham v Watford – live with Rob Smyth! The Fiver: sign up for our football email 1.22pm BST Hello world! So, without unnecessary faff and filibuster, may I present to you this afternoon’s fixtur...
Guardian - Sat Sep 22 12:01 PM
Updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Craven Cottage Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend And you can email Rob with your thoughts 11.37am BST Some pre-match reading Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Related: Fulham v Watford: match preview...
Guardian - Fri Sep 21 1:12 PM
Fulham may have the worst defence in the league in terms of goals conceded but their visit to the Etihad Stadium last week is a large factor. Slavisa Jokanovic is urging his side to be braver against Watford and this positive approach is likely to get the best out of Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serb...
Guardian - Sun Sep 16 11:45 AM
Manchester United haven’t often showed their potential under José Mourinho, but the pieces might be falling into place as their Champions League campaign begins For 15 minutes on Saturday, Manchester United supporters were given a glimpse of what might just be possible. The scintillating spell be...
Guardian - Sat Sep 15 8:01 PM
It is unusual Watford have pressed their case against Everton over Marco Silva and more or less every club does it, but fines don’t deter and repeat offenders should lose points The most blatant “tap” I ever heard about goes back to the days when it was quite the norm for the members of the FA’s...
Guardian - Sat Sep 15 7:35 PM
There may be something in the notion that José Mourinho is obsessed with the notion that everyone is obsessed with him but the Manchester United manager can wake up on Sunday morning feeling the surge of happiness that comes from three points. A narrow victory over Watford was coloured with a blu...
Guardian - Sat Sep 15 4:34 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off Yoga, tackles, timekeeping: Gracia’s Watford revolution Clockwatch – live with Barry Glendenning! And feel free to email Niall or tweet him 4.34pm BST Watford (4-2-2-2): Foster; Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Per...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 10:30 PM
Defeat at Watford meant a difficult international break for Tottenham’s manager, who has questioned his players’ mentality Mauricio Pochettino laughed a touch uneasily and made the symbol for a telephone with his thumb and little finger. “If we play in the same way against Liverpool as we did aga...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 3:42 PM
Watford will look to extend their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign against an out-of-sorts Manchester United. Consistency has been key to this season’s surprise package, with Javi Gracia selecting the same lineup in every match so far. Conversely, José Mourinho has said he doesn’t kno...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 10:59 AM
• Watford angry over Everton’s conduct over manager last season • Silva eventually moved to Goodison Park this summer The Premier League has asked a law firm to investigate if Everton made an illegal approach for Marco Silva when he was Watford’s manager last season. The 41-year-old Portuguese co...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 12:30 AM
Spurs’ rough month could be extended by Liverpool, another perfect record is on the line at Watford and fears for West Ham September hasn’t exactly been great for Tottenham thus far. Defeat at Watford was followed by landing in Barcelona’s Champions League group, Daniel Levy confirming more costl...
Guardian - Thu Sep 13 10:30 PM
• Midfielder says former teammate ‘has a big personality’ • ‘He liked to show off a little bit but he’s a very nice guy’ The Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré has labelled Paul Pogba a “show-off” as he prepares to come up against his former international teammate against Manchester United. “I...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 6:25 PM
Mauricio Pochettino had banged the drum hard for concentration and focus. After the high point of last Monday’s 3-0 win at Manchester United, the Tottenham Hotspur manager was desperate for a follow-up success: no mistakes; a performance to demonstrate the mentality of champions. Instead, it was...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 3:29 PM
Latest updates from the 4pm BST kickoff Watford v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live! Email tom.lutz@theguardian.com or tweet @tom_lutz 3.29pm BST Protest news: no one is bothered about boring old protest marches anymore. Nowadays it’s all about aerial discontent - whether it’s Trump as a b...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 3:12 PM
Latest updates from the 4pm BST kickoff Burnley v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Feel free to email Ben or to tweet: @benfisherj 3.12pm BST Over in Cardiff, a classic is unfolding: Related: Cardiff City v Arsenal: Premier League – live! Related: Burnley v Manchester United: Premier Lea...
Guardian - Sat Sep 1 12:00 PM
The former Greece full-back values his time at Olympiakos and Roma but now thinks Watford’s slow build is paying off José Holebas is not your average Premier League interviewee and it is easy to feel he does not care about whom he offends – even if it is a Watford teammate, especially if it is a...
Guardian - Sat Sep 1 8:59 AM
Something has to give. Watford and Tottenham each enter with 100% winning records. Javi Gracia’s three wins are the more surprising but victory at Old Trafford for Spurs is also a rarity. Mauricio Pochettino has the pleasure of Harry Kane scoring in August and Lucas Moura living up to his potenti...
Guardian - Sat Aug 25 8:59 AM
Spaniard is firmly in the group of managers who regard themselves as improvers and the best start to a top-flight season for 36 years has Watford buzzing It is still very early in the season and there is little more point in forming opinions than producing league tables after only two matches but...
Guardian - Sat Aug 11 5:08 PM
If, as most bookmakers have predicted, this is the season Watford’s stay in the Premier League comes to an end then somebody better inform their players. Judging by the performance they delivered to secure an opening-day victory here there is plenty of desire as well as quality in a side supposed...
Guardian - Wed Aug 8 10:30 PM
The Brazilian forward is relaxed about his £40m fee, eager to work with his former Watford manager again, and targeting a national team call-up As the first signing of the Marco Silva/Marcel Brands era, and the second most expensive in Everton’s history , there is acute pressure on Richarlison to...
Guardian - Thu Aug 2 4:59 PM
• Sean Dyche hoping to seal return of former Burnley striker • Abdoulaye Doucouré signs new five-year contract at Watford West Bromwich Albion have rejected a £16m offer from Burnley for Jay Rodriguez. The bid fell well short of West Brom’s valuation of the striker, who is not agitating for a mov...
Guardian - Tue Jul 24 8:16 PM
• Player was at Vicarage Road last term under Marco Silva • Silva became new Toffees boss at the end of May Richarlison has completed his move to Everton from Watford which is hopes can help his “dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England”. The five-year deal will cost...