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Thomas Frank doubtful Brentford can overhaul Watford for automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA23 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 PA37 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 PA31 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 PA19 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 »

Yannick Bolasie heads equaliser to salvage Middlesbrough point against Watford

Posted Monday, April 05, 2021 by PA25 hits

Yannick Bolasie’s first Middlesbrough goal earned a point after Watford’s title charge took a little knock with a 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium.The second-placed Hornets looked on course for a seventh straight win when Ismaila Sarr’s fortuitous goal in the 32nd minute stood despite Boro’s claims for handball and offside.But ninth-placed Boro, who are now six points of...Full Story »

Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier unavailable for Middlesbrough’s clash with Watford

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA32 hits

Middlesbrough will be without Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier for Monday’s Sky Bet Championship home clash with Watford.Defender Fry (calf) and midfielder Tavernier were both absent from the 3-1 loss at Bournemouth on Friday due to injury.And boss Neil Warnock said the pair would be out for two to three weeks.Anfernee Dijksteel will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of an ankle...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz wants Watford to go up as champions after Sheffield Wednesday win

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA19 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz has promised the fans that his “ambitious” players will do all they can to return to the Premier League as champions.The 1-0 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday, courtesy of a controversial early own goal from Owls defender Tom Lees, brought the Hornets to within six points of leaders Norwich, who host Watford on April 20.Watford were fifth in the table and...Full Story »

Watford maintain winning run as Tom Lees own goal adds to Wednesday’s woes

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA12 hits

An controversial early own goal from Tom Lees gave second-placed Watford a 1-0 win at home to struggling Sheffield Wednesday.The three points extended the Hornets’ winning run to six in a row and 10 from their last 11 matches as Xisco Munoz’s side boosted their automatic promotion chances.Time is running out for Wednesday at the other end of the table, however, with the Owls having t...Full Story »

Watford sweating on Ismaila Sarr ahead of facing Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Friday, April 02, 2021 by PA25 hits

Ismaila Sarr faces a late fitness test ahead of Watford’s clash against Sheffield Wednesday.The forward remains doubtful with the hamstring injury that saw him miss the 3-0 win over Birmingham and Senegal’s internationals over the last fortnight.Tom Cleverley is back in full training following a knee ligament problem and comes into contention.However, Troy Deeney and Tom Dele-Bashiru...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz says Watford players need a rest after beating Birmingham

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA22 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz insisted that his players need rest over the upcoming international break even if it risks disrupting the momentum that has propelled them into the automatic promotion places.The Spaniard’s side showed no fatigue in their 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Birmingham City at Vicarage Road for a fifth successive Championship victory.Munoz said: “I am ve...Full Story »

Watford thrash Birmingham to boost Championship promotion hopes

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA22 hits

Watford’s charge towards automatic promotion continued with a convincing 3-0 win over Birmingham at Vicarage Road.Goals from Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah and Andre Gray established a six-point cushion over third-placed Swansea prior to the late kick-off in the south Wales derby.It was a thoroughly deserved victory for Xisco Munoz’s side, who made it five successive victories in the C...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr faces late fitness test for Watford ahead of Birmingham clash

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2021 by PA42 hits

Ismaila Sarr faces a late fitness test for Watford ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash with Birmingham.The winger came off early in the second half of Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Rotherham with an unspecified knock, and will be checked late on ahead of the weekend’s Birmingham encounter.Christian Kabasele is back in full training after bruising to the bone in his knee that had ke...Full Story »

Xisco Munoz warns Watford still have more to offer

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by PA20 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz believes his team are still capable of better displays despite a 4-1 win at Rotherham taking their tally to eight wins in nine games.Goals from Francisco Sierralta, Ismaila Sarr and Ken Sema put the Hornets firmly in the ascendancy before the break.But Daniel Bachmann had to make a penalty save from Michael Smith after the break and Freddie Ladapo reduced the deficit ...Full Story »

Watford romp to win at Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by PA14 hits

Rampant Watford rattled off an eighth win from their last nine matches following a 4-1 romp at Rotherham.Chile international Francisco Sierralta opened the scoring with his first goal in English football and further efforts from Ismaila Sarr and Ken Sema put Xisco Munoz’s men firmly in the ascendancy at the break.After Michael Smith had a penalty saved for the Millers, Freddie Ladapo pulle...Full Story »

Rotherham without boss Paul Warne for home clash with Watford

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by PA44 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 PA20 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 PA17 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 PA27 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 PA23 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 PA23 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 »

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