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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 PA45 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 PA46 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 PA18 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 »

Watford wait for update on Tom Cleverley’s injury ahead of Forest clash

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA32 hits

Watford are waiting to discover the extent of Tom Cleverley’s knee injury ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game with Nottingham Forest.Former England midfielder Cleverley was forced off late on during the midweek win over Wycombe.Hornets boss Xisco Munoz already has depleted options in midfield as Dan Gosling is out with a hamstring strain and Nathaniel Chalobah completes a t...Full Story »

‘Amazing’ Andre Gray earns the plaudits from Watford boss Xisco Munoz

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA30 hits

Watford manager Xisco Munoz hailed an “amazing performance” from Andre Gray after the striker netted twice in a 2-0 win against Wycombe.Victory moves the Hornets level on points with second-placed Brentford but with an inferior goal difference.Gray scored his first goals since early November, and Munoz was quick to defend his player against criticism.He said: “Sometimes when yo...Full Story »

Watford set sights on automatic places after Wycombe win

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA22 hits

Watford moved level on points with second-placed Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship after claiming a 2-0 win against struggling Wycombe at Vicarage Road.Two goals from Andre Gray were enough for the Hornets, who now have an automatic promotion place in their sights following the Bees’ defeat at leaders Norwich.Watford gave a first league start to midfielder Philip Zinckernagel, while th...Full Story »

Watford duo Joao Pedro and Nathaniel Chalobah suspended for Wycombe visit

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by PA60 hits

Watford will be without suspended duo Joao Pedro and Nathaniel Chalobah for Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with bottom club Wycombe.Brazilian forward Pedro serves a one-match ban following his red card against Bournemouth on Saturday, while midfielder Chalobah begins a two-match absence after collecting his 10th booking of the season at the Vitality Stadium.Hornets captain Troy Dee...Full Story »

Arnaut Danjuma nets winner as Bournemouth beat Watford in ill-tempered clash

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2021 by PA28 hits

Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal as Bournemouth picked up a crucial 1-0 win over Championship promotion rivals Watford in an ill-tempered game which both teams finished with 10 men.Danjuma fired the winner – his seventh goal of the season – 16 minutes into the second half to end the Cherries’ two-matching losing streak.Bournemouth’s victory was marred by a multi-player...Full Story »

David Brooks blow for Bournemouth ahead of Watford match

Posted Friday, February 26, 2021 by PA30 hits

Bournemouth are set to be without David Brooks for the visit of Watford in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.The midfielder hurt his ankle in training and has been ruled out for up to five weeks.The game is expected to come too soon for defender Jack Stacey, who is due to return to training next week with a knee problem.But Dominic Solanke returned to training this week having been out since ...Full Story »

Watford boss Xisco Munoz talks up Joao Pedro after another fine display

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA25 hits

Watford boss Xisco Munoz praised “exciting” Joao Pedro after the forward scored one and set two up in the 3-2 win at Blackburn.The 19-year-old’s ninth goal of the season – a delicate lob – set the Hornets on their way, before his shot was eventually turned home by Ismaila Sarr for Watford’s second.Harvey Elliott halved the deficit before the break but Joao the...Full Story »

Watford keep promotion push going as Blackburn lose again

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA21 hits

Watford maintained their promotion charge as they made it four Championship wins in a row by defeating out-of-form Blackburn 3-2.All the visitors’ front three found the net as they stayed level on points with second-placed Brentford.Joao Pedro’s deft lob – his third goal in as many games – put Watford ahead before Ismaila Sarr’s close range tap-in doubled the advant...Full Story »

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