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Aston Villa's goalkeeper Pepe Reina, right, punches the ball clear of the goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Shaun Botterill,Pool)(AP)

Aston Villa beat Arsenal 1-0, out of Premier League relegation zone

BIRMINGHAM | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will need to win the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Aug. 1 to secure a place in the Europa League next season, and could yet finish as low as 10th place in the Premier League.
Watford's Roberto Pereyra in action with Manchester City's Phil Foden.(Pool via REUTERS)
Watford's Roberto Pereyra in action with Manchester City's Phil Foden.(Pool via REUTERS)

Watford relegation fears mount after thrashing by Manchester City

Watford | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:28 AM IST
Starting the day three points above 19th-placed Bournemouth and 18th-placed Aston Villa, Watford held firm for half an hour before Sterling’s sensational strike gave City the lead.
Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their first goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their first goal.(Pool via REUTERS)

Watford skipper Troy Deeney denies report of half-time fight

Watford | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Manager Nigel Pearson was sacked after the defeat, which left them three points above the relegation zone.
West Ham United's Declan Rice celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during an English Premier League soccer match against Watford at the London Stadium.(AP)
West Ham United's Declan Rice celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during an English Premier League soccer match against Watford at the London Stadium.(AP)

West Ham looks safe in Premier League after beating Watford

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The Hammers struck three times in a dominant opening 36 minutes to leave Watford reeling, moving David Moyes’ side six points clear of the drop zone with two games to go.
Watford's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goal.(Action Images via Reuters)
Watford's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goal.(Action Images via Reuters)

Watford’s Gray apologises for violating lockdown protocols

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:11 PM IST
As a result of the breach, Watford were forced to omit Gray and team mates Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina from the squad for their weekend’s match in the Premier League against Southampton as a precaution.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Leicester City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - June 20, 2020 Leicester City's Ben Chilwell celebrates scoring their first goal with Kelechi Iheanacho as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Leicester City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - June 20, 2020 Leicester City's Ben Chilwell celebrates scoring their first goal with Kelechi Iheanacho as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)

Two late stunners as Watford, Leicester draw 1-1 in EPL

Watford | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 08:26 AM IST
Ben Chilwell was mobbed by his Leicester teammates after smashing home a rising, angled shot off the inside of the post in the 90th minute for what looked like the winning goal. However, there was more late drama as Watford center back Craig Dawson performed a bicycle kick to score a brilliant equalizer
Leicester's James Maddison, right greets Watford's Craig Dawson after the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY.(AP)
Leicester's James Maddison, right greets Watford's Craig Dawson after the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY.(AP)

Craig Dawson’s overhead kick earns vital point for Watford

WATFORD, England | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:27 PM IST
England full back Ben Chilwell had put third-placed Leicester ahead in the 90th minute with a thunderous shot, before Dawson’s acrobatic finish lifted Watford provisionally a point clear of the relegation zone.
General view of the crowd including Nigel Pearson, Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City.(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of the crowd including Nigel Pearson, Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City.(Action Images via Reuters)

My focus is Watford’s Premier League survival, says Nigel Pearson

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Pearson had two stints at Leicester, leading them to Premier League promotion in 2014 as second-tier champions before he was sacked after a season in the top flight. The club went on to win their maiden Premier League title the following season.
Nigel Pearson, Manager of Watford and Nathaniel Chalobah of Watford celebrate victory against Bournemouth.(Getty Images)
Nigel Pearson, Manager of Watford and Nathaniel Chalobah of Watford celebrate victory against Bournemouth.(Getty Images)

Pearson has galvanised Watford: Leicester boss Rodgers

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Watford, who host Rodgers’s Leicester side on Saturday, had only one win and were at the bottom of the standings when Pearson was appointed.
General view of a match ball.(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of a match ball.(Action Images via Reuters)

EPL clubs Watford, Burnley confirm positive COVID-19 tests

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:49 PM IST
There were as many as six positive tests for coronavirus across three Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday, the league said in a statement on their official website on Tuesday.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates with Odion Ighalo after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates with Odion Ighalo after the match.(REUTERS)

Odion Ighalo keen to see out season at Manchester United

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Premier League bosses hope to resume the season in June but China’s Super League is also edging towards the start of their season after it was delayed by COVID-19.
Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Chelsea v Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - March 3, 2020 Chelsea's Marcos Alonso in action with Liverpool's James Milner Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)
Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Chelsea v Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - March 3, 2020 Chelsea's Marcos Alonso in action with Liverpool's James Milner Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool beaten again as Chelsea ease into FA Cup quarters

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Klopp made seven changes to the side beaten for the first time in 45 Premier League games at Watford on Saturday, but still named a far stronger XI than the youthful teams that had seen off Everton and Shrewsbury to reach the fifth round.
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold clashes with Watford's Ismaila Sarr and Abdoulaye Doucoure.(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold clashes with Watford's Ismaila Sarr and Abdoulaye Doucoure.(REUTERS)

Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League run ended by Watford

Watford | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:15 AM IST
Ismaila Sarr’s double and Troy Deeney’s strike 18 minutes from time ended Liverpool’s hopes of romping to a first league title in 30 years with an unbeaten season as they lost in the league for the first time since January 2019.
Liverpool players celebrate their first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Ham at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)(AP)
Liverpool players celebrate their first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Ham at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)(AP)

Premier League: Liverpool eye record-breaking win as top-four battle heats up

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Klopp’s men, who need four victories from their final 11 games to guarantee the title, can break City’s record with win number 19 at Vicarage Road.
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with David de Gea after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with David de Gea after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Manchester United outclass Watford to stay in Premier League top-four hunt

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Bruno Fernandes opened his goalscoring account at Manchester United on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side climbed to fifth place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win against lowly Watford.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match(Action Images via Reuters)

Manchester United further behind in development than expected: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Solskjaer, who took charge of United in December last year, has guided the team to eighth in the standings after 18 games and their tally of 25 points is four fewer than what they had collected at this stage last season.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba applauds fans after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba applauds fans after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Paul Pogba hailed as ‘best midfielder in the world’ by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 04:06 PM IST
The World Cup winner was in action for United for the first time since late September as a substitute in their chastening 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action with Watford's Kiko Femenia and Christian Kabasele.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action with Watford's Kiko Femenia and Christian Kabasele.(Action Images via Reuters)

Premier League: Manchester United implode against feisty Watford

Watford | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Watford won in the Premier League for just the second time this season as the bottom-of-the-table side beat Manchester United 2-0 in a shock upset at Vicarage Road on Sunday
File image of Jurgen Klopp(REUTERS)
File image of Jurgen Klopp(REUTERS)

Champions League expansion plan angers Klopp

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Reigning European champions Liverpool already have a packed fixture programme, with the runaway Premier League leaders due to fly to Qatar for the Club World Cup less than 24 hours after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their first goal with Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their first goal with Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.(REUTERS)

Mohamed Salah strikes twice as Liverpool sink struggling Watford

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 09:00 PM IST
The win restored Liverpool’s 11-point advantage over second-placed Leicester City, who host Norwich City later in the day, while Watford’s fourth defeat in five games left new manager Nigel Pearson’s side rooted to the bottom of the table.
Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - November 8, 2019 Watford's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goal.(Action Images via Reuters)
Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - November 8, 2019 Watford's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goal.(Action Images via Reuters)

Watford win at last as Norwich hit rock bottom

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Watford registered a 2-0 win over Norwich to climb from the bottom of the Premier League.
Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring against Watford during the English Premiership League match at Vicarage Road.(AP)
Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring against Watford during the English Premiership League match at Vicarage Road.(AP)

Abraham, Pulisic lift ‘sloppy’ Chelsea into third

Watford, United Kingdom | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 09:01 AM IST
The Blues have won eight of their past nine matches in all competitions as Lampard continues to make a good impression in his first season in charge.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino during training.(Action Images via Reuters)

Mauricio Pochettino not going grey over Tottenham speculation

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Spurs have endured a terrible start to the season, winning just three of their first 12 games in all competitions, which has seen Pochettino face prolonged criticism for the first time in five-and -a-half years at the club.
Chelsea will be facing Liverpool in an all important Premier League fixture this weekend(REUTERS)
Chelsea will be facing Liverpool in an all important Premier League fixture this weekend(REUTERS)

Liverpool threaten another lesson for Chelsea as top-six contenders face off in Premier League

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Pep Guardiola’s men will be confident of cutting that gap as they host bottom-of-the-table Watford 24 hours before Liverpool travel to Chelsea on Sunday
Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, center, shouts at his teammates during their English Premier League match against Watford.(AP)
Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, center, shouts at his teammates during their English Premier League match against Watford.(AP)

Premier League: Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka says they were scared at Watford

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Arsenal lost control of the game in the second half as they gifted a goal to Tom Cleverley by trying to play out from the back before a rash challenge by Brazilian David Luiz allowed Roberto Pereyra to score from the spot.
Arsenal's David Luiz, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe look dejected.(REUTERS)
Arsenal's David Luiz, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe look dejected.(REUTERS)

Premier League: Arsenal blow two-goal lead against lowly Watford

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Arsenal played a huge part in their own downfall too as they gifted possesion away inside their own box for Tom Cleverley to pull a goal back before David Luiz upended Roberto Pereyra, who slotted home the resulting penalty.
Former Watford manager Javi Gracia.(REUTERS)
Former Watford manager Javi Gracia.(REUTERS)

Quique Sanchez Flores returns to Watford after Javi Gracia is sacked

Reuters | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The Spaniard had been a popular figure at Vicarage Road -- guiding the club to 11th in the Premier League and a first FA Cup final for 35 years last season.
Watford's Troy Deeney gestures during the Premier League.(Action Images via Reuters)
Watford's Troy Deeney gestures during the Premier League.(Action Images via Reuters)

Watford’s Troy Deeney ruled out for ‘several weeks’ after knee surgery

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:31 PM IST
Watford will look to record their first points of the league campaign on Saturday when they host West Ham United, who are also without a win after two games.
File image of footballer Odion Ighalo(REUTERS)
File image of footballer Odion Ighalo(REUTERS)

Shanghai Shenhua’s Ighalo punished over social media use

Shanghai | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 09:36 AM IST
The 30-year-old former Watford star has not played for Shenhua for three months because of injury, the Africa Cup of Nations, then a reported knee problem.
Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on(Getty Images)
Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on(Getty Images)

Manchester City need to win Champions League, says Guardiola

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:40 PM IST
The 48-year-old Spaniard said in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s rout the domestic treble is more difficult than winning the Champions League because it demands greater consistency over a gruelling season.
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