Premier League

  • E. Capoue 34’
  • C. Zúñiga 83’
  • 62’ M. Rashford
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 1
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
Vicarage Road
Attendance 21,118


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      United are probing for a late equaliser here. Pogba does well on the left and spins away from his man well, before switching the play. Valencia brings it down but sees his cross blocked.
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    • 90'
      GOAL!!! DEENEY WRAPS THINGS UP! The Watford skipper makes no mistake from the spot, sending an emphatic strike straight down the middle and gives the hosts a third.
    • 45'
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      Good play by Rashford, as he is fed up the left by Pogba. He cuts inside and manages to get space for a shot, but his effort goes well wide.
    • 90'
      PENALTY TO WATFORD! Brilliant play by Success, as he turns Bailly inside-out twice, gets into the area and cuts it back to Zuniga, who is caught a sluggish challenge from Fellaini.
    • 90'
      Yellow card Wayne Rooney
    • 45'
      There will be four minutes added on here.
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      There will be four minutes added on.
    • 0'
      Jose Mourinho really has his work cut out now. That is United's third successive defeat across all competitions, making them worse off this year than they were after as many matches last term. Watford to their credit were excellent and thoroughly deserving of the victory, which suggested they could
    • 0'
      The referee calls time on the first half, with Watford one up at the break. It is a deserved lead too. Pogba may have struck the crossbar for United, but otherwise they have looked tepid in attack and the visitors simply have not been good enough. Mourinho needs to change something.
    • 0'
      The players are out on the pitch at Vicarage Road with kick-off just around the corner. Stay tuned!
    • 0'
      Another reunion takes place on the touchline today. Mourinho and Mazzarri enjoyed a couple of fallings out while the Portuguese coach spent time in Italy and today they come face-to-face with each other again, this time in England.
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      Watford on the other hand have been forced into just one change from their 4-2 win at West Ham, with Seb Prodl coming in for the injured Younes Kaboul. Otherwise they are unchanged, with Roberto Pereyra again starting in midfield and today he will lock horns with his former Juventus team-mate Paul P
    • 0'
      Those coming into the starting XI today are Chris Smalling, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, all of whom missed the City game. Daley Blind drops to the bench to make room for the England centre-back, while Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - arguably the two most criticised last weekend - are
    • 0'
      As already noted, United of course lost last time out in the Premier League, coming out on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester City. They then followed that up with a 1-0 loss to Feyenoord in the Europa League, so today United are looking to avoid suffering a third sucessive reverse.
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      Man United subs: Romero, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Young, Memphis.
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      Manchester United starting XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw; Pogba, Fellaini; Rashford, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic.
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      Watford subs: Pantilimon, Zuniga, Kenedy, Watson, Amrabat, Guedioura, Success.
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      Watford starting XI (5-3-2): Gomes; Janmaat, Britos, Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas; Capoue, Behrami, Pereyra; Deeney, Ighalo.
    • 0'
      First of all, let's introduce the teams...
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      Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Premier League encounter between Watford and Manchester United. I will be describing the action for you today, as these two sides go head-to-head at Vicarage Road, with Walter Mazzarri and Jose Mourinho renewing their rivalry as the visitors look to boun
    • 1'
      Off we go! Ibrahimovic gets things started for United.
    • 3'
      Well there is the first effort, as Rooney lofts in a free-kick from deep and Smalling meets it with his head, but sends the ball comfortably wide of the left-hand post.
    • 4'
      Excellent defending by Shaw, as Janmaat is released up the flank and the United left-back tracks him and then tackles the Dutchman, knocking the ball off him and out for a goal-kick.
    • 6'
      A decent first few minutes from United, who have seen the majority of the ball and are keeping Watford penned into their own half at the moment with a very effective high press.
    • 8'
      United work the ball well across from the left to the right. Valencia runs at Holebas and tries to get a cross in, but a combination of the left-back and Britos manage to halt the Ecuadorian.
    • 10'
      No penalty! Holebas launches a long throw into the box and Deeney gets close to it, but he is blatantly tugged back by Fellaini. The Belgian gets away with it, though.
    • 12'
      Just wide! Pereyra chucks a free-kick into the United area and it is nodded back across goal by Prodl. Deeney almost manages to get on the end of it, but it is just slightly too heavy and the visitors survive.
    • 14'
      United escape! Prodl's long ball from the back causes Smalling and De Gea to get mixed up with one another and it falls kindly for Ighalo, but the striker inexplicably misses an open goal.
    • 16'
      Good save! Better from De Gea this time, as Janmaat clips a good cross into the centre and Deeney gets his head to it, forcing the goalkeeper to launch himself to his left and push it away.
    • 18'
      This has not been a good start from United. They've not been able to put anything together in midfield, with Pogba, Rooney and Fellaini having no real influence, while Watford are dominating aerially.
    • 20'
      Watford probe again. Another long ball isn't cleared very well by Smalling and Deeney latches on to it. He finds Ighalo, who holds play up and then feeds Janmaat, but the right-back's cross is scuffed and the visitors survive.
    • 21'
      And there's Rashford's first real involvement, as he is played up the right by Fellaini. The winger shapes a low delivery into the danger zone, but it is easy for Gomes to gobble up.
    • 23'
      A big miss! Again Rashford finds space on the right, as he races up the right flank and sees another low cross deflected towards the back post. Ibrahimovic arrives late and gets a shot away, but he crashes it into the side-netting. That should be 1-0.
    • 25'
      United are just starting to see a bit more of the ball, but this time a promising attack comes to an abrupt end as Pogba's pass hits the referee.
    • 26'
      Rashford is starting to have an impression too. This time the youngster delivers an early cross and Ibrahimovic does manager to get a toe onto it, but there's not enough contact.
    • 27'
      Ouch! Martial and Janmaat both go for an aerial duel and ultimately clash heads. Both are down and need some medical attention.
    • 29'
      We are back under way at Vicarage Road now. Both Janmaat and Martial look as though they will be continuing.
    • 31'
      OFF THE CROSSBAR! Fellaini does well to spin away from Behrami, before squaring to his left to Pogba. The Frenchman let's fly from some 30 yards and only the goal frame saves Watford.
    • 33'
      United win themselves a corner now, as Pogba comes across to the right to receive Martial's throw-in and sees his attempted cross blocked behind.
    • 34'
      G E. Capoue Assist D. Janmaat
    • 34'
      Excellent play by Janmaat, as the right-back races forward and does brilliantly to tee up Capoue.
    • 34'
      GOAL!!! WATFORD BREAK THE DEADLOCK! A combination of Britos and Janmaat rob Martial and the Dutchman shows great awareness to cut the ball back to Capoue on the edge of the area and the Frenchman slams beyon De Gea.
    • 36'
      Martial still isn't up after getting tackled rather heavily by Britos in the build-up to the goal. It looks like he might have to make way.
    • 38'
      SI A. Young SO D. Janmaat
    • 38'
      And there's confirmation that Martial makes way for United, with Ashley Young on in his place.
    • 41'
      Almost a decent opportunity for Ibrahimovic, but the Swede slams his effort into Prodl after being released into the area.
    • 43'
      Another chance for Ibrahimovic to make a nuisance of himself, but this time Gomes rushes out to deny him just in time.
    • 45'
      Routine stop from De Gea, as Pogba is guilty of fouling Pereyra and Holebas goes for goal from the resulting kick, but the goalkeeper gets down to his left and holds on.
    • 46'
      Off we go for the second half.
    • 47'
      There's the first shot of the second half, but probably one Ibrahimovic will look to forget, as Janmaat's headed clearance lands kindly for the Swede and he snatches at it, sending it wide from 20 yards.
    • 48'
      United now win their first corner of the half, as Rashford gets up the right flank and sees his cross blocked behind by Britos.
    • 50'
      Great tackle from Pogba, as the Frenchman slides in on Janmaat and steals the ball away on the left. The Dutchman has been hurt in that and he is asking to come off.
    • 51'
      SI N. Amrabat SO D. Janmaat
    • 51'
      Off goes Janmaat and is replaced by Amrabat. An attacking change from Mazzarri.
    • 53'
      Good play by Watford. Holebas' long throw lands with Ighalo and he tries to prod the ball into the danger zone. He almost does, but Young deflects it behind. The corner doesn't come to much, as Capoue fouls the United winger.
    • 55'
      There are a few tackles flying in at the moment, as Rashford goes in hard on Cathcart and then Behrami barges into the youngster.
    • 57'
      Rooney really has been poor today. This time he is robbed by Amrabat while turning in the Watford half. He just looks slow and sluggish - could he be the next to be sacrificed?
    • 59'
      A good spell of possession now for Watford. United have done very little from an attacking perspective in the second half so far and the hosts are looking comfortable in possession.
    • 61'
      Good play by Ibrahimovic, as he drops deep, spins and feeds a good pass out to the right for Rooney, but his attempted delivery is absolutely terrible. Goal-kick.
    • 62'
      G M. Rashford Assist D. Janmaat
    • 62'
      SI Mata SO D. Janmaat
    • 62'
      GOAL!!! UNITED ARE LEVEL! Ibrahimovic does well, charging forward, linking with Rashford and then clipping a cross in. The England youngster misses it initially, but it drops kindly for him a couple of seconds later and he stabs home from close range.
    • 62'
      Here comes the latest United switch - Mata on for Valencia, with Young seemingly to right-back.
    • 64'
      United are back on the defensive again now, though, as Watford win a free-kick in a decent position on the right. Eventually Pereyra's delivery is cleared as far as Holebas, who slices a volley well wide from 25 yards.
    • 66'
      Good play by Ibrahimovic, as he uses his experience to hold off Amrabat in an attacking position, before eventually luring the Moroccan into a foul.
    • 68'
      The free-kick doesn't come to much, though, as Cathcart heads it away and then Pogba loses out while surrounded by Holebas and Britos.
    • 69'
      Better from Rooney, as the United captain clips a lofted pass into the right side of the area looking for Mata. The Spaniard almost gets on to it, but Behrami is there to cut it out.
    • 71'
      United have definitely been better on the whole in the second half. They are looking rather more purposeful, particularly with Rooney and Pogba playing further forward.
    • 73'
      Pointless foul there from Pogba, as he goes in and barges Pereyra over near the corner flag. Entirely unnecessary.
    • 74'
      Panic in the United defence from the resulting kick, as it is nodded across the face of goal and De Gea opts to stay on his line. Eventually Bailly is able to hack clear.
    • 75'
      Silly from Pogba. The France star shoves Behrami away while he tries to take a quick free-kick and the referee brings out the yellow card.
    • 77'
      And now Holebas goes into the referee's book for encroaching at the free-kick.
    • 77'
      Blatant foul there from Britos, as he is beaten all ends up by Rashford and he has to haul him down.
    • 79'
      The free-kick doesn't come to much initially, but United keep the pressure on and Pogba wins a corner.
    • 80'
      Good save! Fellaini produces a brilliant cross from the right, picking out Ibrahmovic, whose header forces Gomes into an acrobatic stop. Good goalkeeping.
    • 81'
      Britos is again guilty of clattering into Rashford out on the right wing and United get another free-kick.
    • 82'
      SI C. Zúñiga SO D. Janmaat
    • 82'
      Change for Watford now, as Capoue makes way for Zuniga.
    • 83'
      G C. Zúñiga Assist D. Janmaat
    • 83'
      GOAL!!! WATFORD HAVE SURELY WON IT! Pereyra does brilliantly, latching on to a pass into the area and then cutting a fine pass back into the danger zone. Zuniga guides it into the bottom-left corner with his first touch. Great goal.
    • 83'
      Assist Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra
    • 85'
      SI M. Depay SO D. Janmaat
    • 85'
      Final United switch now, as Depay comes on for Shaw. The last throw of the dice.
    • 86'
      Out comes the yellow card again, this time for Deeney as he takes Mata out from behind.
    • 88'
      Now Fellaini makes his way into the book, as he barges over Zuniga.
    • 89'
      A third yellow card in quick succession goes to Depay, who fouls Amrabat and then has his name taken for dissent.
    • 90'
      SI I. Success SO D. Janmaat
    • 90'
      Final Watford change now - Success enters for Ighalo.

    Line Up




    Francisco Javier Muñoz Llompart
    Ole Gunnar Solskjær



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 16
    Yellow Cards 3 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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