Watford
0 - 1
Arsenal
2019-04-15 | 21:00 |  English Premier League | Vicarage Road |  Full Time
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Watford Arsenal
  • 0 Goals 1 10' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Goal)
  • 54' Etienne Capoue
    86' Will Hughes
    2 Yellow Cards
  • 11' Troy Deeney
    1 Red Cards
Commentary
  • 90'

    Full time at Vicarage Road and Arsenal have scraped a 1-0 win against a 10-man Watford side. The hosts reacted brilliantly to conceding an early goal and Deeney red card and can be considered unlucky to leave with nothing, but it's 3 points for Arsenal.

  • 88'

    MISS! Aubameyang has a chance to finish the game after a brilliant burst into the box saw him strike towards the near post from the left side of the goal, but he slices the effort wide of the target.

  • 87'

    Substitution for Watford as Sema comes on to replace Masina.

  • 86'

    Yellow card as Hughes is booked for a naughty challenge on Monreal.

  • 84'

    CLOSE! Janmaat looks to deliver into the box and floats the ball towards the far post for Hughes to meet it, but he can't keep the header down as it goes over the bar.

  • 80'

    CHANCE! Gray looks to be in as he gets around Leno before looking to finish, but he's denied by a brilliant sliding challenge from Maitland-Niles.

  • 78'

    SHOT! Arsenal work the ball patiently on the edge of the Watford area before the ball is laid back for Xhaka to strike from around 25 yards out. He looks to place the ball into the top corner, but Foster reads it well and makes a comfortable save.

  • 75'

    CLOSE! Arsenal move down the right. The ball is whipped in dangerously towards the near post where Aubameyang looks to meet it, but he can't hit the target.

  • 72'

    Watford have done brilliantly to stay in this game tonight and may well still get something from this game with just under 20 minutes to go.

  • 68'

    CLOSE! Mkhitaryan gets wide and whips a ball across the face of goal with Ozil looking to get on the end of it, but it's just out of the Germans reach.

  • 67'

    Substitution for Arsenal as Ramsey comes off to be replaced by Maitland-Niles.

  • 63'

    WOODWORK! Watford move forward down the right before it's shifted inside to Doucoure on the edge of the box, who then lays it off for Masina to strike from 25 yards out. He strikes it pure and Leno can just watch as it strikes the crossbar.

  • 60'

    Substitutions for both sides as Mavroponas is replaced by Guendouzi for Arsenal, whilst Success replaces Femenia for the Hornets.

  • 58'

    SHOT! Ozil lays the ball back for Mkhitaryan to strike at goal, but the Armenian gets it all wrong as his effort goes high and wide of the target.

  • 57'

    SAVE! Arsenal catch Watford on the counter as they attack in numbers. Iwobi delivers a ball into the box from the left flank and Mkhitaryan arrives at the far post to volley on target, but Foster sticks a foot out to make a vital save.

  • 55'

    Yellow card as Capoue is booked for a high challenge on Mkhitaryan.

  • 53'

    CLOSE! Arsenal advance down the left flank through Iwobi and he looks to whip a cross in with his right foot. It's just out of the reach of Aubameyang though and the ball goes narrowly wide of the far post.

  • 49'

    It's been better from Arsenal at the start of the second half as they look to control the pace of the game a bit more and starve Watford of possession, no chances to speak of as yet.

  • 46'

    We're back underway for the second half! Arsenal make one change at the break as Ozil comes on to replace Torreira.

  • 45'

    Half time at Vicarage Road and Arsenal go into the break with a 1-0 lead after a mistake from Foster saw Aubameyang open the scoring early on. Watford went down to 10-men with Deeney being sent off, but reacted well by creating plenty of chances.

  • 43'

    SHOT! Arsenal have an extended period of possession in the Watford half but the visitors are struggling to penetrate the Hornets backline which is well organised. Xhaka eventually shoots from range, but Foster saves comfortably.

  • 38'

    SHOT! Arsenal get forward in numbers and Watford defend well to deny the hosts a clear sight of goal before Ramsey strikes over the bar from range.

  • 35'

    Watford have been brilliant despite being a man down. The hosts continue to press for an equaliser and have looked the better side for much of the first half, but they've had Leno standing in their way.

  • 32'

    SAVE! Capoue strikes at goal from the free kick and it's a brilliant effort with the ball heading for the corner, but Leno gets across his line with speed to make an excellent save.

  • 31'

    Watford will have a free kick in a brilliant position on the edge of the Arsenal box after Torreira brought down Hughes, who was breaking dangerously for the hosts.

  • 27'

    SAVE! Arsenal break forward and a shot opens up for Iwobi. He strikes at goal and his effort looks to be heading for the top corner, but he's denied by a brilliant save from Foster.

  • 24'

    CHANCE! Gray makes a brilliant into the left side of the box and looks to cross for Doucoure from the byline, but Monreal tracks back and makes an important clearance for this side.

  • 20'

    SAVE! Watford win a free kick on the halfway line which Holebas delivers into the box. Kabasele chests it down for Cathcart to strike at goal. He hits the ball purely, but Leno positions himself well to make a brilliant save.

  • 16'

    CHANCE! Iwobi produces a good run with the ball down the left flank before looking to cross for Aubameyang at the near post. The forward gets his shot away, but he's denied by a vital block from Cathcart.

  • 12'

    RED CARD! Things go from bad to worse for the home side as Deeney is shown a red card for a swinging arm into the face of Torreira when looking to challenge for the ball in midfield.

  • 10'

    GOAL! Watford deal well with an Arsenal attack which sees Janmaat pass the ball back to Foster. He takes a touch before looking to clear, but he takes too long and it allows Aubameyang to make a challenge and the ball deflects into the net. 0-1.

  • 5'

    SHOT! Watford have kept the pressure on the visitors from the start and win a corner. Arsenal fail to clear with the ball bobbling around in the box before Hughes volleys wide from a chest down from Deeney.

  • 2'

    Arsenal have an early scare at the back as Leno is nearly caught in possession by Deeney, who looked to press high from the get go, but the German keeper does enough to boot the ball into touch.

  • 1'

    We're underway at Vicarage Road!

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the Premier League as Watford host Arsenal at Vicarage Road.

  • 0'

    Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Femenia, Hughes, Gray, Deeney. Subs: Gomes, Britos, Mariappa, Success, Sema, Chalobah, Navarro.

  • 0'

    Arsenal XI: Leno, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Mustafi, Monreal, Ramsey, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang. Subs: Cech, Elneny, Lacazette, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Kolasinac.

  • 0'

    Both sides will be searching for a win tonight to fulfill their respective ambitions towards European competitions. Arsenal are looking to jump back into the top four whilst the Hornets are looking to take pole position for the final Europa League spot.

Team Line-ups
Watford Arsenal
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Troy Deeney
  • Adam Masina
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Abdoulaye Doucouré
  • Andre Gray
  • Will Hughes
  • Kiko Femenía
  • Ben Foster
  • Christian Kabasele
  • Etienne Capoue
  • 2
  • 9
  • 11
  • 15
  • 16
  • 18
  • 19
  • 21
  • 26
  • 27
  • 29
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • 14
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 27
  • 34
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Lucas Torreira
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Bernd Leno
  • Shkodran Mustafi
  • Konstantinos Mavropanos
  • Granit Xhaka
Substitutions
  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Miguel Britos
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Isaac Success
  • Ken Sema
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Marc Navarro
  • 1
  • 3
  • 6
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 23
  • 1
  • 4
  • 9
  • 10
  • 15
  • 29
  • 31
  • Petr Cech
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Alexandre Lacazette
  • Mesut Özil
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Sead Kolasinac

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