Arsenal 1-0 Watford: tops 1-0 with a goal scored by E. Smith

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LONDON. Arsenal conquers Watford 1-0 after E. Smith scored just 1 goal (56').

LONDON. Arsenal defeats Watford 1-0 after E. Smith scored just 1 goal (56′). Arsenal took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).

J. Kucka received a red card (89′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Watford lost the match.

P. Aubameyang missed a penalty (36′) for Arsenal.​

The match was held at the Emirates Stadium Stadium in London on Sunday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Friend who was helped by Adrian Holmes and Simon Beck. The 4th official was Martin Atkinson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11.4 degrees Celsius or 52.48 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

Arsenal was in firm control of the ball 60% while Watford was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Arsenal was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the match.

Arsenal shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Watford shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.


Arsenal received 4 yellow cards (A. Lokonga, T. Tomiyasu, P. Aubameyang and Gabriel). On the opposite side, Watford received 3 yellow cards (J. King, J. Kucka and M. Sissoko).

Also, Watford didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after J. Kucka (Watford) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (89′).

After this match, Arsenal will have 17 points like Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, Watford will stay with 10 points like Aston Villa and Leeds United to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 7'

    B. Saka (Goal Disallowed)

  • 10'

    J. King

  • 20'

    A. Lokonga

  • 30'

    T. Tomiyasu

  • 31'

    J. Kucka

  • 36'

    P. Aubameyang

  • 53'

    P. Aubameyang

  • 54'

    M. Sissoko

  • 56'

    E. Smith Rowe

  • 63'

    J. Pedro

    O. Tufan

  • 69'

    M. Odegaard

    A. Lacazette

  • 74'


    E. Dennis

  • 80'


  • 87'

    M. Elneny

    E. Smith Rowe

  • 89'

    J. Kucka

  • 90'

    G. Martinelli

    B. Saka

  • 90'

    A. Fletcher

    C. Cathcart

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Arsenal will play away against Liverpool on the 20th of November with a 12-11 head to head statistic in favor of Liverpool (13 draws).

Watford will host Manchester United on the 20th of November with a 12-2 head to head record in favor of Manchester United (0 draws).

Arsenal: Formation and Lineups

Arsenal started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

The manager Mikel Arteta Amatriain chose to play with the following team: Aaron Ramsdale (6.6), Takehiro Tomiyasu (7.4), Benjamin White (7.4), Gabriel Magalhães (7.3), Nuno Tavares (6.3), Bukayo Saka (7.4), Albert Sambi Lokonga (7.1), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (7.6), Emile Smith Rowe (7.3), Alexandre Lacazette (7.4) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (6.4).


Arsenal made 3 changes: A. Lacazette for M. Odegaard (69′), E. Smith Rowe for M. Elneny (87′) and B. Saka for G. Martinelli (90′).

Top player: Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Probably the most impressive player in Arsenal was Ainsley Maitland-Niles even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 34 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 8.

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Watford started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, Claudio Ranieri played with: Ben Foster (7.2), Kiko Femenía (7.0), Craig Cathcart (6.7), Nicolas N’Koulou (6.8), Danny Rose (6.4), Moussa Sissoko (6.3), Ismaïla Sarr (6.0), Juraj Kucka (6.2), Ozan Tufan (6.6), Emmanuel Dennis (6.4) and Joshua King (6.6).


Watford made 3 changes: O. Tufan for J. Pedro (63′), E. Dennis for Cucho (74′) and C. Cathcart for A. Fletcher (90′).

Best player: Ben Foster

The player that probably impressed the most for Watford was the goalkeeper: Ben Foster. His rating is 7.20. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 4 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League



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