WATFORD. Tottenham Hotspur snatched a late win Watford 1-0 after D. Sanchez scored just 1 goal (90').
WATFORD. Tottenham Hotspur snatched a late win Watford 1-0 after D. Sanchez scored just 1 goal (90′). Tottenham Hotspur was vastly superior ball possession (74%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Robert Jones who was helped by Richard West and Nicholas Hopton. The 4th official was Craig Pawson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13 degrees Celsius or 55.31 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 90%.
Tottenham Hotspur was in firm control of the ball 74% while Watford was struggling with a 26% ball possession.
Tottenham Hotspur was more aggressive with 110 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Tottenham Hotspur won the match.
Watford shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Tottenham Hotspur shot 20 times, 10 on target, 10 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Watford. On the opposite side, Tottenham Hotspur received 1 yellow card (O. Skipp).
After this match, Watford will stay with 13 points to stay in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Tottenham Hotspur will have 30 points to stay in the 7th place.
O. SkippJoão Pedro - Watford - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Oliver Skipp - Tottenham Hotspur Oliver Skipp - Tottenham Hotspur - receive yellow card for a foul.
G. Lo Celso
D. SanchezSubstitution - Watford. Tom Cleverley for Imran Louza. Substitution - Tottenham Hotspur. Bryan Gil for Lucas Moura. Son Heung-Min - Tottenham Hotspur - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Juraj Kucka - Watford Goal! Watford 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Davinson Sánchez - Tottenham Hotspur - shot with the head from few metres to the high centre of the goal. Assist - Son Heung-Min with a cross . New attacking attempt. Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur - shot with the head from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assist - Emerson Royal with a cross. Second Half ended - Watford 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Juraj Kucka - Watford - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur Corner - Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Juraj Kucka. Substitution - Watford. Cucho Hernández for Ken Sema.
Tottenham Hotspur will host Arsenal on the 16th of January with a 13-9 head to head statistic in favor of Arsenal (12 draws).
Watford: Formation and Lineups
Watford started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Claudio Ranieri chose to play with the following team: Daniel Bachmann , Craig Cathcart , William Troost-Ekong , Francisco Sierralta , Adam Masina , Juraj Kucka , Imrân Louza , Moussa Sissoko , Ken Sema , Joshua King and Emmanuel Dennis .
Watford made 3 changes: E. Dennis for J. Pedro (46′), I. Louza for T. Cleverley (90′) and K. Sema for Cucho (90′).
Best player: Daniel Bachmann
The player that probably impressed the most for Watford was the goalkeeper: Daniel Bachmann. His rating is 7.94. He performed 7 saves.
Tottenham Hotspur: Formation and Lineups
Tottenham Hotspur started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the opposite side, Antonio Conte played with: Hugo Lloris , Davinson Sánchez , Eric Dier , Ben Davies , Emerson Royal , Oliver Skipp , Pierre-Emile Højbjerg , Sergio Reguilón , Lucas Moura , Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son .
Tottenham Hotspur made 3 changes: O. Skipp for H. Winks (70′), S. Reguilon for G. Lo Celso (83′) and Lucas Moura for B. Gil (90′).
Top player: Emerson Royal
The player who no doubt impressed Tottenham Hotspur the most was Emerson Royal even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 77 passes (88% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 12 crosses.
Results of the day
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