Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion, 11 August 2018

Score2-0 to Watford
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVicarage Road, Watford
Attendance20,051
Kick-off: 3.00pm Watford had now lost one of the last eight meetings since September 2012 (won four). Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Watford won: 1 Drawn: 1 Brighton won: 1 Watford scored: 2 Brighton scored: 1

2 Watford

Manager: Javi Gracia

0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Chris Hughton

Goals:

Roberto Pereyra 35 G
Roberto Pereyra 54 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender José Holebas
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender/Centre back Craig Cathcart
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Andre Gray

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Bernardo
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Isaac Success for Andre Gray 74
Ken Sema for Will Hughes 81
Kiko Femenía for Roberto Pereyra 87

Substitutions:

Gaëtan Bong for Bruno Saltor 26
Yves Bissouma for Pascal Gross 60
Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Solly March 71

Cards:

Etienne Capoue 64 Y
José Holebas 73 Y

Cards:

Dale Stephens 18 Y
Bernardo 81 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Adam Masina
Defender Sebastian Prödl
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Ken Sema
Forward Isaac Success

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Button
Defender Leon Balogun
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Beram Kayal
Forward Jürgen Locadia

Comments:

Watford were now unbeaten in their last 12 opening games of a league season (won six) since their loss against Everton in 2006. The Hornets had now lost one of their last nine Premier League games at Vicarage Road (won five). Ben Foster made his first Premier League appearance for Watford since 13 May 2007 (4,108 days earlier). It became the second-longest gap between games for a single team in the competition after Wayne Rooney for Everton (4,837 days).

Comments:

Brighton and Hove Albion were now without a win in their last 14 away games in the Premier League (lost ten); the longest current such run in the division. The Seagulls scored ten goals in their away games in the Premier League in 2017-18; a joint-low with relegated West Bromwich Albion. Alireza Jahanbakhsh became the seventh player to make his Premier League debut on his birthday; also Graeme Le Saux, Enrique De Lucas, Niclas Jensen, Leon Best, Henrique Hilario and Lucas Perez.