Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion, 26 August 2017

Score0-0
RefereeGraham Scott
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVicarage Road
Attendance20,181
Kick-off: 3.00pm Watford had now lost one of the last 11 league meetings (won five).

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Miguel Britos
Defender Sebastian Prödl
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder/Forward Nordin Amrabat
Midfielder/Forward Richarlison
Forward Andre Gray

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender Markus Suttner
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Tomer Hemed

Substitutions:

Craig Cathcart for Nordin Amrabat 28
André Carrillo for Craig Cathcart 47
Troy Deeney for Andre Gray 83

Substitutions:

Liam Rosenior for Bruno Saltor 46
José Izquierdo for Anthony Knockaert 81
Jamie Murphy for Pascal Gross 90

Cards:

Miguel Britos 24 R

Cards:

Bruno Saltor 17 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender/Centre back Craig Cathcart
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Ben Watson
Midfielder/Forward André Carrillo
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Isaac Success

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Niki Mäenpää
Defender Uwe Hünemeier
Defender/Midfielder Liam Rosenior
Midfielder Steve Sidwell
Midfielder/Forward José Izquierdo
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Murphy
Midfielder/Forward Jiří Skalák

Comments:

League position: 5th Miguel Britos had now been shown more red cards than any other player in the Premier League since the start of the 2016-17 season, with all three in his last 11 home appearances. The Hornets had now been shown six red cards since the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season; a joint high with Manchester City and West Ham United. They had now failed to score in six of their last nine games in the Premier League. Watford manager Marco Silva said: "After the first chance they created we lost emotional balance. We need to continue what we did before. The red card changed everything but, after that, our players showed good spirit and attitude."

Comments:

League position: 17th Brighton and Hove Albion had now failed to score in their first three games of this Premier League season. None of the 11 teams who had previously matched this feat had ended the season in the relegation zone. The Seagulls had now failed to score in their first three games of a league season for the first time since 1928-29 in Division Three South. They had now scored only one goal in their last six league games. Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton said: "It is a concern [that they hadn't scored] because on the balance of play and getting in areas we are, we should do better. We need to find a way to win these games, we hit the post twice and feel it is coming. I hope we are successful in this transfer window to get a bit more attacking threat."