Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 01 January 2020

Score2-1 to Watford
RefereeAndy Madley
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVicarage Road, Watford
Attendance20,584
Kick-off: 3.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 4 Watford won: 2 Drawn: 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 2 Watford scored: 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers failed in their attempt to win three consecutive league games against Watford for the first time.

2 Watford

Manager: Nigel Pearson

1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Goals:

Gerard Deulofeu 30 G
Abdoulaye Doucouré 49 G

Goals:

Pedro Neto 60 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender/Centre back Craig Cathcart
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Ismaïla Sarr
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Gerard Deulofeu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Pedro Neto
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Substitutions:

José Holebas for Kiko Femenía 60
Adam Masina for Gerard Deulofeu 73
Roberto Pereyra for Ismaïla Sarr 90

Substitutions:

Rúben Neves for Ryan Bennett 54
Rúben Vinagre for Jonny 54
Diogo Jota for Pedro Neto 66

Cards:

Craig Dawson 21 Y
Christian Kabasele 69 R
Troy Deeney 90 Y
Ben Foster 90 Y

Cards:

Pedro Neto 26 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender José Holebas
Defender Adam Masina
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder/Forward Domingos Quina
Forward Andre Gray
Forward Isaac Success

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Max Kilman
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Owen Otasowie
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Forward Patrick Cutrone
Forward Diogo Jota

Comments:

League position: 19th Watford had now won consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since February 2019. On his 27th birthday, Abdoulaye Doucouré became the first player born on 1 January to score in the top division on New Year's Day since Danny Wilson for Luton Town at Everton in 1990 in League Division One. Since the start of the previous season, no player had now been shown more red cards in the Premier League than Christian Kabasele (three, along with SON Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur). Christian Kabasele was sent-off following a VAR review.

Comments:

League position: 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers had now conceded the first goal in more games so far in this Premier League season than any other team (14). They went on to win two and lose five of those games. They had now lost three of their last five games in the Premier League; as many as they had lost in their preceding 21 games in the division. At 19 years and 298 days, Pedro become the first-ever teenager to score in a game in the Premier League for Wolves.