Date: 3rd September 2018 at 7:00am
Written by:
Watford
2 – 1
Tottenham Hotspur

Vicarage Road

Premier League

2/09/2018 4:00 pm

Attendance: 20141

Referee: Marriner

Watford Tottenham Hotspur
Deeney (69), Cathcart (76) Doucoure (og 53)
Foster Vorm
Janmaat Alderweireld 81
Cathcart Sanchez
Kabasele Vertonghen
Holebas Dembele
 
86
Doucoure Trippier
Capoue
 
Eriksen
Hughes 86 Alli
Pereyra 90 Davies 89
Gray 70 Lucas Moura
Deeney Kane

Substitutes

Gomes Rose 89
Mariappa 90 Winks 86
Success
 
70 Wanyama
Masina Dier
Sema Walker-Peters
Chalobah 86 Llorente 81
Femenia Gazzaniga

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 11
3 On Target 2
3 Corners 10
9 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
34 % 66

With a perfect start to Premier League life in the season of 2018/19, Tottenham Hotspur went into Sunday’s clash with Watford at Vicarage Road looking to make it four wins from four to keep the pressure on at the top of the table.

There’s no hiding it was a poor performance as they took a 2-1 victory with the goals coming in the second half of the game, and although Spurs dominated possession on the day we just didn’t do anything with it.

Watford actually managed one more shot on target than we did even though we had greater chances overall.

Certainly not the time to throw the baby out with the bathwater as it was one performance and one defeat, but nobody should need telling it wasn’t good enough and we have to be far, far better if we are to continue the dream that this might be the year for a real change in the table come next May.

If anything, maybe if any complacency had slipped in, this should slap it right back out again.

 

3 Replies to “Watford Bring Spurs Back Down To Earth With Defeat”

  • I did try and suggest Watford would be a lot harder than people seemed to think. What impressed me about them was the way they were able to change gear when they went behind. We seemed to be having one of those games where everything was being done too slowly, giving the opposition plenty of time to get into shape. Hopefully this will act as a wake up call.

  • Dream of real change in the table? , there’s dreaming and then there’s fantasy land.
    You can only dream of winning the Title if you put every effort in to being ready, prepared and have improved your squad.
    The summer window was a shambles showed zero ambition, still got a good 1st 11 and nothing to alter/rotate/push them and what’s worse is most look like they’re running on empty already.
    People bemoaning prices, and world cups etc didn’t stop the rest of the Football world adding and whether they’ve been successful or not we should have been making a few changes to freshen things up.
    Familiarity breeds contempt, we don’t seem to press as much as before, our passing is getting slower and lazier, Pochettino still doesn’t offer anything different, the bench is still painfully average at best.

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