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  • Second-half goals from Richarlison and substitute Etienne Capoue earned Watford a well-deserved 2-0 victory at Bournemouth. Nathaniel Chalobah had wasted a series of chances for the Hornets but they were not to be denied the three points as Richarlison poked in his first goal for the club 17 minutes from time before Capoue drove in a splendid half-volley from distance late on.The match marked Jermain Defoe's first home game back at Bournemouth but, after coming on half an hour from time with the score level, he failed to inspire Eddie Howe's men.The visitors perhaps could have had a penalty inside five minutes when Tom Cleverley's close-range effort appeared to be blocked by the outstretched arms of former Watford defender Nathan Ake following Jose Holebas' long throw from the left.Cleverley's appeals were waved away by referee Roger East before Bournemouth had their first big chance of the game moments later.Joshua King played in Ryan Fraser on the left a..

    Watford at the double in deserved victory over Bournemouth

    Second-half goals from Richarlison and substitute Etienne Capoue earned Watford a well-deserved 2-0 victory at Bournemouth. Nathaniel Chalobah had wasted a series of chances for the Hornets but they were not to be denied the three points as Richarlison poked in his first goal for the club 17 minutes from time before Capoue drove in a splendid half-volley from distance late on.The match marked Jermain Defoe's first home game back at Bournemouth but, after coming on half an hour from time with the score level, he failed to inspire Eddie Howe's men.The visitors perhaps could have had a penalty inside five minutes when Tom Cleverley's close-range effort appeared to be blocked by the outstretched arms of former Watford defender Nathan Ake following Jose Holebas' long throw from the left.Cleverley's appeals were waved away by referee Roger East before Bournemouth had their first big chance of the game moments later.Joshua King played in Ryan Fraser on the left a..
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  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe still hopes to fill a gap in his squadBournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he could still do with one extra body, but believes while his squad may be "short in numbers we are very high in quality".The Cherries opened the new Premier League season with a disappointing 1-0 win at West Brom.Bournemouth spent big during the summer transfer window.Defender Nathan Ake, in a B#20million deal, and veteran goalkeeper Asmir Begovic were signed from Chelsea while England striker Jermain Defoe secured lucrative personal terms following his free transfer from Sunderland.Howe has, though, also allowed winger Max Gradel to this week join French Ligue 1 side Toulouse on loan until the end of the season, while 22-year-old defender Baily Cargill has switched to League One outfit Fleetwood for the rest of the campaign.With midfielder Junior Stanislas continuing his rehabilitation on a groin problem and forward Callum Wilson recovering from a serious knee injury, the Bou..

    AFC Bournemouth V Watford at Vitality Stadium : Match Preview

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe still hopes to fill a gap in his squadBournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he could still do with one extra body, but believes while his squad may be "short in numbers we are very high in quality".The Cherries opened the new Premier League season with a disappointing 1-0 win at West Brom.Bournemouth spent big during the summer transfer window.Defender Nathan Ake, in a B#20million deal, and veteran goalkeeper Asmir Begovic were signed from Chelsea while England striker Jermain Defoe secured lucrative personal terms following his free transfer from Sunderland.Howe has, though, also allowed winger Max Gradel to this week join French Ligue 1 side Toulouse on loan until the end of the season, while 22-year-old defender Baily Cargill has switched to League One outfit Fleetwood for the rest of the campaign.With midfielder Junior Stanislas continuing his rehabilitation on a groin problem and forward Callum Wilson recovering from a serious knee injury, the Bou..
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  • Watford head coach Marco Silva is still looking to do plenty of business in the coming weeks even though he believes the transfer window should be closed before the season starts. The 40-year-old enjoyed a memorable start to his Vicarage Road reign as his side scored a dramatic late equaliser to draw 3-3 with Liverpool on the opening weekend of the campaign.The Hornets have been one of the busiest top-flight clubs so far this summer, signing eight new faces and moving on seven either on loan or permanently.Premier League clubs are reportedly pushing for the transfer window to be shut before the start of the season.Shortening the window would been seen as a way of removing a lot of uncertainty over the futures of players as speculation over the likes of Ross Barkley, Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Alexis Sanchez rumbles on despite the new campaign being under way.Silva, as well as a number of his Premier League counterparts, is keen to see the window close before a ball is ..

    Watford boss Marco Silva ready for business but calls for summer transfer change

    Watford head coach Marco Silva is still looking to do plenty of business in the coming weeks even though he believes the transfer window should be closed before the season starts. The 40-year-old enjoyed a memorable start to his Vicarage Road reign as his side scored a dramatic late equaliser to draw 3-3 with Liverpool on the opening weekend of the campaign.The Hornets have been one of the busiest top-flight clubs so far this summer, signing eight new faces and moving on seven either on loan or permanently.Premier League clubs are reportedly pushing for the transfer window to be shut before the start of the season.Shortening the window would been seen as a way of removing a lot of uncertainty over the futures of players as speculation over the likes of Ross Barkley, Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Alexis Sanchez rumbles on despite the new campaign being under way.Silva, as well as a number of his Premier League counterparts, is keen to see the window close before a ball is ..
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  • Marco Silva plays down Watford signing four English players this summerMarco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad.The club-record signing of the B#18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressiv..

    Watford V Liverpool at Vicarage Road Stadium : Match Preview

    Marco Silva plays down Watford signing four English players this summerMarco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad.The club-record signing of the B#18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressiv..
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  • Sadio Mane admits Liverpool can offer no excuses for not starting their Premier League campaign with a win after conceding a last-gasp equaliser at Watford. The Reds had been on track to take three points from their opening fixture having twice come from behind.Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead on two occasions, only for Mane and a Roberto Firmino penalty to draw the visitors level at Vicarage Road.Club-record signing Mohamed Salah marked his debut with what looked set to be the match-winning goal, only for Miguel Britos to bundle in an injury-time leveller to ensure a dramatic 3-3 draw.Senegal international Mane felt Jurgen Klopp's side played well enough to head back to Anfield with a victory but said there was no way of justifying the final outcome."We're disappointed because we deserved to win," he told Liverpool's official website."We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long ball..

    Mane offers no excuses and says Liverpool should have beaten Watford

    Sadio Mane admits Liverpool can offer no excuses for not starting their Premier League campaign with a win after conceding a last-gasp equaliser at Watford. The Reds had been on track to take three points from their opening fixture having twice come from behind.Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead on two occasions, only for Mane and a Roberto Firmino penalty to draw the visitors level at Vicarage Road.Club-record signing Mohamed Salah marked his debut with what looked set to be the match-winning goal, only for Miguel Britos to bundle in an injury-time leveller to ensure a dramatic 3-3 draw.Senegal international Mane felt Jurgen Klopp's side played well enough to head back to Anfield with a victory but said there was no way of justifying the final outcome."We're disappointed because we deserved to win," he told Liverpool's official website."We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long ball..
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  • Miguel Britos scrambled home a controversial injury-time equaliser as Watford held Liverpool in a six-goal thriller at Vicarage Road.The Reds looked as though they had put all speculation and uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho's future to one side to win their opening Premier League clash - only for Britos to head home from point-black range in the dying moments to seal a 3-3 draw.Stefano Okaka opened the scoring with just eight minutes gone, with Abdoulaye Doucoure re-establishing the Hornets lead shortly after Sadio Mane had equalised.Liverpool rallied and Roberto Firmino levelled from the penalty spot after debutant Mohamed Salah was fouled, with the Egypt international then poking the visitors ahead only for Britos to pounce late on and give Marco Silva a positive first outing as Watford boss.Following on from Arsenal's 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night, more questionable defending meant the goals continued to flow, although two of Watford's strikes - includ..

    Miguel Britos earns Watford a draw in six-goal thriller with Liverpool

    Miguel Britos scrambled home a controversial injury-time equaliser as Watford held Liverpool in a six-goal thriller at Vicarage Road.The Reds looked as though they had put all speculation and uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho's future to one side to win their opening Premier League clash - only for Britos to head home from point-black range in the dying moments to seal a 3-3 draw.Stefano Okaka opened the scoring with just eight minutes gone, with Abdoulaye Doucoure re-establishing the Hornets lead shortly after Sadio Mane had equalised.Liverpool rallied and Roberto Firmino levelled from the penalty spot after debutant Mohamed Salah was fouled, with the Egypt international then poking the visitors ahead only for Britos to pounce late on and give Marco Silva a positive first outing as Watford boss.Following on from Arsenal's 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night, more questionable defending meant the goals continued to flow, although two of Watford's strikes - includ..
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  • Marco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad. The club-record signing of the £18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressive recruitment at Hull, regardless of his demand his squad speaks Englis..

    Marco Silva plays down Watford signing four English players this summer

    Marco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad. The club-record signing of the £18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressive recruitment at Hull, regardless of his demand his squad speaks Englis..
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