English Premier League: Penalty Fail, Watford vs Tottenham Draw

The match between Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur ended in a goalless draw in the Premier League match at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday (1/18).

Watford who acted as the host threatened first through Gerard Deulofeu when the game has been running for two minutes. But Deulofeu’s shot was wide.

Tottenham who are superior to new ball possession could create dangerous opportunities in the middle of the first half.

The 26th minute, Lucas Moura fired from the end of the penalty box, but the ball can still be driven back line Watford.

Four minutes later, it was Son Heung-min’s turn to get the space shot. However, kicking Son can be secured by Ben Foster.

Son again got a chance in the 38th minute after receiving a long pass from Harry Winks. Unfortunately, the volley from South Korea’s wing bounced over Watford’s goal.

The host then replied in the 41st minute, through a header from Troy Deeney from inside the penalty box. But Deeney’s header was too weak so it was easily secured by Spurs goalkeeper, Paula Gazzaniga.

Although both teams created a number of dangerous chances, there were no goals in the first half.

At the beginning of the second half, Watford gained a golden opportunity through Abdoulaye Doucoure. But Doucoure’s close-range shot went wide on the left side of Tottenham’s goal.

After that, the two teams pressed each other back. Tottenham got a golden opportunity in the 61st minute.

Son who escaped the offside trap just faced with Foster. But his right foot kick bounced thin over the bar.

The host actually has a golden opportunity to win over Tottenham through a penalty execution. However, Troy Deeney failed to score with a shot from the spot in the 70th minute.

The direction of the ball is able to read by Tottenham goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, as well as confront Watford’s golden opportunity. Watford was awarded a penalty in the 69th minute after Jan Vertonghen touched Gerard Deulofeu’s ball with his hand.

In order to add to the breaking down of his team, Mourinho included Christian Eriksen to replace Dele Alli and Gedson Fernandes to replace Giovani Lo Celso. In the remainder of the second half, Tottenham continued to press on the Watford defense.

Watford returned to get a golden opportunity in the 78th minute through the efforts of Ismaila Sarr. However, Sarr’s kick still soared.

Tottenham also get a number of golden opportunities. However, the goal failed to be created due to weakness in taking advantage of opportunities. Watford versus Tottenham match ended without a goal.

A goalless draw against Watford prevented Tottenham from coming close to the top five in the Premier League. As for Watford, an additional one point when entertaining Tottenham makes them unable to stay away from the red zone.

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