Davinson Sanchez scored a goal with literally the last kick of the game to help Tottenham produce one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Premier League. In a game of few chances that were delayed after a supporter was taken ill, both sides were denied penalty appeals involving Josh King and Harry Kane. Watford came into the game on the back of five consecutive losses but stayed in the game thanks mainly to Daniel Bachmann. It was not until the sixth minute of stoppage time that the deadlock was broken when Sanchez rose highest from a Heung min Son corner.
Watford: Bachmann (8), Troost-Ekong (7), Sierralta (7), Cathcart (7), Masina (7), Sissoko (6), Sema (6), Kucka (7), Louza (7), King (6), Dennis (5).
Subs: Cleverley (n/a), Joao Pedro (6), Cucho (n/a)
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Sanchez (8), Dier (7), Davies (7), Reguilon (7), Royal (6), Skipp (7), Hojbjerg (7), Moura (6), Son (7), Kane (6).
Subs: Winks (6), Gil (n/a), Lo Celso (n/a).
Man of the match: Davinson Sanchez.
Watford boss Claudio Ranieri: “Never I like to speak about the referee’s decision. He saw it and said it wasn’t a penalty and nor did the VAR. I think we made a good match because we knew Tottenham liked to play on the counter-attack and they didn’t have one counter-attack. They had a lot of crosses but my tall players were very calm. I thought Joao Pedro had a very good match and Joshua King had a fantastic shot which Lloris saved very well.”
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte: “We have young players with room for improvement. I have seen good hunger in my players today and to play every two or three days is not easy. I’m delighted with the commitment of the players and it’s another clean sheet. We are showing solidity in this aspect.”
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