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Official: Watford Appoint Marco Silva As New Head Coach On Two-Year Deal

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Watford have appointed Marco Silva as their new head coach, thus replacing Walter Mazzarri in the hot seat.

The Portuguese, who formally left his post at Hull City on Friday afternoon, has signed a two-year deal to take over at Vicarage Road.

OFFICIAL: #watfordfc is delighted to confirm the appointment of Marco Silva as Head Coach.

Marco Silva Triggers Hull City Break Clause ‘With Immediate Effect’ As Crystal Palace Continue To Pitch Woo

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Not that it was ever going to pan out any differently, but Marco Silva has today official resigned his post at Hull City.

The Portuguese coach spent 139 days in charge at the KCOM Stadium, taking a lost cause and hauling them up off the bottom of the tableonly to eventually come up short in the struggle to stave off relegation.

Official: Walter Mazzarri To Leave Watford At The End Of The Season

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Watford have confirmed this afternoon that they will not be retaining the services of manager Walter Mazzarri past the end of the current season.

Following a meetingbetween the two parties on Wednesday morning, Hornets chairman Scott Duxbury issued the briefest of statements to announce the upshot:

After the board discussed with Walter Mazzarri the club's future goals and aspirations, it was decided he will be stepping down from his position as the club's Head Coach after the final game of the 2016/17 season.

English Premier League

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Mazzarri to step down as Watford manager

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Walter Mazzarri’s tenure as Watford manager has ended after just one season as the club said on Wednesday he would be leaving after Sunday’s final Premier League match against Manchester City.

The 55-year-old Italian - who replaced Quique Sanchez-Flores after he was fired at the end of last term - has endured a poor end of season although they put up a spirited performance in the 4-3 defeat by champions Chelsea on Monday.

Mazzarri to step down as Watford manager

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Walter Mazzarri’s tenure as Watford manager has ended after just one season as the club said on Wednesday he would be leaving after Sunday’s final Premier League match against Manchester City.

The 55-year-old Italian - who replaced Quique Sanchez-Flores after he was fired at the end of last term - has endured a poor end of season although they put up a spirited performance in the 4-3 defeat by champions Chelsea on Monday.

Watford: Jose Holebas Has One Final Game Remaining To Break Impressive Premier League Record

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It's gone under the radar thus far, but Watford defender Jose Holebas is on the brink of setting a new Premier League record this season.

Afterbeing cautioned in the fourth minute of Monday night's game against Chelsea, Holebas moved level with four other players who currently share the record for accruing the most bookings (14) over the course of a Premier League season.

Chelsea’s Championship

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By J Hutcherson (May 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Chelsea celebrated their 2016-17 Premier League title with a late winner against Watford on Monday. It was the kind of game that was entertaining if not exactly a validation of what Chelsea did this season. To their critics, and there are many, that was winning a title by beating teams like Watford.

Video: Antonio Conte reflects on 4-3 win over Watford

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Photos: John Terry scores for Chelsea vs Watford

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Chelsea: Blues Celebrate Title Triumph With Eventful 4-3 Win Against Watford (Video)

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With the Premier League title already sewn up, Antonio Conte decided to give a number of his regulars a break on Monday night, making nine changes ahead of their home clash with Watford.

Despite the celebratory mood around Stamford Bridge and the usual guard of honour from the Watford players, the game was anything but an anti-climax, with seven goals scoredon an unpredictable night in west London.

Photos: Michy Batshuayi scores again for Chelsea vs Watford

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Emre Can, What A Hero

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Liverpool took a huge three points from Watford on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to a wonder strike from Emre Can. The German international performed some insane acrobatics to reach Lucas Leiva's cross and scissor kick home the Reds' only goal of the night.
As the race for the top four continues to be too close to call, Jurgen Klopp simply had to steer his side to victory against Watford.

Video: Jurgen Klopp’s post-match hug with Emre Can at Watford

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Tweets and Photos: Liverpool players react to beating Watford

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Massive 3 points today!!! Very happy that I could help the team with the goal #weareliverpool #ynwa #EC23 A post shared by Emre Can (@ec2323) on May...

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Liverpool tighten grip on 3rd place after Can cracker

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.

Having seen top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all drop points on Sunday, Liverpool capitalised thanks to Can’s jaw-dropping effort in first-half injury time.

Liverpool tighten grip on 3rd place after Can cracker

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.

Having seen top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all drop points on Sunday, Liverpool capitalised thanks to Can’s jaw-dropping effort in first-half injury time.

Liverpool tightens hold on third in Premier League

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.

Having seen top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all drop points on Sunday, Liverpool capitalised thanks to Can’s jaw-dropping effort in first-half injury time.

Confirmed Team News: Watford vs Liverpool lineups

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Watford team to play Liverpool #watfordfc line-up v @LFC: Gomes (GK); Mariappa, Prödl, Britos; Janmaat, Cleverley, Doucouré, Capoue, Amrabat; Deeney...

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Photos: Liverpool training ahead of Watford game

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Focused on facing Watford. pic.twitter.com/xSNcPOv3jN Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 29, 2017 Liverpool's players have been training at...

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MATCH PREVIEW: Watford V Liverpool

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Liverpool travel to Watford on Bank Holiday Monday as they aim to pick up three points and continue their quest for Champions League football. The last time the Reds faced Watford they scored six, will it be another confident victory away from home?

Liverpool's new shirt was released this week (Image via liverpoolfc.

Troy Deeney: There’s no fear when you play against Arsenal

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Video: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks ahead to Watford game

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players on their win over Watford

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Ton-up Deeney takes Watford closer to safety

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Troy Deeney scored his 100th league goal for Watford as they took a significant step towards Premier League survival on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Deeney, 28, set up M’Baye Niang for a spectacular opener and then scored early in the second half to give Watford seven home wins in a top-flight season for the first time since 1986-87.

Ton-up Deeney takes Watford closer to safety

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Troy Deeney scored his 100th league goal for Watford as they took a significant step towards Premier League survival on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Deeney, 28, set up M’Baye Niang for a spectacular opener and then scored early in the second half to give Watford seven home wins in a top-flight season for the first time since 1986-87.

Deeney own goal gifts Crystal Palace precious win

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace recorded a third successive Premier League win for the first time since September after Troy Deeney’s own goal consigned Watford to a 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Deeney, the Watford skipper, headed a free-kick by Yohan Cabaye into his own net midway through the second half to send Palace four points clear of the relegation zone.

Deeney own goal gifts Crystal Palace precious win

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace recorded a third successive Premier League win for the first time since September after Troy Deeney’s own goal consigned Watford to a 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Deeney, the Watford skipper, headed a free-kick by Yohan Cabaye into his own net midway through the second half to send Palace four points clear of the relegation zone.

4-2-3-1 vs Watford: Crystal Palace predicted starting XI, Team news, Key stats

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Crystal Palace vs Watford Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Crystal Palace vs Watford
English Premier League 2016/17
18th March, 15:00 pm BST
Selhurst Park, London
Live Stream: Watch Crystal Palace vs Watford live on Hotstar

CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Crystal Palace have had a nice two-weeks break to prepare for this match, and Sam Allardyce will hope to have recovered some of his injured players.

Gabbiadini makes history as Saints win thriller

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manolo Gabbiadini became the first Southampton player to score in his first three Premier League matches for the club as his goal helped down Watford 4-3 on Saturday.

The Italian took his tally to six goals in four games in all competitions since joining Saints from Napoli in the January transfer window following a seven-goal thriller at Vicarage Road.

Liverpool

Visualized: Liverpool 1-0 Watford

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Previous Match Infographics: Crystal Palace (h), West Brom (a), Stoke (a), Bournemouth (h), Everton (h), Manchester City (h), Burnley (a), Arsenal (h), Leicester (a), Tottenham (h), Hull (a), Chelsea (h), Swansea (h), Manchester United (a), Sunderland (a), Manchester City (a), Stoke (h), Everton (a), Middlesbrough (a), West Ham (h), Bournemouth (a), Sunderland (h), Southampton (a), Watford (h), Crystal Palace (a), West Brom (h), United (h), Swansea (a), Hull (h), Chelsea (a), Leicester (h), Tottenham (a), Burnley (a), Arsenal (a)

All match data from Stats Zone and Who Scored.

‘That Is The Best Goal I’ve Ever Scored’ – Emre Can Nets Outrageous Bicycle Kick As Liverpool Win Scrappy Clash At Watford (Video)

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Emre Can scored a definite contender for goal of the season on Monday night, as Liverpool battled to a 1-0 win away at Watford to keep their top four hopes very much alive and kicking.

Overall, the game at Vicarage Road was a poor affair, not helped by the loss of an injured Philippe Coutinho early on.

Liverpool at Watford 05.01.17

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3pm ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
6-1 Liverpool (h) 11.06.16
2-0 Liverpool (h) 05.08.16
0-3 Watford (a) 12.20.15
3-0 Liverpool (a) 01.13.07

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-2 Palace (h); 1-0 West Brom (a); 2-1 Stoke (a)
Watford: 0-2 Hull (a); 1-0 Swansea (h); 0-4 Tottenham (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 13; Firmino 11; Coutinho 10; Lallana, Milner 7; Origi 6; Wijnaldum 5; Can 4; Lovren, Sturridge 2; Henderson, Matip 1
Watford: Deeney 10; Capoue 6; Okaka 3; Holebas, Kabasele, Kaboul, Niang, Pereyra 2; Britos, Doucoure, Ighalo, Prödl, Success, Zuniga 1

Referee: Craig Pawson (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Can Wijnaldum
Firmino Origi Coutinho

We know where Liverpool have failed lately.

Videos

Retro Football: Steve Palmer Wears Every Single Watford Squad Number In Space Of One Season, 1997/98 (Photo & Video)

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Having started the 1997/98 season on the bench, Watford defenderSteve Palmer was gradually pressed into service all over the pitch as Graham Taylor's Hornets set about hauling themselves up and out of Division Two.

Indeed, such was hisutility that Palmer began racking up an impressive collection of shirt numbers Football League squad numbering not being mandatory as it is today.

Hull: Clucas Cracker Helps 10-Man Tigers To Victory Over Watford (Video)

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Hull City produced a superb battling display at home to Watford on Saturday, with the relegation-threatened side beating Watford by two goals to one, despite having to play most of the game with 10 men.

Sam Clucas netted the goal of the game, with the Hull man executing a magnificent long-range effort after a corner had been cleared.

English football

Watford to face Villa in Taylor tribute

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London (AFP) – Watford will salute their former manager Graham Taylor, who died earlier this year, with a memorial friendly against Aston Villa on July 29.

Taylor’s passing in January at the age of 72 sparked tributes from across the world of football and Watford have decided to play an annual pre-season fixture for the ‘Graham Taylor Trophy’ against other teams coached by the former England boss.

Watford to face Villa in Taylor tribute

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London (AFP) – Watford will salute their former manager Graham Taylor, who died earlier this year, with a memorial friendly against Aston Villa on July 29.

Taylor’s passing in January at the age of 72 sparked tributes from across the world of football and Watford have decided to play an annual pre-season fixture for the ‘Graham Taylor Trophy’ against other teams coached by the former England boss.

Britos pushes Sunderland closer to the drop

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Miguel Britos scored his first goal in English football as Watford beat Sunderland 1-0 Saturday to nudge the basement club nearer relegation from the Premier League.

Defeat at Vicarage Road left Sunderland seven points from safety, with just nine league games remaining.

The Rest

Former Arsenal captain linked with Watford transfer

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Watford are plotting a summer move for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to the Watford Observer. Former Arsenal captain Vermaelen, aged...

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